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RADOR: News from Romania, 99-02-17

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

February 17, 1999


CONTENTS

  • [01] Police in the Hunedoara district received mandate to execute court decision oveer Miron Cozma arrest
  • [02] Miron Cozma's lawyer to ask for condemnation to be delayed
  • [03] Leader of GRP disavows Cozma's condemnation
  • [04] Trade and Industry Ministry says miners' action has no social motivation
  • [05] Miners' leader arrested
  • [06] The Parliament passed this year's state budget and social insurance budget
  • [07] Leader of GRP has shown a video recording of a woman lawyer saying she had an intimate relationship with President Constantinescu
  • [08] Labor Minister announces indexation and re-correlation of pensions
  • [09] Protest of the Drivers' Union Federation
  • [10] Negotiations with IMF representatives
  • [11] Spanish Defence Minister meets Romanian officials
  • [12] British Allied Deals took over ELCOND in Zalau

  • [01] Police in the Hunedoara district received mandate to execute court decision on Miron Cozma arrest

    The Chairman of Bucharest Appeal Court Radu Giroveanu said that police in the Hunedoara district received mandate to execute court decision on Miron Cozma' arrest on Tuesday. Miron Cozma was condemned to 18 years of prison in trial over the miner's march in 1991. RADOR, February 17

    [02] Miron Cozma's lawyer to ask for condemnation to be delayed

    Miron Cozma's lawyer Viorel Dumitrescu said he would ask for execution of his client's condemnation to be delayed. He said he was asking that because, according to the protocol signed in Cozia in January Mr Cozma had several obligations to fulfill. RADOR, February 17

    [03] Leader of GRP disavows Cozma's condemnation

    The leader of the Greater Romania Party Corneliu Vadim Tudor has disawoved condemnation of Miron Cozma by the Supreme Court. Mr. Vadim Tudor said that the GRP was involved in no way in the events this January and added that responsibility for the effects of Mr. Cozma's conviction was to be hold by the actual rulers. RADOR, February 17

    [04] Trade and Industry Ministry says miners' action has no social motivation

    Trade and Industry Ministry said the actions by some miners' union leaders following the Supreme Courts' decision in Miron Cozma case had no connection to the economic situation of the National Pitcoal Company and to the miners' wages. Given that all union's requests were solved by the agreement signed in Cozia the Ministry says that starting on January 22 1999 there is no request of economic nature by the miners. The ministry calls the miners to see the situation clearly and to evaluate the effects of any kind of events - the Ministry's communique signed by Minister Radu Berceanu said. RADOR, February 17

    [05] Miners' leader arrested

    Protesting miners coming from Petrosani clashed with riot police troops near the town of Stoenesti at dawn on Wednesday. In the morning, after rejecting the miners in a counteroffensive the police started arresting protesters. A couple of hours after that, the miners' leader Miron Cosma was arrested in the city of Slatina. The head of the General Police Inspectorate General Nicolae Berechet confirmed that information. RADOR, February 17

    [06] The Parliament passed this year's state budget and social insurance budget

    In absence of opposition representatives the Parliament passed this year's state budget and social insurance budget. Income amount was set to 86,884 billion lei and expenses to 99,975 billions. Before the final vote the opposition left saying that all over 100 ammenmdments it proposed were rejected one by one by the representatives of the ruling coalition. Opposition representatives have also said that the ruling coalition was the only responsible for this budget. While present there Prime-Minister Radu Vasile admitted that the actual budget was not fully meeting the needs but that it reflected the Romanian economic realitites. The Prime-Minister expressed satisfaction for the budget being passed so soon thus creating opportunity for negotiations with the IMF to start. RADOR, February 17

    [07] Leader of GRP has shown a video recording of a woman lawyer saying she had an intimate relationship with President Constantinescu

    As editor in chief of "Greater Romania" magazine the leader of Greater Romania Party Corneliu Vadim Tudor has presented a video recording of an interview with lawyer Luminita Neamtu who said she had intimate relations with President Costntinescu between 1990 and 1996. RADOR, February 17

    [08] Labor Minister announces indexation and re-correlation of pensions

    After the social insurance budget passed the Labor Mnister Voctior Athanasiu told the press that within 2 or 3 months the state budget would be corrected and it would allow better indexation and re-correlation of pensions. A 0.6% indexation is applied since January. The Minister said that pensions would still be delivered through the Postal service. RADOR, February 17

    [09] Protest of the Drivers' Union Federation

    The Drivers' Union Federation organized a protest in front of the Finance Ministry and Chamber of Deputies buildings on Tuesday. They protested against fuel price raises. Some 150 heavy trucks took part in the protest. The president of the Federation Victor Stan said a future meeeting of the Fedration's Council is due to set up further actions to be taken. RADOR, February 17

    [10] Negotiations with IMF representatives

    Negotiations with IMF representatives took place at the Finance Ministry on Tuesday. Finance Minister Traian Remes had a round of talks with the head of the IMF mission to Romania Emanuel Zervoudakis. Chief economist of the National Bank of Romania Valentin Lazea was also present at the meeting. He said that negotiations with the head of the NBR were due to take place on Monday and that the start of these talks was not known until now. RADOR, February 17

    [11] Spanish Defence Minister meets Romanian officials

    Following the invitation by the Romanian Defence Minister, the Spanish Defence Minister Eduardo Serra Rexach came to Bucharest on Tuesday where he had talks with the Romanian Foreign Minister Andrei Plesu on bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The Spanish Government is backing Romania for joining the EU and NATO. The Romanian party has stressed Romania's interest in joining NATO soon and its wish for the summit in Washington to bring something more than the one in Madrid. The Romanian Defemnce Minister Victor Babiuc attended the last part of the meeting between Mr Eduardo Serra and Andrei Plesu. The Spanish Defence Minister was also received by President Emil Constantinescu. RADOR, February 17

    [12] British Allied Deals took over ELCOND in Zalau

    The British company Allied Deals took over 51% of ELCOND company stock on Tuesday. The deal is worth of over 6.8 million dollars including five year investments. The State Ownwership Fund has also received two offers on privatization of RomNav company in Braila one from the company's employees' association and the other one from the Broadhurst Investment company. RADOR, February 17
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