To: TUDOR LIVIU
To clarify things, we write both to Liviu Tudor’s lawyers and to him – to prove to them the immorality of the business solutions applied by this “gentleman” who presents himself as being educated at London Business School.
There you learned to borrow companies in France with capital from Romania?
(The Romanian company having 1 share out of the total of 100% of the company located in France and borrowing to the last one on the basis of an financial trick ALL the amount necessary for the purchase and renovation of the villa company that owns the asset… sure, just immoral… without economic purpose, Mr. Tudor saved only the corporate income tax and the dividend tax… that is 16% and 5% – applied to the 10 million EUR paid into the company villa in Menton-France)
In addition to the press image, Mr. Liviu Tudor also has a criminal “image”, as he appears as being investigated in several trials – where he was criminally accused, according to the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism– Central Structure, within the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court and Justice, for:
- establishment of an organised criminal group
- money laundering,
according to the criminal file no.2788/D/P/2014.
And the reason why Mr. Liviu Tudor was not convicted under these charges, is not due to his innocence, but because of the closure of the case.
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(i) The article published on June 24, 2021 on the Financial Week website, entitled:
“Liviu Tudor – the Romania’s Real Estate King – “writes” a money laundering book under the nose of the DNA (Romania’s National Anti-Corruption Division) pumping millions of EUR into an offshore or in his villa located in France”,
(ii) The article published on July 6, 2021 on the Financial Week website, entitled:
“Money laundering scheme of a hilarious simplicity used by the Real Estate’s mandarin – Mr. Liviu Tudor to finance his villa located in France – discovered by the analysis of a financial auditor. Quoted with a fortune of EUR 300 million, the mandarin resorted to a form of immoral tax “optimization” by not paying his taxes to the Romanian authorities. ANAF (National Agency for Tax Administration in Romania) sleeps in his own shoes… but makes “lists of shame.””
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- “The article published on July 6, 2021 on the Financial Week website, entitled
“Money laundering scheme of a hilarious simplicity used by the Real Estate’s mandarin – Mr. Liviu Tudor to finance his villa located in France – discovered by the analysis of a financial auditor. Quoted with a fortune of EUR 300 million, the mandarin resorted to a form of immoral tax “optimization” by not paying his taxes to the Romanian authorities. ANAF (National Agency for Tax Administration in Romania) sleeps in his own shoes… but makes “lists of shame.”” is supposed to be drafted by Kristine Brago, although she is in fact the specialist indicated in the articles to clarify the alleged situation and to edify the public opinion.”
- “Through the article mentioned above is tendentiously trying to induce the idea that Mr. Liviu Tudor, partner and shareholder in several companies in Romania, carries out illicit activities in the real estate field, which may be the subject of the material element of money laundering issues, as well as of other corruption facts, which allegedly result in the prejudice of the Romanian State, by not paying the related taxes and duties and financing several off-shore companies, with real estate objectives in the region of France.’
- “Again, starting with the title of the article, Mr. Liviu Tudor is qualified as the “Real Estate’s mandarin “, who uses a “money laundering scheme of a hilarious simplicity”, “to finance his villa located in France – discovered by the analysis of a financial auditor. Quoted with a fortune of EUR 300 million, the mandarin resorted to a form of immoral tax “optimization” by not paying his taxes to the Romanian authorities. ANAF (National Agency for Tax Administration in Romania) sleeps in his own shoes… but makes “lists of shame.””
Again, they are used several attributes with reference to Mr. Liviu Tudor, from which it could result that he is part of some influencers groups having great corrupt and fraudsters personalities within.
Under this extreme title, made in order to affect the image of Mr. Liviu Tudor, by shaping a sort of criminal behaviour in carrying out some usual commercial activities through his companies, there is in fact an interview between the reporter of the publication and an alleged specialist in the field. (financial auditor)”
- „Despite the fact that offshore companies and the operations related to their activity are legal, by presenting only a part of some commercial operations and corporate practices, common for this type of companies, and more than legal, and by using an extreme, metaphorical language, it is attempted to mislead the public opinion, by denigrating the image of Mr. Liviu Tudor and the activities he provides in business area.”
