A Special Report From DISPATCHES DIGITAL Exposes Another Illicit International Adoption Case, Further Demonstrating That Romania is Still Not Ready for EU Membership

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A special report from DISPATCHES DIGITAL, an international investigative reporting agency, exposes another illicit international adoption case, further demonstrating that Romania is still not ready for EU membership.

DISPATCHES DIGITAL, an international investigative reporting agency, has released a Special Report about the illicit adoption by an American couple of a Romanian orphan.

The report reveals how an Irish couple, John and Louise McCreedy, arrived in Romania in 2001 to head up the running of a new Children's House for dispossessed children near the city of Timisoara. Little did they know that their efforts to protect the welfare of one of their orphans (a girl unnamed in this report to protect her welfare) would embroil them in a five-year battle with the Romanian Government and subject them to political intrigue and irreparable damage caused by a falsified newspaper article (see Romanian Court of Appeal, Brasov, decision nr. 242/R, Case nr. 152/R/2006 against "Prima Ora" newspaper) that would tarnish their reputation so badly they would ultimately decide to close the children's home. As a result, 33 children (12 others had previously been reintegrated) who had enjoyed a clean and safe environment, joy, love, affection, and a good education in the McCreedy’s home had to be rehabilitated into Romanian foster homes.

In a letter to John McCreedy from 10 Downing Street on August 30, 2006, British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, expressed his concern for the plight of the Romanian girl, and for the alleged injustices perpetrated on the McCreedys and their home for children.

The report describes how, by early October, 2006, the European Parliament will decide on whether Romania's accession to the European Union in January, 2007, should proceed, or whether it needs to be postponed until the Romanian Government can prove better compliance with EU regulations for membership.

According to the report, Romania's accession to the European Union would be a tragedy in light of the country’s continuing widespread corruption, irreverence for (and even violence against) a free press, and human rights violations against children — facts well-known within the European Parliament and indeed the international community. In fact, says the report, full compliance with requirements for membership are realistically years away.


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