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Romania court acquits Senate speaker of lying...

2018-05-22 23:07:40 KRQE Albuquerque
A Romanian court has acquitted the Senate speaker of making false statements under oath in a trial related to a fraudulent real estate case. The High Court of Cassation and Justice cleared Calin Popescu Tariceanu of wrongdoing on Tuesday, rejecting prosecutors' demand for a prison sentence.

Romanian court acquits ex-PM Tariceanu of false testimony charges

2018-05-22 23:07:39 Channelnewsasia.com
BUCHAREST: A Romanian court acquitted former prime minister and current Senate speaker Calin Tariceanu on Tuesday of charges of giving false testimony to assist suspects in a wider real estate corruption case. It is the second high-profile acquittal this month after ex- prime minister Victor Ponta escaped charges of forgery, money laundering and being an accessory to tax evasion.

Jail sentence for Romanian bank employee who embezzled EUR 1.7 million

2018-05-22 18:30:50 Romania-Insider.com
The Alba Iulia Court of Appeal sentenced Elena Metesan, a former employee of state-owned CEC Bank, to five years and six months in prison. She is accused of having embezzled a total of EUR 1.7 million.

Pension Snafu That Killed Bond Tender Prompts Warning in Romania

2018-05-22 16:03:48 Bloomberg
Romania's finance minister warned against politicians' commenting about the country's pension system after the government's mistaken publishing of a draft law torpedoed a bond tender on Monday. Following uproar from opposition politicians, Eugen Teodorovici said statements about contributions to the mandatory second-pillar had driven the European Union nation's bond yields higher.

Young musicians from 39 countries join Romania's George Enescu Competition

2018-05-22 16:03:47 Romania-Insider.com
The jury of the George Enescu International Competition has selected 270 young musicians from 39 countries to participate in this year's edition of the event. A record number of 400 young artists from 46 countries have registered for the 2018 edition of the competition , 26% more than at the 2016 edition.

Ford will invest EUR 200 mln to produce new model in Romania

2018-05-22 16:03:46 Romania-Insider.com
American carmaker Ford announced on Tuesday, May 22, that it would produce a new model at its local plant in Craiova, which implies new investments of EUR 200 million and the creation of 1,500 new jobs. The new vehicle adds to the current Ford EcoSport small SUV and the 1.0 EcoBoost engine, both already produced at the Craiova plant.

Romania court acquits Senate speaker of lying under oath

2018-05-22 14:06:00
BUCHAREST, Romania — A Romanian court has acquitted the Senate speaker of making false statements under oath in a trial related to a fraudulent real estate case. The High Court of Cassation and Justice cleared Calin Popescu Tariceanu of wrongdoing on ...

Romania court acquits Senate speaker of lying under oath

2018-05-22 14:02:00
A Romanian court has acquitted the Senate speaker of making false statements under oath in a trial related to a fraudulent real estate case. The High Court of Cassation and Justice cleared Calin Popescu Tariceanu of wrongdoing on Tuesday, rejecting ...

Ex-Romanian president on trial for revolution deaths charges

2018-05-22 13:36:17 The Las Vegas Sun
Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu has appeared at court to face charges of crimes against humanity for his role in the country's bloody anti-communist revolution. The charges refer to a five-day period when Iliescu seized power after former Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu fled Bucharest on Dec. 22, 1989.