5.”In order to defend the right to one’s own image violated by the press, the Romanian law recognizes the right to rectification and the right to reply, allowing any individual or legal person harmed by statements made in the press and which it considers fake, to request the publication of a reply, rectification and/or statement, published under similar conditions to the defamatory article.
The freedom of expression is limited by exercising the right to respect for private and family life, as regulated by Articles 7-8 ECHR. The information presented by your publication do not serve a general interest, being fake, unproven and presented in a deeply biased manner.”
Answer notification received
- The lack of attention in any professional field is a serious fact that leads to a suspicious reputation regarding the quality of any services provided, but also a lack in the professional activities developed, which can sometimes harm also the interests of those who have acquired any services of this type.
The specialist engaged in the interview is called Kristine Bago, not “Kristine Brago“, as you mentioned in the notification sent to Sfin.ro newspaper.
Starting from this “addition” which reveals a serious lack of attention in a simple fact – the reading and writing of a proper noun, it is not surprising that you did not notice that Sfin.ro  does not “claim” that this article was “written by Kristine Brago” as you wrote in the notification sent, but, exactly as can be seen from the user who appears on the site, the article is written by “Reporter Sfin.ro and Kristine Bago” – the two participants in the dialogue presented in the article.
- a). The subject of the article presented in the interview posted by Sfin.ro newspaper with the specialist engaged, were fully taken from the investigation conducted in this regard by the online newspaper Cetățeanul.net  on October 14, 2015, signed by Mr. Cătălin Antohe – the editor of the electronic newspaper mentioned above.
In the investigation carried out 6 years ago, it is clearly mentioned that all the necessary measures have been taken in order to obtain and finalize the articles with the position of Mr. Liviu Tudor, taking in count his right to reply in this case.
As can be seen below, but also in the article published in the online newspaper Cetățeanul.net, there is an e-mail sent by Mr. Cătălin Antohe – the editor of the newspaper to Mr. Gelu Marchidan and Mr. Liviu Tudor, in which they are asked for clarifications regarding the investigation carried out, and since then, no less than 6 years have passed, in which Mr. Liviu Tudor have not responded in any way to the invitation issued to express his point of view.
This is also recorded by the author of the article and can be accessed at any time on the website of the publication Cetățeanul.net, in a transparent manner, meant to serve the public opinion in the most honest way possible.
In this respect, Mr. Cătălin Antohe also confirms the fact that Mr. Liviu Tudor did not want to make use of this right in these 6 years since the moment of the article publication.
The full text of the investigation is available on the website of the electronic newspaper Cetățeanul.net, where, as can be seen, the same information is presented as content as in Sfin.ro newspaper, sometimes using the same words – both in title, as well as in the content of the article, or if the case, with synonyms – but maintaining the same meaning of the words, we quote it below:
“How a Romanian company pumped 10 million euros in the villa located in France of Mr. Liviu Tudor – the Romania’s Real Estate tycoon. Suspects of money laundering and tax evasion
Cetățeanul.net presents the details of a weird business that only the experts from the National Office for Preventing and Combating Money Laundering will be able to clarify it. The case concerns the suspicious transfer abroad of almost 10 million euros to a real estate agency in the city of Menton (France), a city bordering Italy and Monaco.
The only “credit” of the company benefiting of the huge amount “invested” by the company in Romania was that it owns a big villa, with two floors on Cote d’Azur that is managed by the Romania’s Real Estate tycoon – Mr. Liviu Tudor, owner of some of the largest real estate parks in Romania – Bucharest and it is also a member of the Rome’s Club.
