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Katharina aus dem Ötztal (Österreich, 1951):
“Es kommt noch einmal Krieg. Ein 3. Weltkrieg. Anfangen tut es langsam. Zuerst werden die jungen Buben mit komischen Autos (Reservisten mit Militärfahrzeugen???) abgeholt. Sie singen und jauchzen noch zum Tal hinaus.
Mass rallies persist nationwide despite scrapping of contentious decree that decriminalised some corruption offences.
An estimated 500,000 protesters rallied in Romania’s capital, Bucharest, following a government climbdown over a contentious corruption decree in the face of week-long mass demonstrations.
Fulfilling a promise made late on Saturday, the government announced on Sunday it had approved the withdrawal of controversial executive order that would have decriminalised certain grant offences and protected politicians from prosecution.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border guards have discovered 48 Iraqi citizens hidden away in a truck that officially was transporting boxes of chocolate.
Border police at the Danube port of Giurgiu on the Romanian-Bulgarian border said they discovered 22 men, 9 women and 17 minors including a young infant on Thursday evening after checks on the truck revealed a high level of carbon dioxide, a gas that humans exhale.
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Sevil Shhaideh briefly oversaw the department of regional development
Romania is set to appoint a Muslim and a woman as prime minister for the first time in its history. with the nomination of Sevil Shhaideh, a little-known member of the Tartar minority.
The centre-left Social Democratic Party (PSD) led by Liviu Dragnea took 45 per cent of the vote on election day in 11 December, double any other party’s share.
It is now forming a new government in coalition with a smaller liberal partner. But Mr Dragnea, who as party chief would normally be appointed to become Prime Minister, was found guilty of electoral fraud and given two years’ suspended sentence in April.
“Romania is not a Turkish province.”
- The original deal called for a “mutual exchange” in which Romania would build a new Orthodox Church in Istanbul, while Turkey would build the mosque in Bucharest. In July 2015, however, Prime Minister Victor Ponta revealed that the Romanian government had abandoned the Istanbul church project because it is “not allowed under Turkish law.” Ponta approved the Bucharest mosque project anyway, saying it was a multicultural symbol of Romania’s acceptance of the Muslim community.
- Ponta’s decision to approve the mosque, which will mimic Ottoman-era architecture, was greeted with outrage in a country that was under Ottoman Turkish domination for nearly five centuries until 1877.
- “This plan is not about worship, it is about marking the territory of their authority through a monument.” – Ozgur Kazim Kivanc, a Turkish activist opposed to Erdoğan’s destruction of public commons to build mosques.
- “Once Islam enters a land, that land becomes Islamic and Muslims have the duty to liberate it someday. Spain, for example, is Islamic land, and so is Eastern Europe: Romania, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia…” – Omar Bakri Muhammad, a prominent Sunni Islamist cleric.
- “We consider the disposal of free land which, ironically, belonged to the family of Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu, who was beheaded by the Turks on August 15, 1714, to be a betrayal of the Romanian people.” – Pending lawsuit calling on the court to annul the government’s grant of free city land for the mosque project.
Opponents of a proposed Turkish mega-mosque in Romania’s capital, Bucharest, have filed a lawsuit against the government in an effort to halt the project. The court is set to begin hearing the case on October 14.
The Western public doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack.
According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper.
Bulgaria’s prime minister firmly ruled out his country’s participation in the proposed NATO fleet in the Black Sea aimed at countering Russian forces in the area: “I don’t need war,” the politician said after Russia promised a response; meanwhile Romania’s president, one of the initiators, has hurriedly backed off.
“I always say that I want the Black Sea to see sailboats, yachts, large boats with tourists and not become an arena of military action… I do not need a war in the Black Sea,” Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Thursday referring to the proposal for the NATO fleet in the Black Sea made by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis while visiting Bulgaria on June 15-16.
“Our country will not become part of the Black Sea fleet being prepared against Russia,” Borissov said as quoted by EurActiv.com website.
Snow sometimes reaches even 30 cm (12 inches) as winter came again.
Flocks and herds should be grazing on the hills. The animals are now huddling in barns and farmers are forced to buy hay to feed them.
Romania has arrested two employees of an Israeli intelligence company on charges of spying on and trying to intimidate the country’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, officials say.
“An investigation has been launched and two people have been arrested,” Mihaela Porime, a spokeswoman for the anti-crime and terrorist prosecutors’ office, said on Wednesday, adding that the suspects work for the Israeli private intelligence agency, Black Cube.
The firm reportedly has several former operatives of Israel’s Mossad spy agency on its payroll.
– Russia Cuts Off Ukraine Gas Supply To 6 European Countries (ZeroHedge, Jan 14, 2015):
Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian state energy giant Gazprom to cut supplies to and through Ukraine amid accusations, according to The Daily Mail, that its neighbor has been siphoning off and stealing Russian gas. Due to these “transit risks for European consumers in the territory of Ukraine,” Gazprom cut gas exports to Europe by 60%, plunging the continent into an energy crisis “within hours.” Perhaps explaining the explosion higher in NatGas prices (and oil) today, gas companies in Ukraine confirmed that Russia had cut off supply; and six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas. The EU raged that the sudden cut-off to some of its member countries was “completely unacceptable,” but Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller later added that Russia plans to shift all its natural gas flows crossing Ukraine to a route via Turkey; and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak stated unequivocally, “the decision has been made.”
Snow totals for western and central parts of Turkey and down to the city of Jerusalem
At least 8 villages isolated – Normally sun-drenched islanders lose power and water
SNOWFALL RATES…OVER 3 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES.
It feels like a Siberian winter in Romania.
– US may have had ‘black site’ in Romania, says ex spy chief (The Malysian Insider/AFP, Dec 13, 2014):
A former head of Romania’s intelligence service said the CIA may have kept detainees in a “transit centre” in Romania but that Bucharest was unaware of the activities conducted at the site.
After September 11, 2001, Romania and the United States talked about “centres of support for the CIA, sites that the Romanians would place at the disposal of CIA representatives, where they could organise the activities that they wanted to carry out in other countries,” Ioan Talpes said in a video interview with the daily Adevarul.
– Romania – Snow up to 10 centimeters (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):
The A2 motorway is closed between Bucharest and Fundulea, according to the Center Infotrafic the Romanian Police.
Meteorologists have issued a code yellow warning for snow and wind in Bucharest and five other counties in the southeast.
According to meteorologists, the municipality of Bucharest and the Ilfov, Giurgiu, Virginia, West counties Calarasi and Ialomita, will receive 5-7 cm of snow, with 10 cm in some areas. The County Teleorman shas received about 5 cm in the last few hours.
– US to boost troops at Romania airbase increasing NATO’s military presence in Eastern Europe (Voice of Russia, April 1, 2014):
US has asked to boost the number of troops and aircraft stationed at an airbase in NATO ally, Romania, President Traian Basescu said. The request would add up to 600 US troops to the roughly 1,000 currently stationed in Romania, and would increase the number of military aircraft there, Reuters reports.