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