24 mai 2010

Child Prostitution Racket Unearthed in France

Parent-led child prostitution ring arrested in Bordeaux                         Église Notre-Dame, Bordeaux Photo: Christophe Finot                      By RFI          Nine Bulgarians suspected of forcing their eight children to work as prostitutes on the streets of Bordeaux were arrested by French police during raids on squats and... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2010

Paintings nicked in Paris

Paris art thief appears more no-frills than thrillseeker                                                           Christophe Girard, deputy Paris mayor, gives a press conference outside the Musee d'Art Moderne.... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2010

Lustration law passed

Lustration Law - adopted by Romanian Chamber of Deputies de V.M. transl/adapt. C.B. HotNews.ro Miercuri, 19 mai 2010, 17:20 English | Top News The Romanian Chamber of Deputies has adopted the Lustration Law on Wednesday, May 19, a project which has made a five-year long legislative tour. According to Romanian news agency Agerpres, the decision was voted through nominal call, with 203 favourable votes, 40 against and 12 abstentions. The Lustration Law was adopted by the Senate in April 2006 and the Chamber of deputies had to... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2010

Protests in Bucharest

UPDATE 1-Thousands of Romanians protest austerity measures By Luiza Ilie and Ioana Patran BUCHAREST, May 19 (Reuters) - One of the largest mass protests since the fall of Communism in 1989 hit Bucharest on Wednesday over deep government spending cuts, casting doubt on Romania's ability to meet its IMF loan commitments. Analysts say the government may end up bowing to public pressure and softening the planned cuts in a bid to preserve popularity for its shaky parliamentary majority, even though elections are not scheduled... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2010

How disgusting...

Unbelievable... Trei milioane şi jumătate de euro, cheltuielile parlamentarilor pentru deplasările în străinătate în 2009 15 mai 2010, 08:46 | Actualizat (acum 2 ore) Robert Florea / REALITATEA TV Cele mai mari costuri pentru astfel de deplasări decontate de Cameră, peste 70.000 de lei (aproximativ 17.000 de euro)  au fost pentru deputatul PD-L pentru diaspora, William Brânză. Cele mai mari costuri pentru deplasările în străinătate le-a adus deputatul PDL pentru... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2010

how did it happen and how can it be?

My dears, I have been gone for a year in July - the longest in ten years that I haven't been back to the country of my heart. In that time, have things changed so much? 'Yes', my friends tell me, 'it's changed so much you wouldn't recognise the atmosphere in the streets. People look desperate again, as they did before 89. They are afraid of the future. Pale, empty eyed or rage-filled. The smiles that were there for a while are gone. People keep their heads down and walk straight on. It's as if we are waiting for something to happen... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2010

Tolerance reaches its peak

Is the country of my heart marching towards a revolution? The government's austerity measures are worse than unacceptable. They are intolerable. They are inhuman, in a country where the average pension is 350 euros a month but the cost of living much the same these days as here in Paris or London. How are people supposed to live? As it is, the elderly have no decent health service to rely on and many live with their families in order to just scrape by. Here in western cities, we cannot imagine the desperation in the hearts of these... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2010

cal Victoriei, nr 9

Just received: In aceste zile se desfasoara un act de distrugere fara precedent la acest obiectiv de Patrimoniu National, de importanta exceptionala - categoria A.Este exemplar pt coruptia actuala generalizata, institutiile statului si directiile lor deconcentrate participand la o manopera monstruoasa !!!La inceputul unor lucrari de consolidare de catre actualul proprietar - Loteria Romana in 2004, fireasca sondare pt descarcare de sarcina arheologica a dat la iveala vestigii uluitoare: pivnite brancovenesti, zidurile de baza a 4... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2010

Rostul

Received this afternoon. Please read it as I wipe my eyes. I didn't understand every word - but no need. The message is clear and the images blatent. Beautifully written and tragic. Tragic and true. Thank you for sending it on, iubita mea xox : ROSTUL Când te desparţi din vina ta, încerci o vreme să te lupţi cu ireversibilul, îţi dai seama că n-are sens, te lamentezi de formă şi renunţi. Când te desparţi din vina celuilalt, ai nevoie de o perioadă de timp ca să înţelegi ce s-a întâmplat. Iei povestea de la capăt, pas cu pas... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2010

News

Good grief!! Heaven forfend!! Though one shouldn't be surprised at such a suggestion from Vanghelie (see below) since Elena Basescu and Gigi B are representing Roumania in Europe anyway - things couldn't get much worse. Udrea for Prime Minister? What is the man smoking?!! The country of my heart seems to be going to the maidanezi and look what's happening to them, according to the Scottish Herald. What the hell is going on? Not content with the ridiculous violet flame affair, things go from the sublime to the darn right insulting.... [Lire la suite]
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