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RADOR: News from Romania, 99-05-06

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

May 6, 1999

POLITICS Communique of the Press Bureau of the Presidency of Romania The Press Bureau of the Presidency of Romania issued a communique following the fact that media were told there will be an airport fee for newsmen that wish to be present at the Baneasa airport when Pope Paul John 2-nd starts his Romanian visit. According to RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI the communique reads among other things;"the decision was made by the Ministry of Transports at the request of the SC Baneasa International Airport of Bucharest" and that"the Presidency is not involved and has not supported this initiative at all as the Presidency considers that the right to free information comes first before some national interests which in these conditions could endanger mirroring by massmedia of a paramountly important event for our country". RADOR

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  • [01] Session of the Chamber of Deputies Plenum suspended as there was no quorum Session of the Plenum of the Chamber of Deputies was suspended Wednesday as there was no quorum and the MPies did not pass any of the draft laws on the agenda.First were debates on the draft law regarding structure and work of the Government and of the ministries.As no Cabinet member was present in the room for this point on the agenda the session Chairman decided to pass on to the second which was amending and completing Electoral Law,a draft of the Party for Social Democracy of Romania -PDSR. Session chairman Mrs. Paula Ivanescu then noted that of the 267 people that would have made a full house present were only 103.As there was no quorum the session was suspended, RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI reports. RADOR
  • [02] Work went on in the Mediating Commission of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies at the Ordinance for completing and amending education law The Commission continued debates at the Parliament Palace on Wednesday. According to the commission religious denominations in this country have the right to have private education institutes without any religious character by observing legal provisions that pertain to private education in Romania, RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI reports. RADOR
  • [03] Head of Local Public Administration Vlad Rosca met with officials of county Maramures, Northern Romania Mr. Vlad Rosca who is Head of Local Public Administration met with officials of county Maramures and spoke about the Local Financing Law whose operation is rather difficult and generates problems for mayors offices of county Maramures.Mr. Rosca also asked a number of questions related to spending public money to repair damaged roads in the wake of floods and land sliding earlier this year, RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI REPORTS. RADOR
  • [04] Nicolae Idu was appointed secretary of state with the Department for European Integration By decision of the PM of Romania Mr. Nicolae Idu was appointed secretary of state at the Department of European integration, national coordinator of community aquis political analysis with a view to EU integration of Romania, reads press note from the Government, RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI reports. RADOR
  • [05] President of PDSR -Party for Social Democracy of Romania- touring county Prahova PDSR President Ion Iliescu drove to county Prahova yesterday where he visited the S C Di Apollo company, SA Ploiesti Industria Carnii meat processing company and SCG Scaieni after which he attended general assembly of PDSR organization of Boldesti-Scaieni town. According to RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI yesterday afternoon Mr. Iliescu met with inhabitants of the town of Ploiesti in the Nord agro-industrial market and answered questions at a press conference at the seat of PDSR Prahova. RADOR
  • [06] ApR asks for the dismissal of Minister of Agriculture ApR demanded the resignation of minister of agriculture Ioan Muresan at the press conference of Wednesday motivating its demand by the fact that according to data supplied by the millers and bread makers Employers Union Romania is under the threat of biggest bread crisis this summer.Mr. Nicolae Popa who is vicepresident of ApR and who is mentioned by RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI said the Ministry of Agriculture was informed of this situation already last January but did not adopt any measure for solving it.ApR leaders added that wheat will soon sell for much increased prices while a 70 to 80 per cent rise of the cost of bread is to be expected. RADOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  • [07] Historic visit to Romania
  • [08] Statement of Pope Paul John 2-nd before Romanian visit The Pope visits Romania between 7 - 9 May and he said at the Vatican yesterday, addressing our people, the following:"Dear Romanians I am happy to be in your midst. I am conveying my love and respect to all of you". According to EFE News Agency mentioned by RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI the Pope specified during the general reception at the Vatican yesterday that it was for the first time he would visit a country where Christians are mostly Orthodox. The Pope added he was happy he was taking this trip aimed at strengthening ties between Romania and the Holy See which have been so important for the history of Christianity in this vast geographical region. "I am going to Romania in the name of Christ on the threshold of the Third Millenium" said the Pope who wished happiness and peace to all Orthodox and Catholic Romanians. RADOR
  • [09] The Ambassador of Romania to the Vatican about the Romanian visit of the Pope The Ambassador of Romania to the Holy See Theodor Baconsky made a statement for RADIO VATICANA which is mentioned by RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI according to which the Government of Romania is fully aware of the historic importance of the visit paid by the Pope to Romania also in the context of building future Europe.Mr. Baconsky added that Romania has demonstrated that it can be an element of balance in the Balkans as it has very good relations with all its neighbours and it has solved all inter ethnic problems. RADOR
