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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-07-24

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

July 24, 2000


CONTENTS

  • [01] POLITICS, ECONOMIC and FINANCIAL NEWS <UL>
  • [02] UDMR - Union of Democratic Magyars of Romania - have not yet designated Presidency Candidate
  • [03] ApR - Alliance for Romania Party - protests against the cancellation of viability of International Road Transports carnets
  • [04] Results of the inquiry generated by Ordinance 95 </UL>
  • [05] SOCIAL ACTIVITY
  • [06] HYDRO POWER
  • [07] CALENDAR
  • [08] Anniversaries and Commemorations
  • [09] Of the headlines of foreign developments

  • [01] POLITICS, ECONOMIC and FINANCIAL NEWS

    [02] Merger between PSDR and PS - Romanian Social Democratic Party and Socialist Party

    National Council of PSDR approved merger with the Socialist Party under the name and symbols of PSDR. The new leading structures of the newly enlarged party will have PSDR majority.

    Leader of PS - Socialist Party - Tudor Mohora gets the position of President of the National Council and Head of the Secretariate of the Executive Council.

    In as far as the strategy of alliances is concerned a poll conducted within the PSDR reads that most of the regional branches of that party favor alliance with PDSR - Social Democracy Party of Romania.

    Victor Surdu, former runner to the position of general mayor of Bucharest, resigned from PSDR and voiced his intention to adhere to a center - right wing pole also announcing his decision to be implied in the electoral campaign of Mugur Isarescu, Prime Minister of Romania, who might run for the Presidency of this country.

    [03] UDMR - Union of Democratic Magyars of Romania - have not yet designated Presidency Candidate

    The President of UDMR has said at Targu Mures that it is possible this party designates its own candidate for the presidential elections that will take place in Romania in the fall. The council of representatives of UDMR set up the electoral all country staff for the parliamentary elections to unfold this fall. The body is managed by Csaba Takacs who is executive president of the Union.

    [04] ApR - Alliance for Romania Party - protests against the cancellation of viability of International Road Transports carnets

    ApR has noted the serious situation at the custom points of Romania and is asking the Prime Minister of Romania to examine the measures which are deemed as extreme of the General Customs Department of this country and then make the necessary decisions.

    [05] Results of the inquiry generated by Ordinance 95

    Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu conducted an inquiry into the activity of several departments of the General Secretariate of the Romanian Cabinet and the department of special communications which concluded in reprimands and fees. The Prime Minister reached the conclusion that the lists of annexes of Ordinance 95 with companies that may be exempted from taxes and may benefit of compensated debts to the state as they deliver goods and products to the national defense industry and for national security were wrongly compiled. The ministries sent to the General Secretariat of the Cabinet lists that did not mirror reality as in the annexes there are companies which do not produce the materials or goods specified in Ordinance 95. Although the lists were remade at the request of the Prime Minister the initial ones had already been released by MONITORUL OFICIAL. As a consequence the General Secretariate of the Government of Romania was reprimanded publicly, the Secretary General of the Government and his deputy were penalized for lack of exigency and firmness in analyzing the ordinance. By order of the Prime Minister all annexes were completely modified and included only those products which were needed by the Army, the Home Ministry and other institutions of national security.

    [06] SOCIAL ACTIVITY

    [07] General Mayor of Romania's Capital City is adamant in his drive to pull down all small vending places that were built on public property here in Bucharest

    Traian Basescu who is the general mayor of Bucharest announced he maintained his decision to pull down all illegally built small vending places and which are on public property. Despite the protests of owners that organized a march in the city the general mayor said it was the former clerks of town halls of the city that gave illegal authoritzation papers to owners. There can be no vending place on public property on a perment basis without all necessary papers among which there is the paper allowing for the building of such small vending places, said General Mayor of the city of Bucharest.

    [08] HYDRO POWER

    Portile de Fier I - Iron Gates One - complex hydropower producer was added the biggest and most powerful producer on the river Danube able to turn out 190 MW. Connecting and coupling took place on Sunday 22 July and the work was completed with the assistance of European companies being part of an ample programme of increasing capacity of all hydro power plants on the river Danube.

    [09] CALENDAR

    Official visit of President Emil Constantinescu to Brazil.

    Debates of the Standing Committees of the Senate starting today to last for four days and five days respectively.

    Members of the Defense Committee of the Romanian Senate make as from today working visits to towns Cluj and Sibiu.

    MPies of the Committee for Agriculture are making a visit to Brasov in the interval 24 - 27 July.

    Meeting of the Interdepartment Committee for Romania's integration in NATO; the debates are chaired by Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, secretary of state with the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Romania, president of the Interdepartment Committee.

    Baile Tusnad hosts the XI - th edition of the Summer University and Higher Education Camp " Balvanyos " on the theme TEN YEARS SINCE THE SOLSTICE .

    Meeting of the Executive Committee of PDSR - Social Democracy Party of Romania - at the seat of that party.

    Press Conference of UFD - Union of Right Wing Forces - at the seat of that party.

    PRM organizes the Christian Supper. PRM is the Greater Romania Party.

    Session of the Managing Committee of PRM.

    Delegation of the Romanian Democratic Youth participates in the Festival of the World Young Social Democrats which is unfolding in Malmo, Sweden.

    General Assembly of the Romanian Association for International Road Transports with the participation of a delegation of the Customs General Department.

    Reception organized on the occasion of the DAY OF THE ROMANIAN FRONTIER POLICE. The reception unfolds at the National Military Circle, the Marble Hall.

    Ramnicu Valcea - International Theater Festival ECLIPSE 2000.

    [10] Anniversaries and Commemorations

    Start of the battle of Marasesti which lasted from 1917, 24 July to 6 August and which was won by the Romanian army under the command of general Eremia Grigorescu. The Romanians stopped and defeated a German army under the command of marshall Von Mackensen that unleashed a powerful offensive with the aim of taking Romania out of World War One.

    [11] Of the headlines of foreign developments

    The three Christian Patriarchs of Jerusalem - Roman - Catholic, Greek - Orthodox and Armenian are meeting today and tomorrow with Israeli Cabinet ministers and with Palestinian officials to discuss the future of Jerusalem. Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is hosting the world congress of the Rom people.


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