Romanian Police

EnvirMin to ask for protection of skylark, chamois, two iconic species for Romania

The Eurasian skylark (Alauda arvensis) and the chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) will be placed under protection, and the decision, together with an opinion of the Ministry of the Environment, will be submitted to the government, acting Environmental Minister Costel Alexe said on Thursday at a news conference.

Romania Arrests Suspected Defacer of Hungarian Road Signs

Romanian police have arrested a 30-year-old man from Bacau County in northeast Romania for defacing Hungarian-language signs in four towns in neighbouring Harghita County, the Romanian news agency Mediafax reported on Monday.

Ethnic Hungarians account for 85 per cent of the population in Harghita County, and the vandalism of the signs had caused local tensions.

Anti-trafficking Agency head: No substantial reduction in human trafficking unless demand is criminalised

Bucharest, Oct 18 /Agerpres/ - The president of Romania's National Anti-trafficking Agency (ANITP), Maximilian-Axel Nicolae, said on Friday that the authorities should also focus on investigating those who use the services of human trafficking victims, as this is the only way to increase the success rate in stopping this phenomenon.

'La Gomera' directed by Corneliu Porumboiu to premiere in North America at Toronto International Film Festival

The film "La Gomera," directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania's submission for the US Academy award for best international feature film 2020, will have its North-American debut at the "Masters" section of the 44th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, which will take place September 5-15.

Romania Arrests Iraqis Hidden In Truck Bound for Poland

Romanian border police on Friday arrested 10 Iraqi citizens who were trying to illegally cross the state border to reach Western Europe, authorities said on Friday.

The migrants, who were all asylum seekers in Romania, were hidden in a truck and have been charged with "illegally attempting to cross the border".

Caracal case/DIICOT: Lab tests show genetic profile of a single person - Alexandra Macesanu

The lab tests conducted so far in the Caracal case showed the genetic profile of a single person - Alexandra Mihaela Macesanu, the result being based on the scientific comparison of the genetic profile of the sample taken from the defendant's house with the genetic profile of the girls' parents, the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism informed on Saturday.

Anger Over Romanian Teen’s Murder Prompts High-Level Resignation

The director of the Romanian Special Telecommunications Service, TST, Ionel-Sorinel Vasilva, quit on Monday after the institution was accused of not reacting on time to the desperate SOS calls of a teenager who was kidnapped, raped and murdered last week in southern Romania.

Romania Seizes Hundreds of Stolen Greek, Roman, Treasures

Romanian police seized 128 pieces of ancient Roman military equipment, 134 pieces of antique ceramics and 189 coins stolen from archeological sites as part of a joint operation conducted last autumn involving 29 countries, the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, Europol, announced on Monday.