Știri din categoria: Politics

EXCLUSIVE. National Security Agency (NSA) hacked Edward Snowden’s laptop and removed his personal data

Wondering why I wasn’t receiving anything on Twitter from Edward Snowden anymore, I tried to access his account to see his recent messages. Couldn’t find it! I then looked through the list of Twitter accounts I follow. He wasn’t there Read more [...]

EXCLUSIVE. The Economist Intelligence Unit: The upcoming decision on Romania’s Schengen membership for 2014 will be negative

In the recently released Country Forecast titled “Romania at a glance: 2013-2017”, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) opines that, although in a confortable position given by the decisive majority won in the recent general elections, Read more [...]

EXCLUSIVE. Discretionary payment for forfeit. MPs allowed to spend monthly lump sums on “Promo broadcasting on radio-TV”, “Car parking fees at the nearest airport”, “Regular and priority mailing” according to new discretionary budget regulations

Extra careful with their “work-related” expenses, MPs have adopted the revised discretionary budget using the emergency procedure. The decision came immediately after the law of the parliamentary procedure was amended to allow for generously Read more [...]

EXCLUSIVE. Romanian MPs have… “immunized” their absences in the new parliamentary procedure! Romanian taxpayers will have to pay for the no-show of their representatives in the parliament

The latest amended version of Law #96 of 2006 regarding the status of senators and deputies, promulgated by President TraianBasescu on 4 July 2013 and published in the Official Gazette #411 on 8 July 2013, legalizes the PAID parliamentary absenteeism.   Unexcused Read more [...]

Holy bribe. 400,000 Romanians allegedly bribed staff in the education system and around three million paid bribes to medical personnel LAST YEAR ALONE

One out of seven Romanians admits of having paid bribes in the last twelve months to medical personnel and one out of fifty Romanians to officials working in the education system. The same study shows that at least one out of four Romanians Read more [...]