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Irina Marica
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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]

 

Senate adopts draft bill introducing jail time for disrespecting Romania’s national flag or anthem

The Romanian Senate adopted a draft bill that introduces jail terms of up to three years for people who disrespect Romania's national flag or anthem, local Digi24 reported.

According to the legislative proposal, those who desecrate the Romanian flag or intentionally distort the national anthem's lyrics or tune risk prison sentences between 6 months and three years. 

"The desecration of the Romanian flag, the singing of the national anthem with a text or tune other than those established by law with the intention of defaming the Romanian national flag or anthem, as well as any other public manifestation committed with the same intention is punishable with imprisonment from six months to three years," reads the legislative project.

The draft bill was initiated by People's Movement Party (PMP) and passed the Senate with 104 votes in favor. Both the Social Democrats and the Liberals backed the bill.

The project will also be debated by the Chamber of Deputies, which will give the final vote.

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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]

 

Senate adopts draft bill introducing jail time for disrespecting Romania’s national flag or anthem

The Romanian Senate adopted a draft bill that introduces jail terms of up to three years for people who disrespect Romania's national flag or anthem, local Digi24 reported.

According to the legislative proposal, those who desecrate the Romanian flag or intentionally distort the national anthem's lyrics or tune risk prison sentences between 6 months and three years. 

"The desecration of the Romanian flag, the singing of the national anthem with a text or tune other than those established by law with the intention of defaming the Romanian national flag or anthem, as well as any other public manifestation committed with the same intention is punishable with imprisonment from six months to three years," reads the legislative project.

The draft bill was initiated by People's Movement Party (PMP) and passed the Senate with 104 votes in favor. Both the Social Democrats and the Liberals backed the bill.

The project will also be debated by the Chamber of Deputies, which will give the final vote.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Pixabay.com)

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