The road of the 10 millions euros – from Internet City to Villa La Vista
In the first stage, Cetățeanul.net reporters verified the information, published on the Internet, according to which a company founded in France, with a thousand euros, by Mr. Liviu Tudor and his wife, Mrs. Monica Tudor, would have benefited, this summer, of a huge capitalization – 9.4 million euros, from a Romanian company, SC Internet City Doi SA, controlled by people from the entourage of the same Mr. Liviu Tudor.
During Liviu Tudor’s era, 9.41 million euros were transferred to villa company named La Vista. The villa has a privileged view over the Côte d’Azur area and is positioned two steps from the French border with Italy. (at the right side)
The information is correct! On July 16, 2015, the Menton Tax and Fees Service registered the minutes (of June 12, 2015) of the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Associates of the French company SC La Vista, in which the contribution to the share capital is noted, with 9.4 million euros, of SC Internet City Two, the company registered in Romania.
The tycoon’s sister signed for her brother’s company
However, the decision to increase the share capital contains a very interesting detail!
According to the document, the capital increase is achieved by capitalizing (transforming into shares) the claim that Internet City Two had on the French company.
In other words, during the existence of the French company, between 2008 and 2013, the Romanian company controlled by Gelu Marchidan, publicly known as closely to Mr. Liviu Tudor, “pumped” in the villa over the Cote d’Azur area, 9.41 million of euros!
We say the period between 2008 and only until 2013, because Cetățeanul.net discovered that the transformation of this claim into shares was approved by the company Internet City Two since November 25, 2013. The decision, which recognizes that Internet City Two sent, in time, 9.4 million euros, was signed by Gelu Marchidan and countersigned by the Secretary of the minute – Mrs. Cristina Lungoci – the sister of the businessman – Mr. Liviu Tudor.
The amount taken over the border, higher than the turnover
Now two questions arise: “From where did Internet City Two get 9.4 million euros available to invest in the company having the villa on Cote d’Azur area, near to Monaco?” and “What was the justification for which Internet City Two, a telecommunications company, approved such an investment in the Real Estate field?”. The answer to the first question is very suspicious and raises questions that should not escape the attention of DNA (National Anti-corruption Division) and the fighters against money laundering from Romania – because the amount invested by SC Internet City Two between 2008 and 2013, of 9.14 million euros, is higher than all the turnover of the company in Romanian in all these years – less than 8 million euros (32.4 million lei)!
In other words, if we look only at the above figures, the Romanian telecommunications company has invested more money in the “villa” company on the Cote d’Azur than it has earned from its activity for six years. If he has supplemented the amount with income from loans or attracted sources, it is the job of others to rise questions! We just wanted to ask the above two questions, among others, to the management of Internet City Doi (a company whose shareholders – Prefebricate Vest and Digicom SA were associated, in the past, with the group led by Liviu Tudor). For two weeks we requested, both by phone and by e-mail, Mr. Gelu Marchidan and / or Mr. Liviu Tudor a meeting or to be provided with an answers, for a correct information of the readers.
We have not received any answer but we will publish their point of view as soon as it is communicated to us!
Financial specialists: “Money laundering and / or tax evasion
Cetățeanul.net talked, unofficially, with several specialists in the financial-tax field, including among the anti-fraud controllers. After presenting the case reported in this article, they told us, subject to anonymity, that it should be investigated at least in terms of committing possible crimes of money laundering and tax evasion by reducing the basis for calculating the taxable profit.
Villa Vista – Tudor Dynasty
October 18, 2007 – The spouses Liviu and Monica Tudor sign in Bucharest the statute of SC La Vista France – with the declared purpose of acquisition, administration and management of all property and real estate rights of the property in Menton – France (Cote d’Azur), boulevard Garavan no. 89. It features a two-floor villa, a swimming pool, a garage and an impressive palm garden. The share capital (1000 euros) is paid equally by the two who each receive 50,000 shares (100 shares = 1 euro). The new company is registered at Nice registry on October 28, 2007. Liviu Tudor is appointed as the administrator of SC La Vista.
