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- Former Romanian PM Dacian Ciolos, who has been pressed to enter politics after a year as head of a technocratic government, announced on Wednesday that documents for the establishment of a new political party, due to run in European elections, would be submitted within two weeks, according to Agerpres news agency.
PM Dancila uses different wording in Romanian and English versions of letter to EC President Juncker: harsh approach in version for local media, mild one for official recipientRomanian prime minister Viorica Dancila sent a letter to EC President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday, requiring "urgent clarifications" about alleged meddling by the Commission on high profile corruption cases in Romania. But in doing so, she also sent a Romanian-language copy to Romanian media, which bears significantly different, stronger wording than the English-language version, as noted by journalist Liviu Avram of newspaper Adevarul and by HotNews.ro readers.
British consultant Rupert Wolfe Murray speaks out on contacts with Cambridge Analytica over Romania involvementA British consultant, Rupert Wolfe Murray said on Wednesday as quoted by AP that prior to the 2016 general elections in Romania he had been contacted by a top official from Cambridge Analytica, the company at the center of the ongoing scandal on abusive use of Facebook data.