Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Laura Codruţa Kovesi validated as European head Prosecutor by the conference of the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament

Laura Codruţa Kovesi has been validated as the European head Prosecutor by the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament, formed by leaders of the parliamentary groups and the president of the European Parliament. This was a formal step of the assignment, end the European legislative has announced, in a declaration, that Laura Codruţa Kovesi can begin her mandate of seven years, leading the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. This will be an independent body of the Union, in charge with investigating and bringing to justice of crimes against financial intersests of the Union, as well as corruption, cross border frauds with a VAT higher that 10 million euro. Laura Codruţa Kovesi is the first person to take the position as European head Prosecutor, that she has received in spite of the opposition expressed by the Romanian government.

Romania could become the biggest gas producer in the European Union

Romania could become the biggest gas producer in the European Union, a situation that would offer it security and independence. The statement was made, in Ploieşti, by the foreign minister, Ramona Mănescu, who attended a summit on energy. Ramona Mănescu mentioned that Romania appreciates the support of the United States in the “Three Sees Initiative”, that supports ambitious objectives and the possibility of investments in the region.
Ramona Mănescu: I believe that Romania’s role in the energetical security is just being written. And I say thisthinking about the fact that, as far as exploitable resources are concerned and taking into account that Netherlands has announced that it will completely close exploitation in Groningen in 2025, correlated with Great Britain leaving the European union, Romania can become the biggest gas produces in the European Union, as Eurostat says.
One of the debated themes at Aspen Energy Summit 2019 pointed to energetical resources of Romania that, according to the participants’ opinion, have the potential to grow the country’s prosperity and build the energetical security of Europe.

10 000 doctor have left Romania until 2016

According to the most recent study by the professional organization of medical staff in the European Union, 10 000 doctors have left Romania until 2016. The research has also underlined a series of problems that health systems in several states deal with. “In Croatia – a deficiency of doctors and nurses; in France, as well, the lack of doctors. Italy – a cutting of funds for public health care and even for some doctors and short working time. Relevant differences between Italian regions, as far as quality and standards are concerned, especially between North and South. In Poland, a deficiency of public money. A health care system that is hostile both to patients and doctors. In Romania, there is an orientation towards hospitals, not ambulatory; the system is over-centralized in collecting money and deciding how to spend it. The lack of public money, a medical system led by university professors and, we think, too many students in medical schools and too many such institutions”, said Denis Păduraru.
Most Romanian doctors have left to Belgium, France, Germany and Great Britain, for reasons having to do with salaries, working conditions and respect for patients. Authorities acknowledge they do not know the real number of doctors who have chosen to work in another country.

Alexandra Ionita – RADOR