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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-06-20
From: RADOR Press Agency <http://indis.ici.ro/romania/news/rador.html>
June 20, 2000
 Results of the second tour of the local elections of RomaniaThe new mayor of the capital city of Romania, Bucharest, is Traian Basescu, a candidate of the Democratic Party, PD. He obtained 50.69 per cent of the votes while his counter candidate Sorin Oprescu, a representative of the Social Democracy Party of Romania PDSR, obtained 49.31 per cent of the votes. The six mayors of the districts of the capital city of Romania are all representives of the Social Democracy Party of Romania. The second ballot also brought about the election of the mayors of all towns and communes of Romania while observers note the fact that PDSR - Social Democracy Party of Romania - has mayors in most in the Romanian counties .
The newly elected general mayor of Bucharest, Traian Basescu,said that he was faced with new major taks and namely cleaning the Town Hall and the city. He warned he would not be hindered by any political game in reaching his objectives. He stressed the fact that all counselors of the Bucharest Town Hall must show by their activity that their work is in the service of the citizens.
The President of PNTCD - Christian Democratic National Peasants Party - Ion Diaconescu said the victory of Traian Basescu in the second ballot is also due to the fact that he was supported by all the center-right wing forces. Leader of PDSR Ion Iliescu said the most important thing for his party was that the citizens of Bucharest stood for an administration of the social- democracy which will solve the various issues of the community. The leader of the Democratic Party, PD, Petre Roman, said that Train Basescu was elected mayor of the city of Bucharest to fulfill a four year mandate, regardless of the results of the elections in the fall.
 President of PDSR, Ion Iliescu, did not show up to testify in the case Adrian CosteaProsec<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>utors will decide when Ion Iliescu is again called to testify in the case Adrian Costea as the work agenda of the Prosecutors Office is rather busy, said the spokesman of the Ministry of Public Affairs, Robert Cazanciuc. Mr. Iliescu was called to the Prosecutors' Office to testify as witness in the case of Adrian Costea as a result of the request of the French magistrates that were in Bucharest recently.
 TOURING EUROPABUS announces the start of the first direct bus line ROMANIA - FRANCETOURING EUROPABUS SRL which is a member of EUROLINES, an European organization of the most important transporters of Europe with the seat in Brussels and which has become EUROLINES ROMANIA announced the opening of the bus line Bucharest - Paris. The first trip will start from Bucharest on First July. On the occasion of the first trip EUROLINES ROMANIA AND EUROLINES FRANCE jointly organize the ROMANIAN WEEK in France, in the autogare GALLIENI of Paris. In a communique to RADOR - the PRESS AGENCY OF RADIO ROMANIA - it is announced that all those that wish to send their representatives to this first trip to Paris, France, should contact Mr. Tanase, Marketing Manager, at tel. no. 092366248 or 2100890, 2100812 for further details.
 Reception at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace of BucharestThe President of Romania, Emil Constantinescu, received on Monday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace the participants in the fourth conference of European ministers of education whose debates are unfolding in Bucharest. The President of Romania has said that with a view to adherence to the European Union, the chapter EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING and YOUTH was very well appreciated as Romania did not ask for any transition period. The President of Romania also said that in this country education plays a major role in the moral Renaissance of society after fifty years of communism.
 Customs agreement between Romania and the UkraineOn Monday at the Ministry of Finance an accord of customs collaboration between Romania and the Ukraine was concluded in the presence of top officials of both countries. The agreement was signed for Romania by Nini Sapunaru who is the Director General of Romanian customs and for the Ukraine by Iuri Soloklov, chairman of the State Customs Service of the Ukraine. The document signed is aimed at contributing to the erradication of crimes and fraud in the areas at the frontier between the two states.
 CALENDARAt the invitation of the Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, Ion Diaconescu, a Chinese parliamentary delegation led by the vice-president of the National People's Assembly of the Republic of China Bu He is visiting Romania.
Prime Minister of Romania, Mugur Isarescu, is meeting with the representatives of the five trade union confederations of this country to resume negociations on Ordinance 58.
Chief negociator for Romania's adherence to the European Union, Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea receives George Foulkes, state minister with the Department of International Development of Great Britain.
The Ambassador of the United States, James Rosapepe, is now in county Alba. After visiting the IPEC porcelain factory in the area the United States Ambassador has an encounter with the United States citizens living in the area.
The Ambassador of Great Britain to Romania, Richard Ralph, alongside George Foulkes, minister of state with the Department for International Development of Great Britain are attending the opening of the social canteeen at 129 Dacia Boulevard. A briefing for the media takes place at the residence of the Ambassador in the afternoon.
At Charleroi, Belgium, Romania plays England tonight. Before the encounter a concert is staged with Mel C. and Laurentiu Cazan of Romania.