Bacau will become European City of Sport in 2017
Bacau will become European City of Sport in 2017 along with several dozens cities in the European Union. The decision was taken in Brussels, in the European Parliament. European Commissioner Corina Cretu pointed out that thus the city will have an extra chance of developing.
Corina Cretu: „We are very open, at the European Commission, in everything that concerns the development of this area, the north-east zone, which is one of the poorest areas not only in Romania, but also in the EU. Therefore, any investment in this region means an investment in the future, an investment in our children’s future and I am very glad that the city of Bacau can be an example not only for the country, for Romania, but for the EU too”. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)
Former member of the European Parliament Adrian Severin was sentenced
Former member of the European Parliament Adrian Severin was sentenced definitively to 4 years imprisonment for bribery and influence peddling. He will serve his sentence at Rahova Penitentiary, where he turned himself in last night. Former Foreign Minister and President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisaton for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), he was charged together with other two MEPs that he accepted to sell his services to journalists posing as lobbyists. The facts happened between December 2010 and March 2011. The other MEPs resigned from the European Parliament, thus giving up on their parliamentary immunity but Adrian Severin refused to follow suit, claiming that it was „a frame-up organised by persons who acted like agents provocateur and with political motivation.” (RADIO ROMANIA reports)
At training polygons in Braila and Galati counties takes place multinational military exercise „Zimbru-16”
At training polygons in Braila and Galati counties multinational military exercise „Zimbru-16” takes place these days. Over 1.000 soldiers from the Romanian Land Forces belonging to 15th Mechanised Brigade participate, who will leave for missions in Afghanistan, as well as 200 soldiers from the United States Army. The main objective is to verify the inter-operability between the military manpower of the two armies using NATO standard operating procedures. The exercise ends tomorrow. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)