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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian president green lights bribery probe against former PM

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis green-lighted the criminal investigation against former prime minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu, accused of having received material benefits worth USD 800,000 in 2007-2008. The president forwarded the prosecutors’ request to the justice minister, Digi24 reported. 

A similar request sent to the Parliament in 2018, when Calin Popescu Tariceanu was serving as a senator, was rejected. Prosecutors now say additional evidence has been provided, and elements of novelty have emerged in the investigation.

The former prime minister is accused of having received, indirectly, in the period 2007-2008, material benefits worth USD 800,000 from the representatives of an Austrian company, consisting in the payment of consulting services. In return, Tariceanu has allegedly exercised his duties so that a series of government decisions would be adopted in favor of the company.

According to judicial sources quoted by G4media.ro, the Austrian company to which the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors refer is Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH Austria - the company that distributed Microsoft licenses in Romania.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Facebook/Calin Popescu Tariceanu)

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian president green lights bribery probe against former PM

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis green-lighted the criminal investigation against former prime minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu, accused of having received material benefits worth USD 800,000 in 2007-2008. The president forwarded the prosecutors’ request to the justice minister, Digi24 reported. 

A similar request sent to the Parliament in 2018, when Calin Popescu Tariceanu was serving as a senator, was rejected. Prosecutors now say additional evidence has been provided, and elements of novelty have emerged in the investigation.

The former prime minister is accused of having received, indirectly, in the period 2007-2008, material benefits worth USD 800,000 from the representatives of an Austrian company, consisting in the payment of consulting services. In return, Tariceanu has allegedly exercised his duties so that a series of government decisions would be adopted in favor of the company.

According to judicial sources quoted by G4media.ro, the Austrian company to which the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors refer is Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH Austria - the company that distributed Microsoft licenses in Romania.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Facebook/Calin Popescu Tariceanu)

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