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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-07-28
From: RADOR Press Agency <http://indis.ici.ro/romania/news/rador.html>
July 28, 2000
 ECONOMIC NEWS
 New Romanian treasury bondsThe Romanian Finance Ministry releases starting 1 August a new series of treasury bonds in hard currency which are sold and then bought back by BANC POST and Banca Agricola. Nominal value is of 500 USD or 500 DM and their multiple. Interest rates are among five per cent and close to ten per cent. Selling is done by public subscription by 29 August this year.
 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
 Communique of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of RomaniaIn a communique transmitted to RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI it is announced that the Romanian Foreign Ministry has a green free telephone line and an e- mail address which are aimed at improving communication with the citizens on the issue of visas asked for and given to Romanian citizens. The decision was made by foreign minister Petre Roman as in the last few months he received very many complaints from Romanian citizens regarding the difficulties they face when applying for a travel visa to the Western European countries. The Romanian Foreign Ministry cannot but note that the number of visa applications is very big and the Western European countries are faced by numerous difficulties but still the Romanian Foreign Ministry cannot but react if the dignity of the Romanian citizens is not taken into account. The opinions recorded at 018080707 or email@example.com are to be very strictly and seriously analyzed by the Romanian Foreign Ministry and are not aimed at making! any pressure on the activity of the consulates of the diplomatic missions here in Bucharest. The aim of the Romanian Foreign Ministry is to make known to Western European diplomatic missions in Bucharest if there are situations in which involved are Romanian citizens and which are not in keeping with the norms and principles which have been declared as viable by the respective diplomatic offices.
All cases will be tackled in the spirit of the excellent relations which exist between Romania and all Western European countries, specifies the communique of the Romanian Foreign Ministry in conclusion.
 Letter sent by Romano Prodi, chairman of the European Commission to the Romanian foreign minister Petre RomanMr. Prodi sent a letter to the Romanian foreign minister in which he appreciates very much the Charter of good relations in South Eastern Europe which was signed in Bucharest. The note regarding the letter sent to RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI by spokesperson Ireny Comaroschi also highlights the way in which Mr. Prodi writes about the necessity of the Pact of Stability in the Balkans to be well structured and coordinated so that maximum efficiency be obtained.
 Informal meeting of the foreign ministers of Romania and HungaryPetre Roman - Romanian foreign minister meets Janosz Martonyi at Sfantul Gheorghe later today announces RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI. The meeting is considered by Romanian foreign minister Roman as a furthering of the Szeged meeting on 24 June and marking in this way as well the active partnership between the two countries and many facets of the Romanian - Hungarian relations.
 CALENDARDebates of the Standing Committees of the Romanian Senate: Defense Committee to conclude its debates today and the Committee for budget, finance and banking to end debates the day after tomorrow.
Costinesti hosts the seminar on the theme PULSE OF THE ROMANIAN ECONOMY AFTER SEVEN MONTHS OF RULING OF THE ISARESCU CABINET. After the Prime Minister speaks of the achievements and shortcomings of the activity there will be questions and answers as media are present at the seminar and have been on the Coast since yesterday.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives in Romania today to attend the debates of the Balvanyos Summer University where he will actually deliver an address on the relations between the two countries.
Meeting of the Romanian Prime Minister Petre Roman with the Ambassadors and Consuls General of Romania. Stress is laid on the efforts of Romania to comply with European requirements of adherence to the European Union and on the military aspects of Romanian actions to come nearer the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. After the meeting which concludes with the tasks of Romanian diplomacy in the next interval there will a meeting of Foreign Minister Petre Roman with the media.
Later today Petre Roman leaves for Sfantu Gheorghe to have an unofficial meeting with his Hungarian opposite number Janos Martonyi in the context of the participation of the foreign minister of Hungary to the Eleventh Edition of the Balvanyos Summer University.
The Mixed Romanian-German Commission of cooperation unfolds its debates focused on environmental protection with a trip to Ploiesti and Valea Calugareasca today.
Romanian pop music star Monica Anghel represents our country at the VOICE OF ASIA festival and contest at Alma Ata in Kazakhstan.
Grand Prix of the city of Bucharest is unfolding at the Corbeanca horse track today.
Former Director General of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation Eugen Preda was buried today at the Filantropia cemetery of Bucharest. Eugen Preda died yesterday. He was born on 29 September 1929.