A former Romanian tourism minister and presidential candidate was taken into custody this week by anti-graft police on suspicion of money laundering and influence peddling.
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Since the start of the Ukraine crisis, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called on NATO countries to increase defense spending. Poland has announced plans to accelerate a major military modernization program. And Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and the Czech Republic have all promised to increase their defense spending.
Prosecutors in Munich confirmed Wednesday that Airbus is under investigation for bribery connected with border security contracts in Romania and Saudi Arabia.
Romania's parliament Monday voted to remove immunity from a former minister targeted in an investigation involving alleged bribes and kickbacks from re-sellers of Microsoft software.
Anti-bribery investigations and enforcement actions involving international mining projects are breaking out all over.
Romania's parliament asked President Traian Basescu to step down on Wednesday after his brother was detained for allegedly accepting a bribe to help shorten a reputed crime boss's jail sentence.
The Romanian National Anticorruption Directorate arrested businessman Dan Adamescu Friday, charging him with bribing judges to rule in his favor in court cases.
The publication last week of the EU’s first corruption monitoring report, with biennial ones to follow, highlights a striking disparity between its 28 members in tackling corruption.
Former Romanian prime minister Adrian Nastase was sentenced to four years in prison Monday for taking bribes.