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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-07-17

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

July 17, 2000


CONTENTS

  • [01] INSOMAR opinion poll
  • [02] ION MIHALACHE summer school
  • [03] Adrian Nastase about PNL - National Liberal Party - of Romania
  • [04] Arad Town Hall is housing a territorial bureau for the defence of the rights of minorities
  • [05] Public transportation tickets cost more starting today
  • [06] Budapest meeting of the Magyars of Transylvania
  • [07] CALENDAR
  • [08] Commemorations POLITICS

  • [01] INSOMAR opinion poll

    INSOMAR released the results of an opinion poll in the period 11 -13 July in which participating were 1445 people aged over 18. These interviews were taken in 92 localities of 40 counties of Romania and in the municipality of Bucharest. According to the INSOMAR opinion poll leading the race for the position of President of Romania is Ion Iliescu with 44.7 per cent of the votes followed by the President of Romania, Emil Constantinescu with 21.2 per cent of the votes. In as far as political parties are concerned leading is PDSR - Social Democracy Party of Romania - with 45.1 per cent followed by PD - the Democratic Party - with 10.7 per cent. Alliances-wise, 40 per cent of those interviewed consider that the alliance among PDSR -ApR-PD is appropriate while 29 per cent of the persons interviewed are of the oppinion that this alliance is not suited for the elections. In the same opinion poll Emil Constantinescu, the present president of Romania is being considered by 34.4 per cent of the persons questioned as the candidate for the elections with the greatest chances to lead Romania into NATO and the European Union. Mr. Constantinescu is also the person with greatest marks for the improvement of the international image of Romania according to the opinion of 41.7 per cent of the persons that asked the questions of the poll.

    [02] ION MIHALACHE summer school

    RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI reports that the third day of the 2000 edition of the summer school ION MIHALACHE of PNTCD - Christian Democratic National Peasants Party - was devoted to an analysis of the results of local elections and the strategy for the fall elections in this country. If PNL builds any alliance with ApR then PNTCD should ask for the withdrawal of all PNL Cabinet ministers, as, according to the first vicepresident of PNTCD, Ioan Muresan, that party would not be able to prepare the elections in the fall alongside parties that are against the action of governing. PNTCD would continue talks for alliances with the " green " parties and with the Civil Alliance.

    [03] Adrian Nastase about PNL - National Liberal Party - of Romania

    First vice-president of PDSR - Social Demoracy Party of Romania - Adrian Nastase is of the opinion that the recent talks and taking of stands of PNL mirror the division of that party into conservative forces that are dominated by anti-communist attitudes and a reformist wing which is opened to the present and to reality - according to Adrian Nastase. This last mentioned wing is represented by Valeriu Stoica. Mr. Nastase also said that PNL was ready to renounce its past so that it would ensure itself a future. The PDSR leader is of the opinion that what is now happening with PNL hinders PD- the Democratic Party- to capitalize on its victory in the local elections for the Bucharest Town Hall and it can no longer develop a strategy against PDSR.

    [04] Arad Town Hall is housing a territorial bureau for the defence of the rights of minorities

    The Government of Romania has opened a territorial bureau in the town of Arad for the defense of the rights of minorities which is responsible for areas of counties Arad, Bihor, Caras-Severin, Hunedoara and Timisoara. On the occasion of opening this bureau in the presence of Cabinet Minister Peter Kovacs-Eckstein a picture exhibition was also opened depicting aspects of the life of ethnic minorities of Romania.

    [05] Public transportation tickets cost more starting today

    Starting today the new tariffs for public transportation become operational and they are 11 per cent higher than the old ones. A one way trip ticket costs 3500 lei instead of 3000 lei. One month seasoned tickets cost in between 80000 lei and 150000 lei.

    INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    [06] Budapest meeting of the Magyars of Transylvania

    The declaration adopted at the end of the Budapest meeting of the Magyars living in Transylvania specifies that in case the Schengen borders will be closed without the settlement of the citizenship of the people belonging to ethnic minorities, Magyars living outside the borders of Hungary could loose all hope and proceed to mass immigration. Bishop Tokes Laszlo who is the president of the World Union of Magyar Reformed Believers added that the so called bill of the statute of the Magyars living outside the borders of Hungaray would lead in the future to dual citizenship.

    [07] CALENDAR

    Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu analyzes today alongside his counselors on economic issues the correctness of including a number of commercial companies on the annexes of Ordinance 95 which deals with the cancellation of debts to the State.

    The Czech minister of defense Vladimir Vetchny is paying a visit to Romania.

    Ministry of National Defense and the European Center for Security Studies George C Marshall are organizing at Sinaia in the interval 17 - 22 July the seminar and Parliamentary conference on the theme STRATEGY OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE MILITARY DOCTRINE.

    Meeting of the Executive Central Bureau of PDSR - Social Democracy Party of Romania - at the seat of the party.

    Weekly press conference of UFD - Union of Right Wing Forces - at the seat of that party.

    At Campulung Muscel the summer school ION MIHALACHE continues with the theme EUROPEAN PRINCIPLES IN THE POLICY OF THIS PARTY.

    The United States Ambassador to Romania, James Rosapepe is today at the Babadag shooting ground and drill area to attend the participation of the effectives involved, including 800 US military, in the exercises of humanitarian aid in case of natural calamity, RESCUE EAGLE 2000. Military from 10 countries are participating in this exercise in Dobrogea, Romanian region bordering the Black Sea and in the Romanian territorial waters of the Black Sea.

    Representatives of the Center of Mediation of labor force of Bonn arrive in Bucharest today to conduct interviews with the persons that apply for contracts in Federal Germany as specialists in informatics, agriculture or nurses.

    At Mangalia, for three days, the International Conference on the REFORM OF THE PENSION SYSTEM OF ROMANIA at Hotel President.

    Muzeul Satului - Village Muzeum - of Bucharest organizes the creation camp VARA PE ULITA - SUMMER IN THE VILLAGE to conclude on 7 August.

    Today and tomorrow the town of Oradea is hosting the meeting of the reformed young people which the last event as part of the fourth edition of the World Meeting of Magyar Reformed Believers which unfolded at Targu Mures.

    [08] Commemorations

    In 1947 under the accusation that they were implied in an action to overthrow the regime of that time of Romania six PNT - National Peasants' Party - MPies saw their parliamentary immunity revoked and were sent to jail. They were Iuliu Maniu, Aurel Leucutia, Emil Ghilezan, Vasile Serdici, Ilie Lazar and Gr. Niculescu-Buzesti.


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