Geography of Romania

A life's story: The only female meteorologist who braves Balea Lake's record deep snows

Elena Stanciu is the first, and actually the only female meteorologist to have tied her life to the history of the Balea Lake weather station located in the Fagaras Mountains (Sibiu County), at an elevation of 2,057 m, which sees the deepest snows in Romania, with the white cover usually well above one meter thick.

Ukrainian singer Ruslana, 2004 Eurovision winner, wishes Romania to win this year

Ruslana, the Ukrainian singer who won the 2004 Eurovision contest, attends Romania's national selection for this competition on Sunday, in Craiova (west of Bucharest); she declared she wishes Romania to win this year, as she was a fan of Romanian culture.

Photo credit: (c) Bogdan BARBULESCU / AGERPRES ARCHIVE

Ruslana will perform a 30-minute show after the contest.

DNA conducts searches at Ploiesti City Hall headquarters, in FC Petrolul financing case

National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors on Tuesday morning are conducting searches at the headquarters of the Ploiesti City Hall, in a case having to do with funds allotted from the local budget to the FC Petrolul football club, related to which investigations were launched in rem for abuse of office one year ago.


Restaurateur Florian Chirila: Vegetarian cuisine, an alternative to traditional foods and a health source, if duly observed

Florian Chirila, the owner of Bihor County's only vegetarian restaurant and one of the few such dining establishments in Romania, unveils in an interview with AGERPRES the secret to a healthy diet.

Photo credit: (c) Florian Chiril? / Facebook

DNA searches in Suceava target public institutions, one company and one home

Suceava National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors on Friday are conducting home searches in 7 locations in the Municipality of Suceava and the Commune of Brodina, Suceava County, out of which 3 at the headquarters of a public institution, and the rest at a company with 3 operating divisions and at an individual home.

Photo credit: (c) Radu TUTA / AGERPRES ARCHIVE

Romanian PM's Relative Detained on Suspicions of Defrauding EU Funds

The brother-in-law of Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta was detained by the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) on Tuesday on suspicions of corruption and defrauding EU funds.

Iulian Hertanu was detained along with two other businessmen after waiting for 17 hours at the DNA headquarters in Ploiesti, AGERPRES news agency reports.

PM's brother-in-law, part of bid rigging ring, acted to fraudulently win Comarnic sewerage contract

The Prime Minister's brother-in-law Iulian Hertanu is supposedly being investigated on suspicions of having colluded with others to set up a bid rigging ring that acted to illegally win the contract for the expansion of the Comarnic city sewerage network, judicial sources told AGERPRES on Tuesday.

Photo credit: (c) Cristian NISTOR / AGERPRES ARCHIVE

Commissioner Cretu: Romanian villages, communes should be revitalised by economic, human inflows

Bucharest, Feb 16 /Agerpres/ - Romanian villages and communes should be revitalised and developed by economic and human inflows, European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu said Monday.

Photo credit: (c) Alex MICSIK / AGERPRES FLOW

Prejmer gets ready for Fasching, the Saxon Pancake Carnival, now at 11th edition

The commune of Prejmer, located 17 km from the Brasov County seat, gets party-ready as more than 20,000 pancakes of 27 sorts, with various jam, jelly or cheese fillings kept under well-guarded secrecy by the local diligent housewives, will be prepared hot on the spot, in front of the participants in the eleventh edition of Fasching - the Pancake Carnival that will take place here on Sunday as o