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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-09-19
From: RADOR Press Agency <http://indis.ici.ro/romania/news/rador.html>
September 19, 2000
 Statement of Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu regarding his electoral campaign for the office of President of RomaniaThe statement reads among other things the following:" ... as I promised when I took over the office of Prime Minister I will conclude the pledges assumed when I was invested and I will be here until the new Cabinet is appointed fulfilling the obligations I have from the Parliament of Romania ".
The issue has been raised by the opposition that actually demanded the Prime Minister to step down as he is running for the office of President at the future elections. Mr. Mugur Isarescu answered with a statement that reads he will not go on vacation during the electoral campaign or during the elections and that his electoral team will take care of everything that is connected to the electoral campaign. According to the laws of this country the Prime Minister does not have to step down if he or she runs for presidency and Mr. Isarescu feels that his campaign is both correct and legal. Money wise the Head of the electoral team will be soon announced to the public opinion and he is the person in charge to answer for the way money comes in and is being spent. The accounts are made public all the time so as to avoid any suspicion.
 Press Conference of PNTCD - Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party - in BucharestDuring the press conference the PNTCD President Ion Diaconescu was asked whether he would be on the future lists of his party for the parliamentary elections ( the question having been linked to the fact that ten senior party members resigned from leadership positions ) to which Mr. Diaconescu answered that the decisions rested with the entire leadership of the party. If his candidacy is good for the party then he runs for the next parliament, added Ion Diaconescu.
 Session of the Central Executive Bureau of PDSR - Social Democracy Party of RomaniaFirst vicepresident of the Party Adrian Nastase told media after the meeting that the National Council of the Party which meets in session tomorrow debates the political programme of the Party. He also said that the same meeting debates the ways of implementing the protocol signed with PSDR, Romanian Social Democratic Party. Mr. Nastase also told the media that the two parliamentary groups of PDSR in the Senate and in the Chamber of Deputies must harmonize points of view on the process of privatization of the Romanian agriculture.
 Delegation of Merril Lynch on a visit to Bucharest, RomaniaOn Monday arrival in Bucharest of the director general of Merril Lynch Ya'akov Frenkel who used to be governor of the central bank of Israel. Merril Lynch is the biggest investment bank of the United States and according to its director general the policy of the bank in Romania is a direct involvement in the economic life of the country. Mr. Frenkel has had talks with Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu.
 The President of the Democratic Party Petre Roman is visiting county IlfovMr. Petre Roman has met with people living in the towns of Jilava and Bragadiru who told him that they had big problems in connection with pollution and with drinking water in that area near the capital city of Romania.
 A new stage of the RETURN TO ROMANIA programmeThe United States Ambassador to Romania, James Rosapepe, initiated a new stage of the programme RETURN TO ROMANIA. The programme is financed from United States funds and provides for a bonus worth 1000 USD for every Romanian that had a scholarship for studies in the United States provided he comes back home after graduation. There are 173 graduates enrolled until now and the deadline is 1 November.
 Ion Iliescu ended visit to the United StatesPresident of PDSR, Ion Iliescu, ended visit to the United States where he had talks with US officials and businessmen alongside a delegation of his party. Ion Iliescu told RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI that the main aim of the visit was to convey the message of PDSR to the United States officials of strengthening bilateral relations also after general elections here in Romania. Mr. Iliescu told RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI that the visit had positive echoes all the more so as, at the State Department, undesecretary of state Thomas Pickering assured Mr. Iliescu that the US Administration would cooperate with a government that is the result of the option of the electorate at the polls. At the same time, Mr. Iliescu also said, American political personalities and businessmen were really interested by Romanian issues, by the causes that brought about economic decline and by the possibilities of economic relaunching of our country.
 Radio programme of ROMANIA MUSICAL wins international awardThe radio programme FIRE ESCAPE FOR BUTTERFLIES by Anca Romeci, a programme broadcast by RADIO ROMANIA MUZICAL which is a channel of ROMANIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION won the silver medal of the 12-th edition of the Radio Great International Contest organized by the International Radio and Television University. Gold went to Algeria and bronze to Bulgaria. The chairman of the jury is Christian Meat, director of RADIO FRANCE who is also the president of the organizing committee. The awarding ceremony will take place at RADIO FRANCE in Paris on 15 December this year.
 CALENDARStart in Bucharest of the 18-th Conference of fighting organized crime and drugs traffic under the high patronage of the home minister of Romania Constantin Dudu Ionescu organized by the Hanns Seidel International Relations Foundation.
Cabinet Ministers Andrei Marga - Education - and Crin Antonescu - Sports - are invited to attend the press conference of the British American Tobacco Romania and Philip Morris Romania on the occasion of the extended phase of the education programme IT'S MY DECISION.
Press Conference of the United States Ambassador to Romania, James Rosapepe, occasioned by the launching of the American programme ECOLINKS financed by the Administration meant to cut down pollution and boost power sources in the public and private sectors. The press conference is hosted by the American Cultural Center of Bucharest.
The founding director of the French Institute for International Relations, member of the INSTITUT DE FRANCE, Thierry de Montbrial is making a visit to Romania in the interval 19 - 23 September during which he will made Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy.
Official opening of the third edition of the International Exhibition of Equipment and technology for the processing of crude and natural gas EXPO PETRO GAS at SALA MAGHERU in the downtown area of the city.
Press Conference occasioned by the opening of the new SHOW ROOM AUTO BENELUX.
Starting today the Palace of the Romanian Parliament hosts the biggest poligraphy exhibition of this country with three specialized sections: ROMPRINT - EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE POLIGRAPHIC INDUSTRY, the sixth edition, PACKEXPO - PACKING INDUSTRY, SERIGRAPHY, second edition.
Top Model Claudia Schiffer is attending the press conference occasioned by the opening of the new make-up line of L'OREAL at Hilton Athenee Palace of Bucharest today. The opening of the new line which is PHANTESY L'OREAL is live broadcast by PRO TV.