Business New Europe (bne.eu) tells the story of former prime minister Adrian Nastase who attempted to commit suicide, titling: “A shot rings out in Romania’s fight against corruption”. According to bne.eu, the episode came in the middle of a “turning point in Romania’s fight against corruption”. A court sentenced Mr. Nastase to 2 years in prison for party funding. When police came to take Mr. Nastase behind bars, he shot himself and survived. The author of the article also noted that Mr. Nastase’s party, PSD (social democrats) is backing Mr. Nastase when confronted to the accusations in justice . “No social democrats has distanced themselves” from the former leader of the party.