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România Liberâ - Romania | Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Ponta hiding behind immunity

Prime Minister Victor Ponta is currently under investigation by the Romanian anti-corruption authority. On Tuesday the parliament in Bucharest rejected a request his immunity to be waived and he himself has described the investigations as an attempted coup. Pure propaganda, writes the conservative daily România Liberă: "All Ponta is trying to do is hide the facts in his case. Namely that the legal firm Sova & Partners signed numerous superfluous contracts as legal advisers [with the state energy company] in Rovinari and Turceni. Part of the funds went to Ponta, who was a member of parliament in Gorj at the time. A classic model for bleeding state companies dry that is practised by many influential people in Romanian politics. ... Ponta is now hiding behind parliamentary immunity, but the facts cannot be ignored. The people should note that their prime minister has profited from public funds and is now afraid he'll have to spend time behind bars."

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