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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-10-05
From: RADOR Press Agency <http://indis.ici.ro/romania/news/rador.html>
October 5, 2000
 Radu Sarbu presented before the Parliamentary Committee for the Investigation of Abuses, Corrupt Practices and Petitions the activity of the State Ownership FundAs the main aim of the activity of the State Ownership Fund is privatization Mr. Sarbu said that the main obstacles in the way of privatization are lack of interest of foreign capital for the Romanian companies, the fact that in general we speak of big and very big companies which have rather large debts and the fact that the employees of these companies are afraid that a new owner will start by restructuring the respective companies which implies the dismissal of many of them. With regard to TEPRO Iasi, Radu Sarbu said that the privatization of that company was legal. That was denied by the representative of the Trade Unions of the company present at the inquiry who said that privatization was illegal, many employees were dismissed and a number of small companies were created to, as he put it, live off the results of the work and economic successes of the company.
 The President of PDSR answers the allegations of the President of PDIon Iliescu who is the leader of the Social Democracy Party of Romania was accused by Petre Roman, leader of the Democratic Party that he was a political had been and he would be quite incapable to lead Romania if he were elected President of the country. In his turn Ion Iliescu said that Petre Roman was panicked by the situation which was not according to his expectations and he was a person incapable to assume responsibility for what had happened during the interval when he was Prime Minister of the country.
 The Romanian Democratic Convention 2000 was legally recognized by the Bucharest courtAnd so was the request of the National Liberal Party to cancel former Romanian Democratic Convention ( of which that party was a member ).
 National Liberal Party wishes to cooperate in best conditions with all center right wing partiesPNL wishes to cooperate in best conditions with all the parties mentioned and added that it wished to have a decent, candid and transparent political campaign.
 Official take over of the property of the iron and steel combinat works of ResitaThe United States company NOBLE VENTURES that bought from the State Ownership Fund 94.5 per cent of the stock against the sum of 85 million USD (of which the first instalment was already transferred into the account of FPS, equal to 517,000 USD ) became after the transfer the official owner of the Resita Company. At the ceremony present were representatives of the American Company, the United States Ambassador to Romania and other officials. Mr. Jim Rosapepe who is the US Ambassador to Romania said that that was the biggest investment in Romania this year and one of the biggest American investments of the last ten years in this country.
 Meeting of the European Commission - RomaniaThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary of State Eugen Dijmarescu presented in Brussels a number of proposals of Bucharest based on normative acts adopted in order to pursue negociations for adherence to the European Union and for the opening of new chapters under Swedish chairmanship next year.
 CALENDARPresident Emil Constantinescu is paying a private visit to Italy to meet with the president of the Republic of Italy, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, at the Quirinale Palace of Rome.
Plenum session of the Romanian Senate.
Resumption today of the negociations among the representatives of the Cabinet and those of the Trade Union of the Drivers of Romania.
Briefing at the Home Ministry.
Sala Palatului of Bucharest hosts the official launching of the candidacy of the President of the Social Democracy Party of Romania Ion Iliescu for the office of President of Romania at this fall's elections. The festivity is organized by the Social Democratic Pole of Romania made up of PDSR - PSDR - PUR.
The President of the Democratic Party, Petre Roman, is visiting county Ialomita where he meets with the representatives of the Democratic Party of the local administration and with the farmers of the region.
The President of PSDR, Alexandru Athanasiu is now on an official visit to Germany.
CDR 2000 have a meeting with the county managers of the electoral campaign.
Press conference of the political parties: PNL - at 11:00 and of PSDR at 13:00.
The United Nations information center for Romania holds a press conference as part of which the World Report is to be launched for Investments 2000 - at Sala Transilvania of the Hotel Crowne Plaza.
Official opening of the Romanian Neurosurgical Conference 2000.
The French Ambassador to Romania Pierre Menat offers a reception party tonight in honor of the participants in the seminar devoted to health organized by the European Union Commission and by the Romanian Ministry of Health.
The Romanian National Military Circle invites all those interested to attend a cultural evening as part of the programme CULTURES AND CIVILIZATIONS on the theme GREECE. STOP OVER AT THE SOURCE OF ARTS. Key note speaker is art historian Victor Simion.
The Romanian Cultural Foundation invites all those interested to attend the launching of the volume JOURNAL by Rene De Weck, a writer, a media person and a diplomat. Speaking are Annemarie Huber-Hotz, chancellor of the Swiss Confederation and Mihai Ungureanu, secretary of state with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Romania is participating in the Stockholm International Fair SENIOR 2000 which is devoted to tourism.