  • [10] Increased security measures during the Pope's Romanian visit "Security measures adopted by Romanian authorities of Bucharest are Draconian" reads FRANCE PRESSE mentioned by RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI." More than half of the men and women of the Protection and Security Service that is to say 700 people are mobilized for the visit of the Pope to Bucharest. Romanian officials also have the medical file of the Pope for emergency action. A special antenna for such situations was installed at the Bucharest residence of the Nuncio while a helicopter is ready to fly at any moment. At the same time a mobile unit assisted by Romanian doctors is part of the motorcade; naturally the Pope's personal physician is near the Pontiff who will be 79 in two weeks. RADOR
  • [11] Austrian Parliamentary delegation visits Romania An Austrian Parliamentary delegation led by the President of the National Council of the Republic of Austria Mr. Heinz Fischer is now on a visit to Romania, transmits RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI. RADOR
  • [12] Foreign minister Andrei Plesu met with the President of the Austrian National Council Mr. Heinz Fischer Wednesday afternoon foreign minister Andrei Plesu met with the President of the Austrian National Council Mr. Heinz Fischer now on a visit to Romania.Bilateral ties are excellent, underlined the two interlocutors, adding that the Romanian visit of the Austrian President of last March was a consistent impulse to political relations and an important signal for Austrian investors.RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI informs that talks also dealt with the Kosovo crisis, the necessity of a political solution being mentioned in the context to allow refugees go back to their homes and ensure a climate of trust regarding rights of minorities. With reference to the post conflict prospects Romania's foreign minister Andrei Plesu presented the initiatives of Romania especially in his capacity as President of South Eastern Cooperation. Also approached were issues linked to the building of a strategy of prosperity, stability and security in the area, the consolidation of democratic institutions and the civil society. RADOR
  • [13] Ion Diaconescu has met Heinz Fischer President of the Chamber of Deputies Mr. Ion Diaconescu met with the delegation of the Austrian Parliament led by President of the National Council of the Republic of Austria Mr. Heinz Fischer. RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI informs that today the Austrian delegation meets with representatives of Parliamentary groups and of the Commission for European integration. RADOR
  • [14] Romanian defense minister Victor Babiuc attended the Paris Conference organized by the Strategic and International Relations Institute The Pact of stability for South Eastern Europe supported by the European Union and the United States is the solution for building normal situation in the region, underlined Minister of Defense Victor Babiuc in Paris.In a statement to the media when he returned back to Bucharest Mr. Babiuc mentioned security of the Balkans and the role of Russia in the new security architecture of Europe as having been approached at the Paris Conference of the Stretegic and International Relations Institute. While in France Mr. Babiuc also met with his French opposite number Alain Richard with whom he discussed the possible involvement of French military in training Romanian Army with a view to Romania's joining NATO. Victor Babiuc said he hoped to sign a programme in this sense next October RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI informs. RADOR
  • [15] A delegation of German-Dutch Mixed Corps Army officers visits Craiova A delegation of German-Dutch Mixed Corps Army officers is now at Craiova RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI transmits adding that the guests were received by Brig.Gen.Ionel George, commander of the MIHAI VITEAZUL Third Army Corps and by local officials.Administration of crisis situations will be discussed for four days. RADOR
  • [16] Spiritual Life RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI informs that the annual meeting of the representatives of religious denominations of this country underlined new ways of Church-State worktogether in an effort of moral and spiritual recovery of the Romanian society. RADOR MEDIA NEWS
  • [17] National Broadcasting Council asks for Parliamentary accord to rebroadcast VOA Serbian language programmes National Broadcasting Council asked for the accord of the Romanian Parliament for a rebroadcast of VOA Serbian language programmes from the territory of Romania.The request was first relayed to the National Broadcasting Council that are of the opinion the Audiovisual Law does not have any provision in this sense. Romanian Foreign Ministry agreed with the request, the Agency of Communications says that there are technical facilities for a rebroadcast from Romania of the Serbian language programmes of the VOA. The Permanent Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies is of the opinion that this issue does not come within the competence of Parliament, RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI informs. RADOR ECONOMIC NEWS
  • [18] IMF could give supplimentary loans to Romania The IMF announced that it could give supplimentary loans to Romania next June. According to CNN INTERNATIONAL, the IMF say it waits for Romanian Government to clarify stand on reform and taxes. Romania has asked for a loan worth 475 million USD and we now need far more as war in Yugoslavia has negative impact on the economy of Romania and brings about significant financial losses.Romania is one of the four central European states that have asked to be considered a front line country and which ask to join the European Union. RADOR
  • [19] President of the FPS -State Ownership Fund- Radu Sarbu about activity in Timisoara for privatizing small and medium sized companies According to RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI President of the FPS - State Ownership Fund - Radu Sarbu has been in Timisoara to assess situation at COMTIM and activity of privatizing small and medium sized companies.He said liquidating COMTIM does not mean total ceasing of activity of that company: Mr. Sarbu appreciated the activity of the FPS Timisoara branch in privatizing small and medium sized companies. RADOR
  • [20] l5 German Companies will have about 45000 employees in county Gorj President of the National Federation of the Mining Trade Unions of Romania Marin Condescu said a group of 15 German companies wish to create about 45000 job opportunities in our country, in county Gorj. According to RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI the Trade Union leader visited respective companies in Germany and concluded agreements of collaboration with COLGATE PALMOLIVE, BMW,AUDI,SIEMENS,SOLINGEN and others.They want to set up joint venture with 51 per cent of the stock. Marin Condescu said he found two areas where the companies could invest and namely Bumbesti-Jiu and Tirgu-Carbunesti. RADOR
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