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RADOR: News from Romania, 98-09-03

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From: RADOR Press Agency <http://indis.ici.ro/romania/news/rador.html>

September 3, 1998


CONTENTS

  • [01] New Permanent Bureau of Romanian Senate;
  • [02] House of Deputies Plenum;
  • [03] Draft Ruling to Adjust House of Deputies' Budget;
  • [04] New President of Senate's Education Commission;
  • [05] A Proposal by House of Deputies' Education Commission;
  • [06] Meeting of the Interministerial Group for Public Administration Reform;
  • [07] IMF Chief Negotiator for Romania on a New Visit to Bucharest;
  • [08] Public Debate Hosted by the "Manfred Woerner" Euro-Atlantic Association;
  • [09] Ukrainian Romanians on a Visit to Romania's House of Deputies.

  • [01] New Permanent Bureau of Romanian Senate

    During the first day of their autumn session on Wednesday, the Romanian senators have appointed the new Permanent Bureau of the Chamber. Senator Doru Ioan Taracila representing the Party of Social Democracy in Romania (PDSR), Senator Ulm Spineanu of the ruling Christian Democrat National Peasant Party (PNTCD), the Democratic Party (PD) Senator Cristian Dumitrescu and Senator Mircea Ionescu Quintus of the National Liberal Party (PNL) were elected as vicepresidents of the Permanent Bureau while PDSR Senator Ion Predescu, PNTCD Senator Mircea Popa, Senator Puskas Zoltan of the Democratic Union of Ethnic Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) and Dumitru Badea representing the Greater Romania Party (PRM) were appointed as Permanent Bureau secretaries. PDSR Senator Sava Constanmtin and PNL Senator Alexandru Mortun were appointed as the Bureau's quaestors. RADOR

    [02] House of Deputies plenum

    At their plenum on Wednesday, the Romanian deputies have announced some changes in the leadership of the MP group representing the Romanians' National Unity Party (PUNR). The new group leader is Ioan Gavra, Lazar Ladariu and Mihai Grecin were appointed as the two vicepresidents of the group while Vasile Miclaus is the group's new secretary. At the session the same day, PUNR Deputy Petre Turlea has warned that it was impossible for UDMR Deputy Barany Francisc to run as deputy and health minister's adviser at the same time. The House of Deputies' Legal Commission is to examine the case. RADOR

    [03] Draft ruling to adjust House of Deputies' budget

    The Romanian deputies have passed on Wednesday a draft ruling aimed at adjusting the Chambre's budget. As the law establishing the pay system for state employees and people running leading positions came into force, the Chambre's personnel spendings raised by 61 billion lei. The state Budget is expected to cover 21 billion lei while the remaining 40 billion lei may come from cuts in other spendings stipulated in the Chambre's initial budget. RADOR

    [04] New president of Senate's Education Commission

    George Pruteanu was removed from his job as the Senate's chief commissioner for education. The move was decided at the request of the PNTCD MP group. According to the parliamentary algorithm, the position of chief commissioner for education should belong to the ruling PNTCD. Mr Pruteanu is an independent senator since March when he was excluded from the PNTCD following his position (opposite to the PNTCD's) on amendments to the Education Law. The senator was also contested by the UDMR. With 12 votes for and 1 against, Senator Pruteanu was removed from office. PNTCD Senator Florin Bogdan is the new chief commissioner for education in the Romanian Senate. RADOR

    [05] A proposal by House of Deputies' Education Commission

    The Education Commission in the House of Deputies has examined on Wednesday the article on mother tongue-teaching university as stipulated in the ordinance amending and completing the Education Law. Following longlasting debates, the commissioners have proposed the setting up of groups and mother tongue-teaching departments within multicultural institutions such as the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj. The setting up of mother tongue- teaching colleges or faculties is allowed only as part of private universities. RADOR

    [06] Meeting of the Interministerial Group for Public Administration Reform

    The members in the Interministerial Group for Public Administration met at the Victoria Palace on Wednesday for debates over their common text of the law on government and ministries' structure. The participants indicated that some issues concerning the decision-making bodies and the links between the political and the administrative levels were still not clear, and a new meeting was planned on September 8 to examine all versions and proposals. The final version is to be submitted to the Cabinet and then to the Parliament for approval. RADOR

    [07] IMF chief negotiator for Romania on a new visit to Bucharest

    While in Bucharest on Wednesday, the IMF chief negotiator Poul Thomsen met Prime Minister Radu Vasile and other Romanian Cabinet members, the RRA reported. The IMF representative has come to Romania for technical talks concerning the adjustments to the Budget and the budget deficit. He is also expected to examine the recent developments in the Romanian economy following the financial crisis in Russia. RADOR

    [08] Public debate hosted by the "Manfred Woerner" Euro-Atlantic Association

    The "Manfred Woerner" Euro-Atlantic Association in Bucharest is to host on Wednesday a public debate over Romania's security strategy since the Supreme Council for Defence (CSAT) approved a document on the matter. RADOR

    [09] Ukrainian Romanians on a visit to Romania's House of Deputies

    As the RRA reports, the Deputy Speaker of Romania's House of Deputies met a delegation of ethnic Romanians living in southern Ukraine on Wednesday. The guests have provided information about recent developments following the Ukrainian authorities' decision to ban the Romanian language studies. Mr Vasile Lupu promised that, after consultations with Romania's Presidency and Foreign Ministry, the issue would be subitted to the Council of Europe for debates between Romanian and Ukrainian delegates to the CE Parliamentary Assembly. RADOR
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