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RADOR: News from Romania, 99-02-19

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

February 19, 1999


CONTENTS

  • [01] Weekly Government meeting
  • [02] Pardon request filed by Miron Cozma's lawyer to follow usual procedure
  • [03] Arrest warrant for Romeo Beja
  • [04] Court in Craiova decides 11 miners to be fined
  • [05] Miners resumed working
  • [06] President of the Democratic Party proposed amnesty of miners
  • [07] Senator Viorel Catarama resigned from the Liberal Party
  • [08] Verdict in the "Tigareta II" case
  • [09] Ukrainian Foreign Minister's visit to Romania

  • [01] Weekly Government meeting

    Talks on the emergency bill over fuel excise raise were delayed. The Government adopted a bill on altering the bill no 3/1992 over the VAT. According to this the VAT for advertising in newspapers is reduced from 22% to 11%. In case of culture newspapers and magazines this VAT is 0. The Government has also adopted a bill stating that the deadline for applying for spirits production and sale licence moves from January 31 to March 31. The deadline for applying for tobacco and coffeee sale licence also moved from January 31 to March 31. Following the request by the Finance Minister they adopted a draft bill stating that re-evaluation of buildings and lots turns optional. RADOR, February 19

    [02] Pardon request filed by Miron Cozma's lawyer to follow usual procedure

    The Romanian President Emil Constantinescu said that the pardon request filed by Miron Cozma's lawyer would follow the usual procedure. The statement was given Wednesday night during the meeting between the President and the representatives of the "Meridian" and mining union federations - the Presidency's Press Office announced. RADOR, February 19

    [03] Arrest warrant for Romeo Beja

    Prosecutors issued a 30 day arrest warrant for mining union leader Romeo Beja who is accused of favoring crime, accessory to crime, abetment to destruction and immoral assault. Prosecutors are investigating Miron Cozma in view of gathering material for a new case. Investigators say Miron Cozma is guilty of avoinding arrest, accessory to crimes abetment to distruction and immoral assault. Prosecutors have also issued arrest warrants for other two mining union leaders Ion Casapu and Dorin Lois. RADOR, February 19

    [04] Court in Craiova decides 11 miners to be fined

    A court in Craiova decided 11 miners should be fined for violating social living and public order regulations. The President of the court in Craiova said that the court decided to impose a 1 million lei fine for each of these 11 miners. RADOR, February 19

    [05] Miners resumed working

    The spokesman for the National Pitcoal Company said miners resumed working. He said that the Mining Union League did not announce the Company over its decision regarding the continuation of the negotiations between the two joint employers - unions commissions over the clauses of the new collective labor contract. Spokesman Valeriu Butulescu said that union representatives had to complete their teams for continuing negotiations. RADOR, February 19

    [06] President of the Democratic Party proposed amnesty of miners

    The President of the Democratic Party proposed amnesty of some miners taking part in the miners' march on January 18-22. The proposal was filed to the Senate on Thursday. Democratic Party Deputy George Stancov told a press conference that they had to find who was behind the miners' marches in 1990 and 1991. He said that the positive notice given by the Liberal Party was an a sign that this proposal should be approved. RADOR, February 19

    [07] Senator Viorel Catarama resigned from the Liberal Party

    Senator Viorel Catarama resigned from the Liberal Party on Thursday. In a letter to the President of the party Mircea Ionescu Quintus, Mr Catarama said that he had taken this decision because of the fact that the facilities to investors and exporters were suspended by the budget law. Senator Catarama has told a press conference that he will remain along with Liberal Party members and that he had never any kind of differences with the party Vice-President Valeriu Stoica. In his letter Mr Catarama also said that sid resignation was good for the party as it allows it to act united and in a coherent manner. RADOR, February 19

    [08] Verdict in the "Tigareta II" case

    Bucharest Military Tribunal gave its verdicts in the "Tigareta II" case. All 19 accused were condemned to prison: Commander Ioan Suciu - 14 years for accessory to crime, smuggling and abetment to perjury, forgery of documents and non compliance to orders; Gheorghe Trutulescu - 7 years for accessory to crime and smuggling; Gabriel Negoescu - 12 years for smuggling, accessory to crime, forgery of documents and use of forged documents; Dumitru Radu Popescu - 12 years for accessory to crime, and accessory to smuggling; Valentin Vasilescu - 8 years under the same accusations; Marian Cheata - 8 years under the same accusations; Captain Catalin Tanase and Gheorghe Stelian - 6 1/2 years for accessory to smuggling. Constantin Minea, Liviu Lazar Constantin and Silviu Ieftimie - 5 years for accessory to smuggling; Xenobie Aldulescu - 7 years for accessory to smuggling; Corin Aldulescu - 6 years for accessory to smuggling; Shahim Nizar - 10 years for accesssory and destruction of documents; Daniela Negoescu - 6 years for accessory to smuggling. Sorin Cristian Rosca - 9 years for accessory to smuggling, accessory to crime, forgery of documents, use of forged documents and destriction of evidence; Stefan Andreias - 8 years for accessory, forgery of documentrs and use of forged documents. Two Arab citizens were also condemned to prison: Jamal al Atm - 10 years for accessory to smugglingh and crimes and Hitam Silim - 9 years under the same accusations. RADOR, February 19

    [09] Ukrainian Foreign Minister's visit to Romania

    The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Boris Tarasiuk came to Romanian on Thursday in a three day visit. He said at the airport that there were no serious differences between the two countries and that he would talk with the Romanian foreign MInister Andrei Plesu on matters concerning bilateral cooperation. He said they would also talk on the matter of teriitorial waters in the area of the Serpilor island. Mr Tarasiuk has also ment Prime- Minister Radu Vasile at the Government's headquarters. The Ukrainian Foreign Minister is also due to go to the city of Baia Mare where there is a large community of Ukranians. RADOR, February 19
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