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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-10-06
From: RADOR Press Agency <http://indis.ici.ro/romania/news/rador.html>
October 6, 2000
 The President of Romania, Emil Constantinescu, visits ItalyTogether with presidential counselor Zoe Petre and secretary of state with Foreign Ministry Eugen Dijmarescu, the President of Romania met with the President of Italy, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and then, at the Romanian Embassy of Rome, with representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, with personalities of the political, economic and cultural life of Italy as well as with members of the Romanian diaspora in Italy.
 Secretary of state with the Romanian Foreign Ministry, Mihai Ungureanu, met with the members of the Greek parliamentary delegationMr. Ungureanu met with the Greek parliamentary delegation led by the vice- chairman of the Greek parliament Panayotis Sgouridis. The dialog was focused on the support which Greece can grant Romania for our joining the European and Euroatlantic structures. The guests said that alteration of the Schengen visas procedure would be possible, in their opinion, for the Romanian citizens that have no intention to immigrate to the countries that signed the understanding: in other words Romanians could travel to the Schengen countries visa free provided there are guarantees that they do not intend to remain and live in those countries. The two sides have underlined the importance of boosting bilateral relations, expectations being that bilateral trade exchanges could exceed one thousand million dollars. With regard to the situation in Yugoslavia the hosts and the guests alike voiced their hope that country regain its place alongside the other democratic states of Europe
 PDSR leader Ion Iliescu officially launched his candidacy for the office of president of RomaniaSala Palatului of Bucharest hosted the ceremony of the official launching of the candidacy of President of the Social Democracy Party of Romania, Ion Iliescu, to the office of President of Romania. Mr. Iliescu took the floor and said that he would do his duty with responsibility to all the citizens of Romania if he were elected to the office of President adding that he would take all measures for relaunching economy, combatting poverty and unemployment, for the strengthening of the authority of the state, for combatting corruption and for Romania's joining the European Union and NATO. The first vice-president of the Social Democracy Party of Romania, Adrian Nastase, also took the floor and said that for Romania to really be an European country Ion Iliescu should be the President as he is a wise and well balanced person. Also participating in the audience were representatives of the Democratic Pole which is made up of PDSR, PSDR and PUR. Attending were members of the diplomatic corps and of the trade unions.
 CALENDARPresident Emil Constantinescu alongside an official delegation accompanying him is received by Pope John Paul II-nd and then he has a meeting with the Cardinal Angelo Sodano, secretary of the Holy See.
Press Conference on the occasion of the Forum Leaders organized under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Romania, Mugur Isarescu, at the World Trade Center.
Meeting of the minister of justice Valeriu Stoica with Annemarie Huber - Hotz, federal chancellor of Switzerland.
At Sinaia, under the organization of UNDP of Bucharest and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, unfolding of the regional seminar on the factors which influence democratic processes in South Eastern Europe.
Press Conference on the extraordinary American music concert ONE MOMENT IN TIME which will take place at the Romanian Atheneum on 9 October being organized by the Foundation PAX ROMANA of the United States and the Cultural Sound Foundation. The press conference takes place at the Press Center of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation.
Varnishing of the exhibition A TRAVEL JOURNAL IN WATER COLORS which features works by the painter Alexander Creswell during the visits made by Prince Charles in November 1998 in countries of Central Europe - Romania, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Macedonia. The exhibition is organized by the British Council at the National Theater of Bucharest.