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RADOR: News from Romania, 99-04-26

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

April 26, 1999

Review of the main political events Rezolution of the National Forum of the PNL -National Liberal Party- of local representatives of that party The national forum of the local representatives of the National Liberal Party adopted a rezolution on Saturday which among others stands for a new system of public services, a modified legislation on investments and investors, amendment to Law ll8\97 for decentralizing financial resources, RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI informs. Leader Mircea Ionescu Quintus said that although rating of the PNL - National Liberal Party - is on the increase there is no question of a liberal ruling party, the only alternative being the alliance with the PNTCD - the Christian Democratic National Peasants Party. For a further reform in this country, added vice president of the National Liberal Party, Valeriu Stoica, it is important that the liberals win the elections of the year 2ooo. RADOR

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  • [01] NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE RIGHT WING FORCES UNION - UNIUNEA FORTELOR DE DREAPTA Co-President of the Uniunea Fortelor de Dreapta, Union of National Right Wing Forces, Adrian Iorgulescu said that the Union will have its onw runner in the next presidential race of this country in order to increase efficiency of the political party; leader of the Union Varujan Vosganian said it was too early to think of such trials, said RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI. Saturday the National Council of the Union elected members of the Directing Committee and presented the strategies of organizing and image promoting for the next period of time of the union. RADOR <HR SIZE=4> Review of Social life
  • [02] Education Seminar at Sinaia Conclusion on Sunday of the debates of the first seminar as part of the project "Education 2ooo plus" started and promoted by the Ministry of Education and the Foundation for an Open Society "Romania" to be implemented im the period l999-2ooo. The project deals with local deelopment of new methods of education which then can be applied on a national scale. As related by RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI the National Committee for Monitoring and Consultancy was set up which is aimed at harmonizing reform and implementing it in counties Cluj,Iasi, Galati and the municipality of Bucharest. RADOR
  • [03] The Danube is not polluted at Portile de Fier After bombardment of the Novi Sad and Pancevo distilleries as well as petro chemical works in Yugoslavia, specialists of the control tower at "Portile de Fier" came with the conclusion that Danube is not polluted. RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI reports that Danube flow is on the increase again having 9ooo c.m.\sec. which ensures hydro equipment efficiency hundred per cent.As a result of recent rains Danube flow will increase to 95oo c.m.\sec. in the near future. RADOR
  • [04] Floods in county Arad River Mures has flooded more than 2oo hectares of tillable land near the town of Ususau and 86o more hectares near Bata.The prefecture of county Arad transmitted that river Mures will continue to have a high flood level all over the county, to the Romanian-Hungarian border. According to RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI road and railway traffic unfolds under normal conditions in that county; the same radio channel informs that flow of river Olt and its tributaries is normal in county Brasov. RADOR <HR SIZE=4> INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  • [05] Statements of President Emil Constantinescu in Washington D.C. During a short press conference on Sunday in Washington D.C. President Emil Constantinescu said after the meeting of the countries neighbouring Yugoslavia that NATO is responsible with both security and long term development of South Eastern Europe, says RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI.During talks with President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Emil Constantinescu and his interlocutors approached issues related to our region while the project of Romania providing that neighbours of Yugoslavia contribute to reconstruction and development was accepted. Presidents Clinton and Chirac guaranteed security and stability of frontiers of Romania. RADOR
  • [06] First Congress of Romanian intellectuals in the region of Cernauti Sunday at Cernauti, the Ukraine, debates started of the first congress of Romanian intellectuals in the region of Cernauti. Preservation of national identity is one of the subjects of the congress: another item on the agenda is the way the rights of the Romanians living in Northern Bucovina are observed to education, culture and public life. According to RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI also participating is a delegation of county Suceava of Romania as well as guests from both Romania and the Ukraine. Also present are representatives of the Romanian Embassy at Kiev and representatives of the Cernauti administration offices. RADOR
  • [07] Contest of Romanian classical and contemporary poetry at Kaposvar, Hungary The town of Kaposvar, South Western Hungary saw the unfolding of final round of a contest of Romanian classical and contemporary poetry organized by the Association of Hungarian-Romanian Friendship in that town, RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI reports. The winners will take a trip to Romania in the summer.Worth noting is the fact that this action took place in an area which is not inhabited by ethnic Romanians, the Association in that zone having contributed to the strenghtening of relations between the two countries and to the development of friendship between the two peoples. RADOR <HR SIZE=4> INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • [08] Accord of stability in the Balkans Heads of state or government of the l9 NATO members and representatives of the seven countries neibouring Yugoslavia, among which also Romania, signed in Washington D.C. on Sunday the Accord of stability in the Balkans, initiated by Germany, RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI reports. This plan envisages the promotion of economic development in the countries of the region affected by the war in Yugoslavia, their integration in European organizations and ensurance of their security. RADOR <HR SIZE=4> Economic and Financial News
  • [09] Holland - first regarding total volume of investments in Romania State Ownership Fund released data according to which the Netherlands is first as to total investments fund in the period December l99o-March l999 with 617.7 million USD of which direct investment reads 59l.4 million. Second comes Germany with 552.2 million of which direct investment is equal to 447.2 million. Most of the 148 private companies with foreign investment are located in the city of Bucharest.RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI adds that Germany is in the lead of number of companies as it has 22 firms that invested in this country. RADOR
  • [10] Conclusion of negociations with the IMF - positive impact for Romania Conclusion of negociations with the IMF for a new loan agreement is a positive sign for Romania and also represents an important step for our country's international activity on the capital market- said Paul Rafael, director for the developing markets with "Merryl Lynch" quoted by Mediafax and RADIO FREE EUROPE.The understanding reached with the IMF is a very positive step demonstrating appreciation for developments in Romania added Mr. Rafael. At present, foreign investors think it is highly improbable for Romania to cease payments although this possibility is not entirely eliminated. He added that his bank is very much interested in helping Romania to attract loans, a first step being positive developments in this country in the latest period of time noted by both investors and people that promote opinion. RADOR
  • [11] Figures linked to Romanian economy in the red following conflict in Yugoslavia Experts of the World Economy Institute in Bucharest worked out a study reading that losses of Romanian economy brought about by war in Yugoslavia are not only the effect of blocking contracts with companies in that country but are also due to the lack of security of the zone, reports ANTENNA ONE TV.Experts of the IMF estimate that Romanian economy will score a 2 per cent decrease of the PIB - Home Gross Production- in the wake of the war in Yugoslavia. The conflict leads to losses both as a result of blocking traffic on the river Danube and as a result of termination of contracts between Romanian and international companies due to tension in the region.The volume of Romanian exports to Yugoslavia will decrease dramatically. Last year total volume of Romanian exports to that country was of ll8.6 million USD that is to say l.4 per cent of the total volume of Romanian exports. The World Economy Institute estimates that foreign investments in the Balkans will also decrease. Prime Minister Radu Vasile said that until now Romania lost about 73o USD. RADOR
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