Monday, October 17th, 2016

Laser project at Magurele returned to public attention

Laser project in Magurele, the most powerful laser in the world, returned to public attention, after last week it was visited by European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. Carlos Moedas called for a better promotion of the project and said that he is committed to make it known. He was also interested in urban development projects around campus at Magurele. Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos also said on Friday that the investment in this project can create local development. Furthermore, explained Dacian Ciolos, the turnover estimated in a recent study is over 600 million euros annually. (RADIO ROMÂNIA reports)

The lowest criminality in nine years

Criminality in Romania reached its lowest level in nine years at the begining of this month, says General Inspector of the Romanian Police, Bogdan Despescu. He said that this year the criminality rate reduced by over 6% and with regard to offenses committed on the street the decrease is 8%. The most complaints relate to thefts, which represent 35% of all offenses. Bogdan Despescu also said that this reduction in criminality was achieved thanks to activities undertaken by the Romanian Police to prevent and combat, in parallel with the activities to maintain public order. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

One in five Romanian is facing poverty due to insufficient income

One in five Romanian is facing poverty due to insufficient income although they are working full time – shows an assessment made by the National Trade Union Confederation „Cartel ALFA” published before the „International Day for the Eradication of Poverty”, which will be marked on Monday. Cartel Alfa points out that less than 40% of Romania’s gross domestic product (GDP) is directed towards the human capital, while companies get over 60% of GDP. This report is reversed compared to most European countries and it highlights the major imbalance in terms of redistribution of the economic results. Also in Romania we have a tax system that favors the capital and burden insted the employees and small taxpayers – mentions Cartel Alfa’s communique. Trade Union Confederation notes that collective negotiations for wages were virtually eliminated by the effects of a law passed five years ago. All this led to a deepening of social inequality, poor working conditions, exploitation and a total lack of prospects for Romanian workers, who increasingly choose the option of emigration. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Adrian Strugariu – RADOR