BREAKING NEWS: Basescu keeps his function, despite the vote

BUCHAREST – At the 2012 referendum for Basescu’s dismissal voted 46.13% of Romanians who have this right, according to partial official data provided by Central Electoral Bureau (BEC). Thus, 87.55% voted yes, 11.12% voted no. The president said he won this, despite the fact that almost 8 million people wants him out of Cotroceni. The next partial count will be announced at 14:00 local.

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GOOGLE celebrates the London 2012 Olympics Games

LONDON | Google has changed on Friday the logo on the home page to mark the start of 2012 Olympic Games held in London. Thus, the letters forming the Google logo are accompanied by one drawing of a sportsman: a football player, a swimmer, an athlete, a practicing archery and a fencer. Next to them is a basketball and a football. Continue reading

2012 Olympics Games – 400 hours of live sport on TVR

BROADCAST | TVR, as the official broadcaster of the Olympic Games in London will broadcast live between 27 July and 12 August the Olympic Games in London on the channels TVR 1, TVR 2, TVR 3, TVR HD, but also on the official website, jo2012.tvr.ro. For 48 years, the Olympics are seen on the Romanian National Televizion. This year, between July 27 and August 12, the Olympic Games in London are transmitted on TVR 1, TVR 2, TVR 3, TVR HD jo2012.tvr.ro, informs the Romanian Television. Continue reading

Sile Camataru Rahova was transferred to Rahova prison

BUCHAREST | Vasile Balint, known as Sile Camataru, convicted of pimping and human trafficking usury, was transferred on Tuesday afternoon, by the Capital Police arrest department at the Maximum Security Prison at Rahova, informs the General Inspectorate of Romanian Police (IGPR). Continue reading

Anders Breivik to be temporarily moved to another prison

OSLO | Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people on July 2011 in Norway, was temporarily transferred to another prison, during the performance of working at the detention center were he has been previously incarcerated, prison officials announced on Tuesday. “I asked for a break,” said Knut Bjarkeid, director of high security prison in Ila, near Oslo, where Breivik spent most of his detention after arrest made in the day of attacks. Continue reading

The 9% VAT will lower food prices by 15% and reduce evasion

GOVERNANCE | VAT reduction from 24% to 9% for basic foods will lead to lower prices for those products by 15% and significantly reduce tax evasion, according to representatives of employers in the industry. “The first effect would be to increase budget revenues. It will reduce tax evasion bread from 60%, as is currently at 15-20%”, Aurel Popescu, president of Rompan bakery told the Mediafax. Continue reading

Two helicopters involved in the forest fire fighting in Bucegi

BUSTENI | Two helicopters of the Aviation Inspectorate of the Ministry of Interior will intervene on Monday in the fighting against the  forest fires in Bucegi. The first helicopter took off from the Special Aviation Unit at around 10:00 am, said Interior Ministry (MAI), in a press release. Continue reading