January 2, 2013 – Liviu and Monica Tudor “donate” one share (one share = 0.01 euros) to the Romanian company Internet City Doi SA. The assignment contract and the updated Statute (in which the Romanian company holds 2 shares and the Tudor spouses 49,999 each) are published and registered on February 26th.
2008 – 2013 – The Romanian company Internet City Doi “pumps” 9.4 million euros in the villa company on the Cote d’Azur area, more than all the revenues it had collected in all these years.
November 25, 2013 – Internet City Two votes to transform the claim on SC La Vista (France) into shares in the villa-company on the Cote d’Azur area. The decision is signed by the president of the Board of Directors – Mr. Gelu Marchidan and by the secretary of the minute – Mrs. Cristina Lungoci, that is Mr. Liviu Tudor’s sister!
June 12, 2015, Menton – Liviu Tudor, Monica Tudor and the representative of Internet City Two agreed to transform the creation into shares and to “export” the amount of 9.4 million euros. “
Although in the article published by the website Cetățeanul.net, Mr. Liviu Tudor is presented as a partner and shareholder in several companies in Romania that carry out illegal activities in the Real Estate field, which may coincide to the material element of the crime of money laundering, as well as other corruption actions, which results in damages for the Romanian State – by taxes evasion, but also the financing of several offshore companies, with real estate objectives in the region of France, Mr. Liviu Tudor never disputed these allegations, moreover – he did not even want to express a point of view in this regard when he was contacted and this right was offered to him.
In the light of this silent “fact”, we consider that Mr. Liviu Tudor agreed with the information presented and may not come now to issue claims after 6 years of moment when the journalistic investigation was presented.
Also, he cannot issue any appeal regarding the taking over of the investigation carried out by Cetățeanul.net – to which he did not offer any answer for 6 years, by the publication sfin.ro, in the light of the above mentioned, but also to the legal conditions of taking over the news presented in the online media.
b). The subject of the article presented in the interview posted by Sfin.ro newspaper with the specialist engaged, were fully taken also from the Romanian TV Show – “Power excess of with Oana Zamfir and Adrian Ursu”  from Antena3 Television, since May 20, 2016.
The full text of the investigation presented in the TV show “Power excess with Oana Zamfir and Adrian Ursu” on Antena3 Television, where, as can be seen, are presented as content the same information as in Sfin.ro online newspaper, sometimes using the same words – both in the body of the article and in the title, or if the case, by using synonyms – but keeping the same meaning of the words, considering the source of the information, that was mentioned also in the TV show (the investigation conducted by the electronic newspaper Cetățeanul. net – the same one from where Sfin.ro newspaper took over the information), we quote it below:
“Power excess: How ANAF misses the real billionaires. Millions of euros pumped in offshores
Oana Zamfir presented, at Power excess, from Antena 3, how ANAF makes its own list of shame, by ignoring the big corrupt and evasionists.
While ANAF (National Agency for Tax Administration in Romania) proudly announced to the list of debtors for Q1 2021 in Romania, believing that it would give the blow of the year, heavy money were leaking from the country in Panama’s offshores.
How 9.4 million euros were leaked
From the documents published by RISE Project, from Mossack Fonseca archive, we find out that in Panama behind the offshore Wake Up Management Ltd is the wife of the billionaire Liviu Tudor – Mrs. Monica Tudor.
Listed with a fortune of 200 million euros, Mr. Liviu Tudor is known for his real estate businesses Novo Park and West Gate in Bucharest, but also for his involvement in the banking market.
Over time, the press wrote that Tudor was part of a group of businessmen who revolved around former PSD (the Social Democratic Party) leader Viorel Hrebenciuc and Nastase’s Government who co-opted him in the social program of the thrift stores.
