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RADOR: News from Romania, 98-09-23

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

September 23, 1998


CONTENTS

  • [01] Talks Between President Constantinescu and Leaders of MP Groups Representing Governing Coalition Parties;
  • [02] PUNR-ApR Joint Initiative;
  • [03] Ion Iliescu Claims the Ruling Parties Surrender to UDMR Blackmail;
  • [04] Ticu Dumitrescu Bill Again under PNTCD Focus;
  • [05] Kazakhstani President Left Romania;
  • [06] Romanian Senatorial Delegation on a Visit to China;
  • [07] Armenian MP Delegation on a Visit to Bucharest;
  • [08] Andrei Plesu Presiding the Ministerial Meeting of New or Restored Democracies.
  • [09] New Session of International Seminar on "Romanian Language - Means of Radio Communication and Information".
  • [10] Neculai Constantin Munteanu, Designated as Candidate for Romanian Television's Presidency.

  • [01] Talks between President Constantinescu and leaders of MP groups representing governing coalition parties

    At the Cotroceni Palace on Tuesday, Romanian President Emil Constantinescu had a series of meetings with leaders of MP groups representing the Democratic Party (PD) and the Democratic Union of Ethnic Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) as parties in the governing coalition. A communique issued by the Romanian Presidency said President Constantinescu was expected to meet the leaders of the Social Democrat Union (USD) - a coalition including the PD along with the Romanian Social Democrat Party (PSDR) - but PSDR leader Sergiu Cunescu told the RRA he did not receive any invitation to the meeting. The RRA reported however that invitations were sent to the USD. RADOR

    [02] PUNR-ApR joint initiative

    The MP groups representing the Romanians' National Unity Party (PUNR) and the Alliance for Romania Party (ApR) have announced on Tuesday the joint initiative of collecting signatures requesting President Constantinescu to present the Parliament with a report of the country's economic and social situation. The deputies of both the PUNR and ApR have warned they would launch procedures to suspend the president unless he was to answer the call. Both parties have however admitted that, for the time being, their initiative did not get the support of other opposition parties. RADOR

    [03] Ion Iliescu claims the ruling parties surrender to UDMR blackmail

    At a press conference on Tuesday, the president of the Party of Social Democracy in Romania (PDSR), Ion Iliescu, said the ruling parties and President Constantinescu surrendered to the UDMR blackmail and they were using any subterfuge to find a legal motivation to the UDMR demand of a Hungarian language teaching state university. The main opposition party leader has mentioned the internal and external pressure in support of the double citizenship for Hungarians living in Romania and the authonomy and self-ruling on ethnic criteria as threats to Romania's integrity. He called on those resposible to carefully examine the situation and give a firm response to such anticonstitutional attitudes. RADOR

    [04] Ticu Dumitrescu Bill again under PNTCD focus

    The MP group representing the ruling Christian Democrat National Peasant Party (PNTCD) in Romania's House of Deputies hold talks on Tuesday with their party colleagues in the commissions for defence and legal affairs. Discussions focused on issues concerning the Ticu Dumitrescu's legal initiative allowing access to former Securitate files. Vicepresident Sorin Lepsa was the only PNTCD representative attending the meeting. He said the PNTCD MP group in the House of Deputies expressed its full support of the law to be adopted as soon as possible. Mr Lepsa said he would ask the Permanent Bureau to allow the two commissions hold talks over the project twice a week. RADOR

    [05] Kazakhstani president left Romania

    On Tuesday, the Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest hosted the farewell cermony of the official visit the Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev paid to Romania. He met his Romanian counterpart Emil Constantinescu on Monday and signed a series of bilateral agreements. RADOR

    [06] Romanian senatorial delegation on a visit to China

    A Romanian senatorial delegation led by Senate speaker Petre Roman has left for China on Tuesday following an invitation by Lee Huan, the president of China's Political Consulting Conference. The six-member delegation representing different political parties is to meet Chinese high-ranking officials as well as counterparts in the Chinese Parliament. The agenda also includes a visit to the Special Economic Region of Shengxen. RADOR

    [07] Armenian MP delegation on a visit to Bucharest

    Romanian commissioners for foreign affairs in the Romanian Parliament had talks on Tuesday with a delegation of Armenia's National Assembly led by president Khosrov Kharoutiunyan. According to PNTCD senator George Achim, the Romanian officials have expressed their interest in the areas around the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in Romania's attempt to become part of the Caucasian oil transport route. The Armenian MPs believe an improving cooperation in oil affairs is very important as they would like an oil pipe to connect Iran, Armenia and Georgia to a terminal in the Romanian port of Constantza. The Romanian and Armenian officials have praised the good relations between the two countries and the Armenian community's contribution to Romania's culture and spirituality . RADOR

    [08] Andrei Plesu presiding the ministerial meeting of new or restored democracies

    The ministerial meeting of new or restored democracies has been taking place at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday under the presidency of Romanian Foreign Minister Andrei Plesu. In a statement to the RRA, the minister said the meeting was designed to evaluate the progress made by the new or restored democracies in their attempt to answer recommendations in the final document ratified at the conference in Bucharest. Mr Plesu said that following a Romanian proposal, a map of democratic behaviour could be drawn up in the very next future. While attending the UN session, he said he had talks with his brasilian counterpart, the US Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and he was to meet his Yugoslav counterpart on Wednesday. Mr Plesu is also planning to meet the foreign ministers of Hungary, France and Albania. RADOR

    [09] New session of international seminar on "Romanian Language - Means of Radio Communication and Information"

    The Radio House in Bucharest hosted a new session of the seventh edition of the international seminar on "Romanian Language - Means of Radio Communication and Information" organised by the Romanian Broadcasting Corporation (SRR). The session on Tuesday included talks over the record of the European and Euro-Atlantic integration efforts. Participants included the US Ambassador to Romania James Rosapepe, Austrian Ambassador to Romania Karl Vetter von der Lilie, Constantin Dudu Ionescu, State Secretary with Romania's National Defence Ministry (MApN), MApN councellor Gen. Cornel Codita, Mihnea Motoc, Director General with Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) Ion Ratiu, Vicepresident of the Foreign Policy Commission in Romania's House of Deputies and representatives of political parties along with outstanding personalities in Romania's public life. RADOR

    [10] Neculai Constantin Munteanu, designated as candidate for Romanian Television's presidency

    The Press Office of the Romanian Television (TVR) has announced that Neculai Constantin Munteanu was designated as the TVR Administration Council's candidate for the position of president-director general of the TVR. Quoting the same sources, the RRA reports that the decision was made following a secret round voting at the extraordinary meeting on Tuesday of the TVR Administration Council. All the 13 councillors have attended the meeting. The final result of the voting: 7 votes for Neculai Constantin Munteanu and 6 votes for Lucia Hossu-Longin. RADOR
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