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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 [email protected]

 

Romanian plays slot machines with EU money destined for a business

A Romanian man from Iasi, a city in Eastern Romania, was sentenced to two years and six months probation for embezzling EU funds after he used part of the EU money obtained for a business to play slot machines, local Ziaruldeiasi.ro reported.

The man filed the papers to obtain EU funding and was granted a first installment of RON 107,000 in 2014. The money was supposed to be used to buy four hectares of land but the man used the EU funds to pay off a EUR 8,000 loan and to play the slot machines. He also built a barn, which was not included in the business plan.

The court ruling is final, according to Ziaruldeiasi.ro. The Romanian also has to pay the money back.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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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 [email protected]

 

Romanian plays slot machines with EU money destined for a business

A Romanian man from Iasi, a city in Eastern Romania, was sentenced to two years and six months probation for embezzling EU funds after he used part of the EU money obtained for a business to play slot machines, local Ziaruldeiasi.ro reported.

The man filed the papers to obtain EU funding and was granted a first installment of RON 107,000 in 2014. The money was supposed to be used to buy four hectares of land but the man used the EU funds to pay off a EUR 8,000 loan and to play the slot machines. He also built a barn, which was not included in the business plan.

The court ruling is final, according to Ziaruldeiasi.ro. The Romanian also has to pay the money back.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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