Tudor was also one of those who benefited from preferential loans from Bancorex (a bank from Romania), and Monica Tudor – his wife, was associated in the company named MM Real Estate with Bogdan Radu Iugulescu, connected to the fraud with over 20 million euros of the Payments and Interventions Agency in Agriculture from Romania.
Not only in Panama’s offshores we should look for the Tudors’ money, but also on the Cote d’Azur area, according to an investigation made by Cetateanul.net, which reveals how a Romanian company pumped almost 10 million euros in Liviu Tudor’s villa in France.”
Also in the TV show “Power excess” within Antena3, Mr. Liviu Tudor is accused of money laundering, tax evasion, being included in the list of “big corrupt and evasionists.”, by explaining how he (no. Mr. Liviu Tudor) illegally financed offshores companies with real estate objectives in the French region – as can be seen in the script of the show, quoted above.
c). The subject of the article presented in the interview posted by Sfin.ro newspaper with the specialist engaged, were taken in full also from other publications, which mentioned the same information – claiming that Mr. Liviu Tudor carries out illegal activities in the real estate field: such as money laundering, as well as other corruption accusations, of which we will list a few below:
- jurnalul.ro  – Article published on May 21, 2016:
“Power Excess: How ANAF (National Agency for Tax Administration in Romania) misses the real billionaires. Millions of euros pumped into offshores”
- b1tv.ro  – Article published on December 13, 2019:
“While ANAF (National Agency for Tax Administration in Romania) proudly announces the publication of the ‘SHAME LIST’, the billionaire Liviu Tudor – the ‘king of Romania’s Real Estate Market’ – makes money laundering in Panama’s offshores, under the nose of the DNA (National Anti-Fraud Institution in Romania)”
- psnews.ro  – Article published on October 14, 2015:
“The new dark case of millions of euros related to an Internet tycoon” (note.: as it can be seen later on in the article it is about Mr. Liviu Tudor)
- As can be seen in the sources mentioned above (both in other publications and in TV shows) the image of Mr. Liviu Tudor is the same as in the title of the article published in Sfin online newspaper – of evasionist, involved in acts of corruption, as being part of groups with political influence meant to facilitate his criminal conduct.
In addition to this subject, the press approaches and frames Mr. Liviu Tudor also on another acts of an illicit nature – being accused of devaluing 2 Banks in Romania named Bancorex and Unirea Bank, being involved in several scandals and accusations of this type, being named by the press “Grifter by profession”.
In this regard, we will list only a few sources in which this is presented by other publications:
- www.rnews.ro  – Article published on April 11, 2021:
“BANCOREX INVESTIGATIONS – LIVIU TUDOR – HOW ROMANIAN BILLIONAIRS WERE” INVENTED”
- www.stiripesurse.ro  – Article published on May 8, 2016:
“HOT NEWS with Romanians names in Panama’s Papers”
- www.ziarulevenimentul.ro  – Article published on May 8, 2016:
” HOT NEWS with Romanians names in Panama’s Papers”
- www.romaniatv.net  – Article published on October 28, 2014:
“Rich in Adevărul Holding (a newspaper from Romania), Halpert and Corneţeanu are not doing so good” Virtually “on the money of a real estate tycoon
Once the heads of one of the great publications in Romania, financially supported by the tycoon Dinu Patriciu, the journalist Adrian Halpert and Patriciu’s manager, Răzvan Cornețeanu, are striving today to prosper with a brand raised by the journalist Tiberiu Lovin, writes obiectiv.info. Adrian Halpert and Răzvan Cornețeanu have already witnessed Lovin’s removal from the company, for a “small change”, and put on the table the businessman Liviu Tudor, one of the former “enriched” people from Bancorex. “
- www.9am.ro  – Article published on November 4, 2006:
“The fraternity is clogged – Dorin Iacob, Magureanu’s man, and Liviu Tudor, Hrebenciuc and Iacobov’s man, have created an entire financial trick that has led to the collapse of some companies or banking companies”
- www.nasul.tv  – Article published on November 4, 2006:
“HOT NEWS – Mihai Tudose, associated with the son of “RAFO group” partner’s, the one who guaranteed Virgil Măgureanu loans of 500,000 euros “(note: as can be seen later in the article it is about Mr. Liviu Tudor)
- www.9am.ro  – Article published on December 8, 2006:
“ZIUA newspaper presents today a real case of organized crime in which the main actors are the owners of the “Novo Parc” complex in which the Ringier media trust has its headquarters, of which is part also “Evenimentul Zilei” newspaper. Liviu Tudor and Bacau Group were the craftsmen of an incredible financial engineering through which they managed to fill their accounts with billions of euros”
In addition to the image according to the press, Mr. Liviu Tudor has also a criminal “image”, due to his involvement in investigations as per several trials opened against him – where he was criminally accused, according to the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism – Central Structure, within the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court and Justice, for:
- money laundering
- contributing to organized criminal group
- embezzlement, according to the criminal file no. 2788 / D / P / 2014.
