Cristina Matei

Blood stains found in avowed criminal Dinca's house (sources)

Investigators who went to Caracal on Friday, at Gheorghe Dinca's house, the man who admitted having killed teenage girls Alexandra Macesanu and Luiza Melencu, found blood stains and bone fragments, according to some judicial sources. The fragments appear to be of human bones and they were allegedly found in the same area where July 26 searches turned out some more of them.

Caracal criminal case: Opoportunity of a referendum for radical punishments, life imprisonment, chemical castration

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă on Saturday night wrote on her Facebook page that albeit her appeal to the political class to not try to confiscate the Caracal tragedy and turn it into an attack topic, "this appeal to respect, maturity and compassion was not honoured".

PM Dancila on Comarnic-Brasov motorway: In first CSAT meeting, it shall become of national importance

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Sunday in Pitesti that, in view of starting the works on the Comarnic - Brasov motorway more quickly, the motorway will be removed from the public-private partnership and it will be declared of national importance in the next meeting of Romania's Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT).

PNL's Orban: Iohannis as head of European Council would offer Romania many opportunities

Liberal leader Ludovic Orban on Thursday night stated in reference to the possibility for Klaus Iohannis be elected president of the European Council, that he wishes for the latter to be the PNL candidate to Romania's presidency, yet on the other hand, Klaus Iohannis would have the opportunity "to help Romania very much from this position" (of president of the European Council, ed. n.).

Ludovic Orban: We support increase in pensions, but based on "stable, predictable" mechanism

National Liberal Party (PNL) chairman Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday evening that the Liberals support the increase in pensions, but based on a "stable, predictable" mechanism, on "objective elements". "We attacked the Pension Law at the Constitutional Court (CCR) and the CCR proved us right, declaring the Pension Law unconstitutional.

Senate President Tariceanu: European officials' statements fall under the campaign for elections to the EP

Senate President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu stated on Wednesday evening, when referring to the statements of some European officials on the justice issue, that they fall under the electoral campaign for the elections to the European Parliament and they cannot provide any concrete evidence regarding what the government has done wrong.

#AGERPRES130 MP Gigel Stirbu: National News Agency, institution proving professionalism, held in high regard

The National News Agency is an institution that proves professionalism is held in high regard, the Chair of the Culture, Arts, Mass-Media Committee with the Chamber of Deputies, Gigel Stirbu, says on the occasion of the 130th anniversary since the establishment of AGERPRES. "What I can say is that I appreciate very much what is going on there, at AGERPRES, the work of that team.

Ordinance 7 attacks Romanian justice dramatically, society, country have to resist

Save Romania Union (USR) leader Dan Barna said on Sunday evening, at a protest rally in Victoriei Square, that the Emergency Ordinance 7/2019 "attacks" justice, adding that the protests might cause its withdrawal, as it happened with the Emergency Ordinance 13 in 2017. "At this moment Romania is massively assaulted by Ordinance 7.

Minister Intotero meets representatives of Brisbane's Romanian community

The Minister for Romanians Abroad Natalia-Elena Intotero had a meeting with representatives of the Romanian community of Brisbane, Australia, who indicated their interest in keeping cultural and linguistic ties with Romania and the initiative of the Ministry of Romanians Abroad (MRP) to distribute folk costumes, provide educational support in Romanian and student camps.