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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-10-12

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

October 12, 2000


CONTENTS

  • [01] The visit to Bucharest of the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I
  • [02] The activity of the Romanian Senate
  • [03] Committees of Education of the Romanian Senate and of the Chamber of Deputies about the scandal of the forged graduation diplomas
  • [04] Official launching of the candidacy of Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu for the office of President of Romania
  • [05] National Liberal Party is concerned about role played by women in the Romanian society
  • [06] Protest of PRM - Greater Romania Party
  • [07] Princess Anne opened the British Council of Bucharest
  • [08] European Union approves plan for the development of Romanian agriculture and for development of the rural areas of this country
  • [09] Union of Professional Journalists of Romania awarded ORDER OF JOURNALISTS to several personalities of Romanian cultural life and media

  • [01] The visit to Bucharest of the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I

    His Sanctity, the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, is making, a brotherly visit to Romania at the invitation of His Beatitude, Patriarch Teoctist. The programme of the visit includes meetings and talks with the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Teoctist, the granting to his Sanctity, Bartholomew I, of the diploma HONORIS CAUSA of the ACADEMY OF ROMANIA, reception by the President of Romania and His Sanctity's participation in the festivities occasioned by the yearly pilgrimage to the relic of Saint Parascheni ( Paraschiva ) in Iasi. The silver casket with the relic is kept at the Metropolitan Church of the town of Iasi.

    Today His Sanctity Bartholomew I and his host, His Beatitude Teoctist, the Patriach of Romania, are visiting the town of Galati.

    His Sanctity Bartholomew I has received the diploma HONORIS CAUSA of the ACADEMY OF ROMANIA. The distinction which was awarded to the Patriarch of Constantinople by the President of the Academy of Romania, Eugen Simion, is a token of the recognition of the personality of the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, in the domain of theology and also a token of the role he plays in our world today. At the festivity present were, alongside members of the Romanian Academy, His Beatitude Teoctist, the Patriarch of Romanian Orthodox Church, Presidential Counselor Traian Negrei, members of the Romanian Cabinet and of the Saint Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church.

    Bartholomew I was received by the President of Romania, Emil Constantinescu at the Cotroceni Palace. His Sanctity Bartholomew offered the President of Romania an icon depicting SAINT MARY'S CROSS, the original of which is kept ever since the second century A.D. at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Constantinople. Several copies were made on the occasion of the new millennium. Saying that he knew the President would not run for a new term in office, the Patriarch of Constantinople has thanked Mr. Emil Constantinescu as a friend of Romania for everything the President did for his country and for the international community during his mandate. The President has appreciated, in his turn, the activity of His Sanctity, as Ecumenical Patriarch, saying it was of special importance, especially for the Orthodox Christians of South Eastern Europe, where Orthodoxy is part of our tradition and the most important part of national identity of the peoples of the area.

    [02] The activity of the Romanian Senate

    The Senate postponed the debate of the report of the Special Commission for Research of the Activity of the State Ownership Fund. The President of FPS - State Ownership Fund - Fondul Proprietatii de Stat - told a press conference that the conclusion of the Commission report are equivocal as most of the cases analysed should be attributed to the former management of the Fund.

    [03] Committees of Education of the Romanian Senate and of the Chamber of Deputies about the scandal of the forged graduation diplomas

    The inquiries of rector Carol Stanciu of Iasi, Dolphi Drimmer, former rector of the Ecological University as well as of Adrian Miroiu, secretary of state at the Ministry of National Education were all devoted to find the guilty party or parties involved in the scandal of the forged graduation diplomas given to a number of foreign citizens. In the opinion of Senator Florin Bogdan the Universities are not implied in the scandal and the guilty party or parties are certain persons, not Universities or education establishments.

    [04] Official launching of the candidacy of Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu for the office of President of Romania

    The Prime Minister of Romania, Mugur Isarescu, is running as independent to the office of President of Romania saying on the occasion of the official launching of his candidacy that if he were elected he would be the President of all Romanians, regardless of political line or policy. The Prime Minister also said that he made this decision after long debating the pros and cons and added he was determined the win the race. Mr. Isarescu also said he was running as he knew he should be confident in the chance of the Romanian people, he was confident in the oustanding intelligence and qualities of our people and he believed that our people did have the right to enjoy decent life.

    [05] National Liberal Party is concerned about role played by women in the Romanian society

    National Liberal Party by MP Mona Musca launched the project WOMAN, A SOCIAL CAPITAL OF ROMANIA considering that absenteeism that characterizes the role played by women in the political life of this country is due to the social statute and difficult economic conditions.

    [06] Protest of PRM - Greater Romania Party

    This party is protesting the decision of the Prosecutors' Office of the Appeal Court of the town of Cluj to release from incarceration before the trial Vince Joszef who, according to the communique released by the party " had the intention to assassinate the mayor of the town of Cluj-Napoca, Gheorghe Funar ". PRM asks the Ministry of Justice and the General Prosecutors' Office to abide by legal provisions and proceed to trial with Mr. Vince incarcerated in the arrest of the local Police.

    [07] Princess Anne opened the British Council of Bucharest

    Refurbished residence of the British Council of Bucharest was opened with Princess Anne in attendance. Also present were the President of Romania, Emil Constantinescu, and the Prime Minister of this country, Mugur Isarescu. The festivity is part of the Festival BRITAIN IN ROMANIA.The Princess has a rather heavy agenda here in Bucharest with various visits to special children institutions and attendance of seminars organized by the British Council and the Organization SALVATI COPIIII - Save the Children.

    [08] European Union approves plan for the development of Romanian agriculture and for development of the rural areas of this country

    The plan was worked out by Romania and after talks with the secretary of state of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Stefan Petre, the head of the SAPARD UNIT, Karl Mortensen said the National Romanian Plan is to be approved by the European Union General Department for Agriculture and Budget Affairs.

    [09] Union of Professional Journalists of Romania awarded ORDER OF JOURNALISTS to several personalities of Romanian cultural life and media

    The ORDER OF JOURNALISTS was awarded yesterday to 70 journalists and personalities of the cultural life of Romania among whom Antonie Plamadeala, Eugen Simion, Fanus Neagu and Octavian Paler. The Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation has the following laurets:Adriana Calian Frateanu, Rodica Madosa, Paul Grigoriu, Ioan Marinescu, Constantin Oprisiu and Dragos Seuleanu. The ORDER OF JOURNALISTS was awarded for the entire activity to all laureats.


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