Romanian victory in the European Parliament for the European Green Prosecutor

Romanian victory in the European Parliament: overwhelming vote against illegal logging. There is a clear demand for the European Green Prosecutor With 317 votes in favour, 248 against and 20 abstentions, MEPs today adopted the toughest text in years on illegal logging. The amendment tabled by USR MEP Vlad Gheorghe setting a European Green Prosecutor [...]

Romanians “adopt” Ukrainian families for Easter

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion on 24 February, more than 700.000 Ukrainian citizens have come to Romania. Although our country has mainly been a transit country, more than 80. 000 Ukrainians have chosen to stay in Romania. Romanians have received them for free in their homes, in refugee centers ran by local authorities [...]

2022-08-22T15:21:41+00:00April 19th, 2022|Activity, Press Release, Social Inclusion|0 Comments

Illegal road transport of people from Iasi International Airport

Illegal road transport in Iasi According to multiple complaints from citizens, illegal road transport of people is carried out from Iasi International Airport. People without a transport license, qualifications and authorizations are making flights to Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) in exchange of money. The price is 20 euros. All this is happening under the watchful [...]

2022-08-22T16:02:07+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Activity, Infrastructure, Justice, Press Release, Transport|0 Comments

Environmental crimes contribute to armed conflicts

Environmental crimes contribute to armed conflicts Recent Interpol data estimates that illegal exploitation of natural resources, be it poaching, logging or mining, finances 38% of international armed conflicts. Furthermore, waste trafficking and wildlife crimes are identified by Europol as among the most significant threats to the security of the European Union, which loses up to [...]

Public institutions – accommodations for Ukrainians

Sin400.000 Ukrainian refugees in Romania Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 2.5 million people have fled the country. United Nations estimates a minimum of 4 million people with refugee status in the upcoming period. According to official figures, more than 400.000 people have arrived in Romania from Ukraine since the [...]

2022-08-23T15:27:05+00:00March 14th, 2022|Activity, Press Release, Social Inclusion|0 Comments

European Parliament: Fund for the Reconstruction of Ukraine

Human casualties, but also material damage and economic consequences Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine has killed not only the military and civilians but also caused an unprecedented wave of property damage. The economic and infrastructure consequences in the neighboring country will worsen as the attack by Russian troops intensifies. Reconstruction Fund for Ukraine USR MEP [...]

2022-03-09T12:10:18+00:00March 7th, 2022|Activity, European Parliament, Press Release|0 Comments

Abuse of service – Caraș-Severin Forestry Directorate

Abuse of service and Embezzlement in Romania's agency for Forestry USR MEP Vlad Gheorghe has filed a complaint today at the National Anticorruption Directorate against Romsilva - Caras-Severin Forestry Directorate represented by director Ion Tabugan and Nera Forestry represented by chief Andronache Marcel for committing several corruption offences under the Criminal Code in conjunction [...]

2022-09-21T15:33:53+00:00January 28th, 2022|Activity, Corruption, Environment, Press Release|0 Comments

Romania risks losing billions in EU funds for environment

Romania risks losing billions in EU funds for environment USR MEP Vlad Gheorghe warns that Romania could lose significant amounts of EU funds available for the environment between 2023 and 2027. In short, in the proposal for Payments for Forest-Environment and Climate Commitments in the CAP National Strategic Plan 2023-2027 the government has allocated [...]

2022-09-19T08:27:34+00:00January 26th, 2022|Activity, Environment, Press Release|0 Comments

One year in the European Parliament – Activity report

Priorities: rule of law, illegal logging, safety of lorry drivers Last year, citizens attracted the support of MEPs on two important topics for Romania. One of them was safety of lorry drivers in EU car parks. The other was illegal logging, including the protection of whistleblowers, journalists and environmental activists who are victims of constant [...]