Monday, November 20 2023

Unjustified wealth cases in Romania

Some mayors and local councilors in Romania are unable to justify their assets, according to integrity inspectors in their address to an appeal court in the capital Bucharest on Monday. The mayor of Corbeanca, a Bucharest neighbourhood in southern Ilfov county, is unable to justify an income of more than RON 3 million, according to integrity inspectors. In a similar case, the deputy mayor of Rona de Sus,  a community in Romania’s northern county of Maramureș, is unable to justify a diffrence of RON 770,000 between gains acquired and his family income. A similar case was reported in the community of Dâmbovița-Bucșani, where a local councilor was unable to justifify a fortune of over RON 215,000 as Radio Romania’s Diana Sârbu reports.

Two of suspected murderers of a Romanian businessman arrested

In a major development in the murder case of Adrian Kreiner, a Romanian businessman în the country’s central town of Sibiu, police forces arrested two suspects on Sunday. The move was possibile in co-operation with other West-European forces.  Suspects, both aged 35, have been identified as key players in the crime reported in Sibiu, some days ago. They were traced and located in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Law enforcement agencies in Hungary, France, United Kingdon amd the Republic of Ireland were involved in the operaion.. The suspects, all natives of Dolj county, in southern Romania, were previously involved in other criminal cases. Their past is marked by a series of robberies, and other crimes.

Accelerated procedure of Romania’s new pension law

A draft of Romania’s new pension law is coming under accelerated procedure in  parliament ‘s lower house on Monday just as it previously happened in the upper house. As the government predicted substantial increases for millions of people next year, of more than 50 percent, questions remain over the financing sources. The country’s prime minister estimated that money would come from those who avoid paying taxes roght now despite doubts expressed by the Opposition and some trade unions fearing that employees would be forced to contribute more to the pension fund. Though the new versions of Romania’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan except allocating 9.4 percent of the GDP to public pensions system, Investment and European Projects Minister Adrian Câciu, explained that a mechanism will nonetheless be added.

RADOR – Alexandru Danga