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RADOR: News from Romania, 98-06-18

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June 18, 1998


  • [01] Prime Minister Radu Vasile Pleads for an Extraordinary Session in Parliament;
  • [02] Further Details About UM 0215 Closing Down;
  • [03] Health Minister Francisc Barany Is Ready to Renounce His Immunity;
  • [04] Legal Proposal for Resetting Up Bolyai University;
  • [05] PUNR Is Against Setting Up a Hungarian University in Romania;
  • [06] Former Romanian Sovereign Has Ended His Visit to Galatzi County;
  • [07] Senator Petre Roman on a Visit to Italy;
  • [08] Prime Minister Radu Vasile Met Representatives of World Jewish Restituton Organisation;
  • [09] "Cooperative Partner '98" International Military Training Exercise;
  • [10] Seminar of Cross-Border Cooperation in Botosani.

  • [01] Prime Minister Radu Vasile pleads for an extraordinary session in Parliament

    In a letter to the speaker of the House of Deputies, Ion Diaconescu, Romanian Prime Minister Radu Vasile has urged the Permanent Bureau to examine the opportunity of an extraordinary session in Parliament starting from July 1. The session would be aimed at adopting draft laws seen as essential for the process of reform. The prime minister's letter says "the reform is not the Government's exclusive responsability, and the Parliament should feel responsible and observe the deadlines in the governing programme". Mr Radu Vasile proposed that the agenda of the session might be decided following mutual consultations between the Government and the Parliament. RADOR

    [02] Further details about UM 0215 closing down

    "The decision to close down the 0215 Military Unit (UM 0215) is not necessarily connected to its alleged members of the former Securitate; actually, it was the image of the unit in the public opinion and its activity that were taken into account", Interior Minister Gavril Dejeu declared after his hearing on Wednesday before the Commission for defence, public order and national security affairs in the House of Deputies. The minister has presented the commission with information about the two structures to replace the UM 0215. The way the unit's archives are to be transfered is to be decided in the next few days. RADOR

    [03] Health Minister Francisc Barany is ready to renounce his immunity

    At a press conference on Wednesday, Romanian Health Minister Francisc Barany said the Medicine Commission should register all medicines in Romania. The medicines provided through humanitarian aid are excepted, but the donor should prove they were guaranteed and represented no toxic or ecologic threat. The minister claims that we need further humanitarian medical aid from abroad, but the way of providing it should be reviewed. The minister said to journalists that, in 1961, he has actually signed a pledge of cooperation with the former Securitate (ed.n. former communist political police), but he did it because he was under arm threat. He admitted he had to do it, though he did not believe he was an informer. Consequently, he is ready to answer any accusation and eventually renounce his immunity. RADOR

    [04] Legal proposal for resetting up Bolyai University

    Four deputies belonging to the ruling Democratic Union of Ethnic Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) have presented the House of Deputies' Permanent Bureau with a legal proposal concerning the resetting up of a Hungarian language teaching state university in the Transylvanian town of Cluj-Napoca, according to Law 407/1945. The university operated by 1959 when it was actually closed down. The new university may be coordinated by the Ministry of National Education and other faculties and branches may be set up in other Romanian towns if necessary. RADOR

    [05] PUNR is against the setting up of a Hungarian university in Romania

    The Romanians' National Unity Party (PUNR) is against the setting up of a Hungarian language teaching university in Cluj-Napoca or in any other Romanian town. At a PUNR press conference on Wednesday, PUNR Deputy Lazar Ladariu said the solution put forward by parties in the governing coalition was an absolute nonsense. Referring to a future social- democrat politcal pole in Romanian politics, PUNR Secretary General Vasile Dobrescu said his party was actually examining the possibility, but he wandered why such national parties like PUNR and PRM (ed.n. Greater Romania Party) were not invited to attend the talks. RADOR

    [06] Former Romanian sovereign has ended his visit to Galatzi county

    The former sovereign of Romania, King Michael I, and his wife, Queen Ana of Bourbon Parma, have ended their three-day visit to Galatzi county.The Royal Family visited the monasteries of Vladimiresti and Buchumeni, the town of Tecuch, the Costake Conaki memorial home in Manjina, and then met workers of the Galatzi shipyard. On Wednesday, King Michael and Queen Ana have then left Galatzi for the city of Braila, another Romanian town on the Danube riverside. RADOR

    [07] Senator Petre Roman on a visit to Italy

    While on a two-day visit to Italy, the Speaker of the Romanian Senate, Petre Roman, has made on Wednesday a speech on "Romanian Foreign and Security Policies" at the Centre for Defence High Studies in Rome. He pointed out that Romania's foreign and security policies were part of the European process of political restructuring. While praising the excellent relations between Romania and Italy as well as the Italian concrete support of Romania's efforts for its future EU and NATO membership, Mr Roman has mentioned that our country had all political and legal intruments to reach the task. As far as the NATO extension process was concerned, he said Romania was highly interested in the results of the NATO summit in Washington next year as the country expected to see concrete proofs of NATO's "open door" policy. RADOR

    [08] Prime Minister Radu Vasile met representatives of World Jewish Restitution Organisation

    On Wednesdy at Victoria Palace, Romanian Prime Minister Radu Vasile met Naphtali Lavie, Vicepresident of the World Jewish Restitution Organisation (WJRO), and Tova Ben Nun, Director for Romania of the Jewish Agency for Israel. The talks highlighted the good relations between the Jewish organisation and Romanian authorities and focused on the restitution of Jewish property in Romania. Mr Lavie said a foundation had been established - including representatives of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and WJRO members - in order to get back Jewish properties confiscated during the communist regime. In his turn, the prime minister said provisions over the issue were part of his Cabinet's governing programme. RADOR

    [09] "Cooperative Partner '98" international military training exercise

    Most of the warships participating in the "Cooperative Partner '98" military training exercise have started their manoeuvres in the Black Sea on Wednesday. Participants include amphibian and navy planecarriers in Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the US. The exercise is aimed at promoting trust and cooperation between NATO forces and armies in NATO partner countries as well as improving strategies in peace-keeping operations. A public show of landing operations is planned on June 21 in the northern areas of the Black Sea resort of Mamaia. RADOR

    [10] Seminar of cross-border cooperation in Botosani

    A seminar on cross-border cooperation issues is taking place in the northern Romanian city of Botosani. Participants include representatives of NGOs and public administrations in Romania, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. Debates focused on concrete similar projects in the three countries which could get the financial support of EU CREDO and TACIS-Phare programmes. Participants also include representatives of the Ukrainian region of Chernautsi, the Moldovan regions of Edints, Glodeni, Ruscani and Falesti and the Romanian county of Botosani as well as representatives of the PHARE programmes in Romania. RADOR
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