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JW v State Soros Romania documents 00667 pg 44-49

JW v State Soros Romania documents 00667 pg 44-49

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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State
Case No. F-2017-16510 Doc No. C06601152 Date: 08/14/2018 DISCERNIBLE CLASSIFICATION
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Silver, Richard 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 4:05
Silver, Richard
Silver, Richard
Bucharest Morning News Summary (October 13, 2016)
Categories:
Classified Director
A/GIS/IPS, DoS
07/31/2018 Class:
CONFIDENTIAL Reason:
1.4(D), Declassify on:
10/12/2045
Other
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[RELEASE PART 1.4(D),B6I
.MORNINGNEWS SUMMARY
October 13, 2016
The Morning News Summary compiles Romanian language press stories relevant Embassy Bucharest, and other
USG officials. The information not independently verified.
Bilateral- Regional/NATO
Domestic
Economic
Domestic
Plagiarism: the European Commission and React
While Bucharest, Science, Research and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas issued press statement
saying that priority the European Union stricter and tougher plagiarism. warned that the
rules are not respected, Romania will pay very expensive price. Separately, Ciolos said the
Government meeting that regrets the decision made Parliament cut the National Council for
Certification Titles, Diplomas and University Certificates (CNATDCU) powers, and the way that plagiarism being dealt with. regretted the resignation CNATDCU president, Viorel Barbu, calling him neutral
professional. Ciolos warned that there are too many doctoral schools Romania, adding that law can decide
whether paper has been plagiarized, but only honest and objective researchers and professionals. Yesterday,
CNATDCU issued final verdict concerning plagiarism charges against former Interior Minister Petre Toba
and Voluntari Mayor Florin Pandele. Separately, the Prosecutor General started the criminal investigation
against the Bucharest Sector Mayor Robert Negoita for instigation falsify documents, abuse office, and
use false documents connection with his PhD paper. Police Academy asked the withdrawal ofNegoitas
PhD title clai_ming his paper was plagiarized. (Mediafax, Digi24, mainstream media)
*Comment: After extensive technical research into the PhD theses ofPetre Toba and Florin Pandele, the
General Council ofCNATDCU concluded that their papers were plagiarized The vote was favor and one
against: important note that this not final conclusion. CNATDCU only one body the circuit
institutions analyzing PhD papers. The final decision regarding the withdrawal ofthe f!hD title stands with the
Education Minister. Media continued to. comment negatively the future fallout from the recently passed
education bill academia and public integrity writ large. DISCERNIBLE CLASSIFICATION
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Press One: Laura Codruta Kovesis PhD papers included series suspicious paragraphs
Press One analyzed the DNA Chief Prosecutors paper and said that several paragraphs over three pages are
copied without quotations from book organized crime Damian Miclea. Three other paragraphs are
copied from paper fighting trans-border crime SRI officer. Kovesi has also mistakenly written the
name Scottish author, and used quotations which similarly appeared the work another author. She
also used quotations from her previous published articles without quoting them. Press One comments that
Kovesis case not similar with those Victor Ponta, Gabriel Oprea Petre Toba who have massively
plagiarized their papers but raises suspicions due the numbers omissions and mistakes. High-profile
defense attorney Gheorghe Mateut, who looked Kovesis PhD paper CNATCDUs request 2012, said
Realitatea his opinion the paper was not plagiarized and blamed what saw very consequential,
orchestrated campaign damage trust the judiciary. (Press One, Realitatea TV)
Comment: Press One journalist and university teacher Emilia Sercan has analyzed most PhD papers top
Romanian politicians suspected ofplagiarism. Most independent observers increasingly note that the issue
Kovesi alleged plagiarism needs swiftly looked into and clarified
Romania refuses Canadas offer visas
Unlike Bulgaria, the Romanian Government refused Canadas first offer gradually lift visas for Romanians
until May 2018. Romanian officials were not satisfied with the offer and asked for firmer deadline
2017. (Digi24)
PSD lawmaker calls for action against Soros people
Over the past days, the PSD Deputy Nine! Peia (of Ilfov) launched several public messages urging Romanians take action against the 22,000 Soros people who are national traitors, attack Romanias religion, have key
positions, and work with all their powers against Romania. The list traitors includes politicians,
magistrates, NGO members, intellectuals, artists, students, etc. posted s~veral photos with personalities
including members the Ciolos government. These include: USR leaders Clotilde Armand and Nicusor Dan,
MEP Monica Macovei, Former Foreign Affairs Minister Andrei Plesu, philosopher Boria Roman Patapievici,
singer and artist Tudor Chirila, NGOs representatives .Alina Mungiu Pippidi and Cristina Guseth, etc. additional Soros news, Revista recently reported that PRU politicians Sebastian Ghita and Bogdan
Diaconu announced the introduction draft law ban NGOs members which received funding from George
Soros occupy any public position Romania. Analyst Cristian Campeanu compared these stances with
those ofErdogan Turkey. Campeanu warned that the nationalists intend separate Romania from the West,
and re-orient towards the Orthodox Russia which they say closer space and spirit than the American,
capitalist even Jewish foreigners embodied Soros. Campeanu warned that the new nationalist parties PRU,
ANR, were set electorally help alliance between Liviu Dragnea and Calin Popescu Tariceanu who
pose the saviors Romanian farmers, capital, ancient Orthodoxy protecting from the assault the
western neo-colonialists. Separately, analyst loan Bujor explained Vice Romania that the nationalist
message promoted Marian Munteanu and his ANR very appealing and skillfully constructed, considering
that Munteanu trained anthropology and political sciences. ANR targets foreigners, banks, foreign
investments claiming that they support national values and family. (Romania Curata, Revista 22, Vice
Romania, others)
Comment: Since 1990, the Soros Foundation for Open Society was one the main donors Romania and
other former communist countries, financing sociological research, education, social inclusion, good
governance, civic culture and integrated community intervention. The most influential Romanian NGOs,
politicians, researchers and others have benefittedfrom its scholarships. Over the past years, series
political parties, mainly PSD and its political allies, have blamed NGOs, intellectuals, cultural personalities
eroding Romanias economy, territorial autonomy, public order the health the population. Independent DISCERNIBLE CLASSIFICATION
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analysts warned about the dan such messa which creates social shi and turns Romania back
communist ractices.
1.4(0)
Media NGOs warn that the annulment the and radio tax will turn public media services political
services
Three media organizations warned that Liviu Dragneas draft law aimed annul 102 taxes, including those for
public radio and TV, profoundly altering the public mission these media outlets and that will subordinate
them politics. The proposal was made without any impact study the budget public debate nontransparent manner, aimed trivialize the subject. The NGOs recalled that the laws governing public media
are organic and any changes need answer the Constitutional requirements and the Parliaments
regulations. Active Watch, Center for Independent Journalism and the Convention Media Organizations urged
politicians act responsible, transparent and organize public debates the issue. (FreeEx, Pagina Media,
others)
Economic News
Official: Catastrophe risk coefficients Romania are among the highest the region
Misu Negritoiu, President the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) Romania, pointed out that the
catastrophe risks (floods and earthquake) Romania are among the highest the region. the first half
2016, the household insurance policies penetration degree had reached 19.4% Romania, compared with
17.7% 2015. The activity (on the household insurance segment) increasing, but the number contracts
still small, Negritoiu added. Overall, the first semester 2016, the household insurance segment (both
mandatory and voluntary policies) reported 10% increase gross written premiums compared with the same
period last year, reaching RON 249.4 (approximately USD million). June 30, the number active
household insurance contracts had reached 3.3 million. Romania has 8.9 million hous