Fight against corruption: after the political elite, Romania takes on its last feudal lords

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A Romanian shepherd takes care of his flock of sheep grazing on the pasture of Cincu village, 260 km north from Bucharest, Romania

Fight against corruption: after the political elite, Romania takes on its last feudal lords


Romania’s agriculture oligarch, Ioan Niculae, is currently serving a two-and-half year prison sentence for illegal financing of Romania’s Social Democratic Party (PSD). For the first time, the famous DNA (national anti-corruption agency) is going after his assets, although it is clear there is still some way to go.

Nicolae remains Romania’s richest man with vast 50,000 hectares holdings of prime agricultural land, a fertilizer business’ Nicolae is also the proud owner of the Astra Giurgiu soc...


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