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Evenimentul Zilei - Romania | 19/03/2012

New president brings Moldova closer to EU

The parliament of the Republic of Moldova on Friday elected the independent judge Nicolae Timofti as the country's new president, giving the country an elected leader for the first time in two and a half years. The daily Evenimentul Zilei expects the 63-year-old candidate of the Alliance for European Integration to deliver just what the coalition's name suggests: "In an interview before the vote Timofti stated that if he's elected he will push forward with European integration and lend his support to the reforms - above all in the judiciary - necessary to that end. At the same time he proposed a first official visit to Brussels to underscore his country's commitment to Europe. ... The result won't thrill Moscow. The Kremlin wanted a president in Chişinău who would support the Russian troops in Transnistria and give more autonomy to the separatists in [its capital] Tiraspol. ... Politically speaking things have now become more stable, even if economically the difficulties are only starting. But Chişinău is counting on support from Bucharest on that score."

România Liberâ - Romania | 31/07/2007

Bucharest's deputy prime minister admits to Securitate past

Razvan Murgeanu, deputy mayor of the Romanian capital Bucharest, has admitted in a BBC interview that during his student days he worked as a spy for the Romanian secret service Securitate. How did Murgeanu's past remain secret for so long? asks Nicoleta Savin: "According to the law, the National College for the Study of the Securitate Archives (CNSAS) is supposed to examine the histories of all government functionaries, but it hasn't even finished proofing the those of the parliamentarians... In the seven years since its creation, the College has uncovered 200 Securitate agents and around 700 informants. How many decades (or centuries) will it take to examine the files of some 15,000 active Securitate officers and two million or so archive files?... Meanwhile Finance Minister Varujan Vosganian has announced plans to reduce the CNSAS budget for 2008 because he says the authority spends most of its time 'dealing with bureaucracy'. So what chance do we have of finding out the truth about people's pasts before they're elected?"

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