The center-left coalition in power in Romania Thursday accelerated the removal of President Traian Basescu’s center-right. This last Thursday accused the government of attempting to usurp the prerogatives beyond the constitutional framework and extend its control over public institutions and the judiciary.
first vote is scheduled this Friday in Parliament, where Liberal Social Union (USL) Premier’s Victor Ponta control the majority. The possible dismissal of the Head of State would then be decided by referendum within a month.
Several NGOs of the rule of law denounced days of “anti-democratic tendencies” of the center-left coalition in power has begun impeachment proceedings of President Traian Basescu. Paris, Berlin and the U.S. also urged Bucharest to “respect the rule of law” and the independence of institutions.
The drawings were allegedly found in the Sforzesco Castle in Milan. | AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACE These drawings and paintings, valued at 700 million euros, were in the Peterzano Fund, named after the painter Simone Peterzano, in which the young Caravaggio made his artistic debut, according to ANSA, citing results of research conducted by a … Continue reading
The Monde.fr | 07/05/2012 at 18:49 • Updated 07/05/2012 at 18:49 By Eric Albert British Prime Minister David Cameron at a conference press following the EU summit in Brussels, Monday, July 2. | AP / Yves Logghe And if the UK went out of the European Union (EU)? Once unthinkable, the scenario becomes progressively … Continue reading
The Monde.fr with AFP | 05/07/2012 at 15:19 • Updated 07/05/2012 at 15:19 ” The difficult years ahead […] I see light at the end of the tunnel but the tunnel is long, it takes patience, “said Yannis Stournaras, the Greek Finance Minister. | REUTERS / JOHN KOLESIDIS “Much has changed over the last … Continue reading
The Shard, the new “icon” of the city, as its promoters call it, is ready in time for the Olympic Games that open in late July in London. With 310 meters, has 95 floors and the observatory to the public offering a panoramic 360 °, it promises to become one of London’s tourist attractions. The … Continue reading
The Monde.fr with AFP | 05/07/2012 at 12:12 • Updated 07/05/2012 at 12:12 The kidnapper, who killed four people taghazout morocco before killing himself Wednesday in Karlsruhe (southwestern Germany) was French, said a spokesman for the German police “I know it is French and he is from Alsace” , said the spokesman, in the … Continue reading
Francois Hollande, at the EU summit in Brussels, June 29 | AFP / Georges Gobet Just finished the top, Francois Hollande announced that he would propose “that are submitted to Parliament for decisions concerning Europe, the growth pact, banking supervision if necessary, transactions financial and fiscal pact “. The head of state does not want … Continue reading
The Monde.fr with AFP | 07/04/2012 at 17:53 • Updated 07/04/2012 at 17:53 The illegal Afghan at the evacuation and destruction of a shantytown on the outskirts of Athens (Greece), July 12, 2009. | AFP / ARIS Messinis non-compliance with laws to protect unaccompanied minor migrants in Greece and the conditions considered “inhumane” to … Continue reading
Mr. Wathelet considering closing two of the country’s seven reactors (Doel 1 and 2) in 2016, six months later than originally planned. Tihange 1, however, would see its life extended by ten years. A decision that is screaming the Ecolo party, associated with the regional power in Brussels and Wallonia and promoter of the 2003 … Continue reading
The Monde.fr with AFP | 07/04/2012 at 16:23 • Updated 07/04/2012 at 16:23 Juan Maria Mugica had escaped in January 2010 in a police operation to Lizartza, the Spanish Basque Country, during which “had been dismantled a commando transport equipment ETA” . At this commando that management had ordered the armed group in 2001 … Continue reading
The Monde.fr with AFP | 07/04/2012 at 14:37 • Updated 07/04/2012 at 14:37 The Romanian President Traian Basescu. | REUTERS / BOGDAN CRISTEL The center-left coalition in power in Romania launched, Wednesday, July 4, the procedure to remove the center-right president Traian Basescu announced the new president of the Chamber of Deputies Valeriu Zgonea … Continue reading
Barclays said Wednesday a telephone conversation between Mr Diamond and a Vice-Governors of the Bank of England, Paul Tucker, at the time of the 2008 financial crisis. | AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS Barclays has indeed revealed a Wednesday telephone conversation between Mr Diamond and Paul Tucker, a vice-governor of the Bank of England during the … Continue reading
By Wilfried Martens, President of the European People’s Party, former Prime Minister of Belgium For my surprise was actually short-lived as it quickly faded to merely reading the name of billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, called a main rival of President Saakashvili. This neo-oligarch is trying, in collusion with Moscow, a bid for the forthcoming parliamentary … Continue reading
The Monde.fr with AFP | 07/04/2012 at 9:38 • Updated 07/04/2012 at 9:38 Named code “Carole” and started there almost a year, the police operation resulted in the identification of Austria only two hundred seventy-two pedophiles who broadcast on the Internet video of a pedophile nature. This is the largest police operation against pedophile rings … Continue reading
The Monde.fr with AFP | 07/03/2012 at 22:35 • Updated 03/07/2012 at 22:35 Romanian President Traian Basescu. | AP / VADIM GHIRDA Senate, Crin Antonescu, co-chair of the USL, was elected chairman to replace Vasile Blaga but the vote is challenged before the Constitutional Court. Mr. Blaga, who is also head of the LDP, … Continue reading