And the reason for which Mr. Liviu Tudor was not convicted under accusations, is not due to his innocence, but due to the filing of the case.
So it is not possible to put any guilt on the online publication Sfin.ro for any type of action that could compromise the image of Mr. Liviu Tudor, because, as it can be seen in the sources quoted above – but also in other existing ones (due to their large number, it was impossible to identify and reproduce all of them), the image of Mr. Liviu Tudor is already one that does not correspond to any moral conduct, neither to a legal one, considering the already existing news and investigations.
Also, on the personal side, Mr. Liviu Tudor does not have a better image, he is most likely involved in adultery with characters of weird image like Vica Blochina and other singers and “stars” from the public space in Romania – from the point of view of moral conduct, according to the information existing in the public space, where it is commented by various “stars”. 
- If at the first point we have talked about your lack of attention as a lawyer / lawyers, here we are talking about your lack of knowledge, which, by evoking the expression “more than legal” reveals your lack of knowledge about the Romanian language – given your expression error defined by the term redundancy in Romanian literature, but also your “definition” about legal activities – which should represent as factum, the highest possible degree, with no other above it or neither certain levels at which they can be achieved.
But if this happens to you as a lawyer / lawyers, it means that everything that is legal about you means the opposite – and that is completely wrong, given the concepts you have set out by yourself in the notification sent.
The specialist (Kristine Bago) made a documentation in accordance with the professional ethics and skepticism related to his profession, presenting transparently, for an accurate understanding, – the main notions that were violated by Mr. Liviu Tudor, based on public information – by presenting the source in this regard (so that everyone can, in turn, perform the same check if they wish), resulting in relevant questions (based on her experience and academic knowledge gained) and leaving the answer, in the light of the information presented in the documents, at the reader’s choice.
And this can be seen in the text if you chose to present the whole paragraphs, not only a part, as you did in the notification sent:
“What is the economic purpose of these transactions?” Why a telecommunications company in Romania would invest all the money earned, even those borrowed, (given that fact that between the amount “pumped” and the total turnover in these years there is a difference of 2,937,178 EUR) investing in a real estate company on the Cote d’Azur, France?
It is irrational if we are talking about a business.
It is a transaction without substance and economic purpose, which can be easily classified according to the law, as an artificial one. “
In addition to this fact, also in the initial investigation – the one carried out by the online publication Cetățeanul.net , it is mentioned that during the investigation financial specialists were used, who had the same opinion as the one contacted by the Sfin.ro online newspaper – the only difference being the fact that we chose to present the also the name of the specialist, for a greater transparency of the analysis performed.
As the specialist contacted by us explains, the purpose of any economic agent is to make a profit through its object of activity.
