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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-01-25

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

25 January, 2000

CONTENTS

  • [01] The 141st Anniversary of the Union of the Romanian Principalities
  • [02] Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu Met PNL Leaders
  • [03] Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu Met PRM Leaders
  • [04] Statements Made During the UFD Press Conference
  • [05] Radu Sarbu Was Elected as President of the PNTCD Cluj Organization
  • [06] Meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for Integration into NATO
  • [07] Andrew Vorkink, Director for Romania in the World Bank, on a Visit to Bucharest
  • [08] Andrew Vorkink Met Transports Minister Traian Basescu
  • [09] Foreign Investments in Romania in 1999
  • [10] General Strike in Railroads
  • [11] The Teachers Are on Strike
  • [12] Seminar on "Youth and Communication"

  • [01] The 141st Anniversary of the Union of the Romanian Principalities

    A ceremony was organized in Bucharest to mark the Union of the Romanian Principalities. The event was attended by interior minister Constantin Dudu Ionescu, commanders of the main armies in the Interior Ministry, the chief Police inspector general Nicolae Berechet, the commander of Romanian Gendarmerie general Anghel Andreescu, and the commander of military firemen general Ionel Craciun. The participants reminded that Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza was the one who created the first police units, RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI informs.

    In Iasi, local authorities and members of Parliament placed flower wraths in front of the statue of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza. At noon, a religious service was celebrated in the church "Trei Ierarhi", to homour the Prince who united the two Principalities and all those who fought for national ideals. RADOR

    [02] Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu Met PNL Leaders

    Prime minister Mugur Isarescu met PNL leaders to discuss the mid-term economic development strategy. PNL president Mircea Ionescu Quintus asked the prime minister to assume the Government's responsability for about 10 very important laws meant to amend the Penal and Civil Codes, and other legal reglementations. According to RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI, the liberal leaders reiterated their support for the Governmental program and for the measures the Cabinet would take in order to implement this program. RADOR

    [03] Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu Met PRM Leaders

    A PRM delegation headed by the party president Corneliu Vadim Tudor discussed with prime minister Mugur Isarescu the mid-term economic strategy. At the end of the meeting, Corneliu Vadim Tudor, quoted by RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI, said he suggested the strategy should include protection measures for the poor. RADOR

    [04] Statements Made During the UFD Press Conference

    During a press conference on Monday, UFD co-president Adrian Iorgulescu said Romania could only benefit from the West's opening towards the East if the ideas put forward by the right wing parties were taken into consideration. Iorgulescu considered the time of Romania's recovery had come, and said the Union of Democratic Forces assumed the historic mission of being the party of national reunion, since it promoted the idea of a second modernization of the country, RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI reports. RADOR

    [05] Radu Sarbu Was Elected as President of the PNTCD Cluj Organization

    According to RADIO CLUJ, Radu Sarbu is the new president of the PNTCD Cluj Organization, elected with 34 votes in favour and one against. Secretary general of the organization is Radu Tatar, and vice-president is Serban Radulescu. The Bureau of the organization includes seven members, namely the presidents of the organizations in the main towns of the county. Radu Sarbu said the priority of the organization was to win the local elections. RADOR

    [06] Meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for Integration into NATO

    The Interdepartmental Commission for Romania's integration into NATO met for the first time this year on Monday. The participants analysed the stage reached in the implementation of the annual National Program regarding the preparations for Romania's joining NATO, document presented last September in Brussels. RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI mentions that the main attributions of this commission are to coordinate the internal and external activities in view of the country's integration into the North-Atlantic Alliance, to evaluate those actions, and to draw up reports and forward proposals regarding the speeding up of the integration process. RADOR

    [07] Andrew Vorkink, Director for Romania in the World Bank, on a Visit to Bucharest

    Andrew Vorkink, director for Romania in the World Bank, arrived on Monday in Bucharest, to assess the Romanian projects financed by the World Bank. According to RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI, the last package of the agreement signed with the Romanian Government, representing 150 million dollars and meant for the fundamental restructuring of agriculture would be soon released. Another important project, PSAL, regarding the restructuring of the private sector, would be financed by the second package of 150 million dollars. The project is to end in March this year, and the only condition still unmet is the privatization of companies through investment banks. RADOR

    [08] Andrew Vorkink Met Transports Minister Traian Basescu

    Andrew Vorkink and Traian Basescu analysed on Monday the implementation of the PSAL program and the conditions necessary to start the program PSAL 2. In Andrew Vorkink's opinion, progress was made mainly concerning privatization, and the bank and financial reform. Traian Basescu said, quoted by RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI, that the future program PSAL 2 would focus on the analysis and improvement of the business environment, as well as on the reform of the administration structures, in view of reducing corruption. RADOR

    [09] Foreign Investments in Romania in 1999

    The foreign investments in Romania reached last year over 250 million dollars, by 28 million higher than in 1998, the TV station ROMANIA 1 informs. The direct foreign investments were lower than in 1994, when the capital in currency was of almost 900 million dollars. The Netherlands and Germany are the countries that invested the most in Romania in the last nine years. RADOR

    [10] General Strike in Railroads

    "Solidaritatea" federation of trade unions in railroads announced on Monday the decision to go on general strike on Tuesday morning at 7:00, despite the decision of other trade unions in the branch to postpone their protest, RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI informs. The trade union leaders said the list of trains which would circulate was similar to that during the strike in December. RADOR

    [11] The Teachers Are on Strike

    On Monday, the teachers went on strike all over the country. In a statement for RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI, education minister Andrei Marga appealed to the teachers to resume their activity, as most of their demands had been satisfied. In reply, the leader of Federation of Free Trade Unions in Education said the three federations that went on strike consider their main demand was not satisfied, and therefore would continue their protest. RADOR

    [12] Seminar on "Youth and Communication"

    The seminar "Youth and Communication", organized by the Association "Manfred Woerner" began on Monday in Bucharest. According to RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI, the main issues to be approached are to make the youth aware of the part played by communication in preventing and settling conflicts, and the modern methods and techniques of communication. RADOR


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