BUCHAREST — Romania’s left-wing Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday after losing the backing of his party due to internal power struggles, barely seven months after his predecessor suffered the same fate. Tudose handed in his resignation on Monday evening after senior members of the ruling Social Democrats (PSD) voted to withdraw their support at a leadership meeting. "I am leaving with my head held high. I’m going to get my things at parliament," Tudose told journalists after the party gathering. The move heralds fresh turmoil for Romania, one of the European Union’s poorest countries plagued with corruption scandals, and comes on the eve of a historic visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Tudose’s resignation will have to be signed off by centre-right President Klaus Iohannis. He also needs to approve the PSD’s new prime ministerial nominee, to be chosen at a party meeting today. It is the second time in a year that the PSD has … [Read more...] about Romania’s ruling left sinks own gov’t for second time in a year
Two years have passed since law 77/2016, known as the debt discharge law, was passed, and the total number of notifications over these two years was 8,459, according to Hotnews. The debt discharge law says that any individual who has a mortgaged-backed loan worth up EUR 250,000 can transfer their house to the bank, and the lender will wipe out the debt. The law’s proponent, former Liberal Party member Daniel Zamfir, said at the time: “Today, in Romania, there are 800,000 families who are no longer able to make their bank payments. This law prevents these families from becoming social cases.” Despite the proponents’ claim that there would be 800,000 people who would benefit from the law, according to the National Bank of Romania, in 2016 there were 6,363 notifications submitted, in 2017 there were 1,894 and in the first three months of 2018, only 202 notifications. Of the 8,500 total submitted notifications, 71 percent were challenged (6,023). Four banks are … [Read more...] about Two years since the introduction of debt discharge law: fewer than 8,500 notifications submitted
Romanian prosecutors have formally indicted former President Ion Iliescu for crimes against humanity, contending that he shares responsibility for the more than 1,100 deaths that occurred during the December 1989 anticommunist revolt. Iliescu, 88, appeared at the Prosecutor-General's Office on April 17 to hear the charges against him. He made no comment. Iliescu, a former top communist official who had fallen out of grace in the 1970s, took power on December 22, 1989, after communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, fled Bucharest following a popular uprising. Prosecutors said that Iliescu and his associates, who gained control of the military and the media during the uprising, had failed to prevent "numerous situations" in which people were needlessly killed. President Klaus Iohannis last week approved a request to allow the prosecution of Iliescu, former Prime Minister Petre Roman, and former Deputy Prime Minister Gelu Voican Voiculescu. Military prosecutors who last … [Read more...] about Romanian Prosecutors Indict Former President For 1989 Uprising Deaths
Bosch is in talks with local authorities in Cluj to test autonomous cars in Cluj-Napoca. As part of the move, the company plans to build a testing track for autonomous cars. The tests are conducted using the cars with two people on board. At the Cluj Bosch engineering centre, alongside autonomous driving the activities conducted are electrification, connectivity and traditional automotive. As part of supporting activities Bosch is working on radar and video systems, at developing autonomous driving functions, technologies based on AI and more. In Cluj all five degrees of a car’s autonomy. For a few years now, Bosch has been testing in Cluj the soft that will be used in the future on self-driving cars. The cars are always under the control of the driver while the algorithms are tested in several situations, to see which elements they are able to recognise in traffic and how they can be improved. “The systems are recognising all situations and, you are right, the … [Read more...] about In a first for Romania, Bosch in talks to test autonomous cars in Cluj
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