But when a telecommunications company in Romania chooses to transfer all the money earned, even those borrowed, (given that between the amount “pumped” and the total turnover in these years, there is a difference of 2,937,178 EUR) investing in a real estate company on the French Riviera, it is fair to ask questions given that this transaction has nothing to do with the object of activity of this company, is not subject to any business concept, but also it is not related to any investment, in which, just as the financial specialist pointed out, it is not possible for a company to spend all its earned capital – and on top of that, to borrow, just to finance a villa in France.
In addition to these fact, other strange detail that can be identified – mentioned by the specialist who performed the analysis, is regarding the family ties (the sister of Mr. Liviu Tudor signs as being the secretary of the minute by which the claims of the Romanian society towards the company from France turns into shares) identified in this money laundering scheme, for this company that “woke up” one day with the desire to invest all its money in a villa in France.
Such documents fall within the notions presented at the beginning of the interview with the concept of money laundering, starting from one fair question: Who borrowed this company with the difference mentioned above (almost EUR 3 million) and where does this money come from? What is their nature and why was such a scheme used if the purpose of these transactions had been legal?
Another fact that shows the opposite of what you mentioned, is that in the interview are presented also other related news from the press – exactly with this mention, “Listed with a fortune of 200 million euros, the press wrote that Tudor was part of a group of businessmen who revolved around former PSD (the Social Democratic Party) leader Viorel Hrebenciuc and Nastase’s Government who co-opted him in the social program of the thrift stores.”
It seems Mr. Liviu Tudor would have benefited also from preferential loans from Bancorex, and Mrs. Monica Tudor, his wife, was associated in the company named MM Real Estate with Bogdan Radu Iugulescu, connected to the fraud with over EUR 20 million of the Agency of Payments and Interventions in Agriculture. ” but also with the help of the verbs at conditional mode (note: “it would have been”), leaving to the reader’s choise a possible conclusion, having only the role of presenting, in an objective manner, according to the Deontological Code of Journalism, all information available on a specific topic of public interest.
The news is in no way subjective / biased, and the opinions of the journalist in the interview are not presented as facts – that is why in the interview a specialist is consulted, otherwise, in light of what you have stated in the notification – if the journalist’s opinions were presented as facts, it was no longer chosen to consult a specialist and thus, only these opinions (of the journalist) were presented.
Another proof in connection with transparency – the main objective of the news presented by the editorial staff of Sfin.ro’s online publication, but also with the impartiality that characterizes this media trust, is represented by the fact that Sfin.ro online newspaper presented on its website, but also on other media channels related (eg Facebook of the publication), press releases issued by the company of Mr. Liviu Tudor – Genesis Property  , posting, like mentioned above, all the available information – regardless of their nature (positive / negative) in an objective and equally way, the only purpose being to inform the public.
And this was done without involving any cost attached to these types of services – online promotion, given the object and nature of the activity of Sfin.ro, which indicates once again that for this publication fairness and other moral principles are more important than any other financial aspect.
- As can be seen in the previous points, the right to reply – according to art. 30 of the Romanian Constitution, was offered to Mr. Liviu Tudor since 6 years ago, but it was never used by him.
In connection with the general provisions presented in art.71-75 of the Romanian Civil Code, governing the right for privacy, image and reputation, we mention that the investigation and consultation presented during the interview posted by Sfin.ro online newspaper are not subject to the privacy life of Mr. Liviu Tudor, because the information presented is public – it was also presented in other official sources such as the website of the Ministry of Finance if we refer to the stipulated financial data and other electronic publications and TV shows (those mentioned at the previous points) and can be accessed by anyone – the subject being a public one and of national interest.
Given this nature and the public interest, the purpose of Sfin.ro’s online publication – to serve the national interest by freedom of expression and knowledge, both according to art. 6 paragraph 1 of the RGPD and art. 7 of Law no. 190/2018, the processing of personal data for journalistic purposes is allowed as long as they are related to the public life of the parties involved or represent acts of public interest.