Thursday, November 26th

Romanian MP and a football club owner befre DNA

Deputy Cătălin Teodorescu and Mihai Rotaru, a Romanian businessman who is also the owner of the CSU Craiova football club, were ordered to appear before prosecutors with Romania’s National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) early on Thursday. The two were expected to answer questions concerning damages paid by the country’s National Authority for Property Restitution (ANRP), according to reports. An ANRP committee presided by Crinuţa Dumitrean allowed Mr. Rotaru to receive more than Ron 100 ml. as damage for land in the southern town of Piteşti. Rotaru bought the land from a man who was on trial with the Piteşti City Hall for eight years on the issue. A former Miss Bistriţa at a beauty contest, Ms. Dumitrean is detained for her involvement in the corruption trial of Alina Bica, the former head of the Directorate for Invastigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT)

Bucharest-Ilfov Inspectorate for Emergency Situations gets new management

The Bucharest-Ilfov Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU) got a new management on Thursday. Brigade General Gheorghe Pop, Lieutenant-Colonel Claudiu Valeriu Crăciun and Lieutenant-Colonel Ioan Sorin Mureşan will take the managing positions as chief inspector, first deputy inspector and deputy inspector respectively for three months, according to an ISU press release. The former management was suspended on Wednesday after ISU’s former managing team had to appear before prosecutors of Romania’s National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) for hearings related to a blaze taking hold at the Colectiv nightclub in the capital Bucharest on October 30. Death toll in the nightclub fire rose to 60 on Sunday following the death of a student in an Austrian hospital.

Former President Traian Băsescu in court again

Romania’s former president Traian Băsescu appeared before the Sector 5 Court in the capital Bucharest on Thursday. Mr. Băsescu had to answer questions following a complaint submitted by Ion Şerb, a man in the Romanian southern town of Craiova who accused the former president of lying when he promised to resign in 2007. Judges reopened the case last month following a request put forward by the Prosecutor General’s Office.

Humanitarian concert for Romania’s disfavoured children

A humanitarian concert for Romania’s disfavoured children is expected at the Theodor Pallady Conference Center in Bucharest on Thursday at 5 PM. The event is part of a national Christimas campaign known as The Smile in the Box organised by Your Chance Association and the Bucharest School Inspectorate. Some 9,000 children in 16 Romanian counties are expected to receive Christmas gifts on the occasion.

Alexandru Danga