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Romania Now Taking Donations 23

Posted by samzenpus
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The Romanian government is taking an unusual approach to fixing its economic problems; it has created a donation box. Everyone except legal entities can donate money to the newly formed "solidarity fund." From the article: "Officials said the new fund is aimed at public officials who earn additional income on top of regular wages by serving on administrative boards of companies entirely or partially owned by the state. Prime Minister Emil Boc has also said he will donate his wages to the fund, but the account is open to anyone who wishes to contribute. Donations can be made by bank transfer to a special account and a list of donations will subsequently be published on the ministry's website."

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Romania Now Taking Donations

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 19, 2010 @03:35PM (#32627478)

    Technically Numa Numa (i.e., Dragostea din tei) is a Moldovan song. But Moldova should, by every right, be a part of Romania, so you're sort of right.

  • by spaanoft (153535) on Sunday June 20, 2010 @08:57AM (#32631770)

    Interestingly, the province of Ontario sort of has something like this. There's a section on the provincial tax return where you can donate any amount you want to the provincial government, ostensibly going directly towards debt reduction (or you can donate directly if you want). Supposedly it gets about $100,000 a year. Not much, but I guess it's another million less gathering interest.

    http://www.rev.gov.on.ca/en/credit/oof/index.html

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