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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-11-14
From: RADOR Press Agency <http://indis.ici.ro/romania/news/rador.html>
November 14, 2000
 Meeting of the Prime Minister of Romania, Mugur Isarescu, with the representatives of parliamentary parties concerning the general and parliamentary elections of 26 NovemberThe Electors' Cards were in the focus of attention with the Home Minister of this country saying that of the total of 300,000 which were still to be distributed only 40,000 remain to be given to the electors. The participants in the meeting came to the conclusion that citizens of Romania will be admitted to the polls if they have their identity card and the elector card or their military documents or their diplomatic passports on them. Absentee ballots are cast at diplomatic offices abroad and the electors have to have the tourist passport on them.
 The foundation PRO TRANSILVANIA was outlawedThe Court of Appeal of the town of Cluj decided to outlaw the Foundation PRO TRANSYLVANIA a foundation which is led by Sabin Gherman. The main argument of the Court of Appeal was that the main activity of the Foundation was to militate for the autonomy of Transylvania while the Constitution of the country proclaims that there is no regional autonomy in this country. The Foundation was fighting a decision of the Ministry of Justice that last year decided that the Foundation was illegal.
 Ombudsman says Government Ordinance should not be implementedAccording to the Romanian Ombudsman Cabinet Ordinance that annuls control of the Office of Competition over ROMTELECOM must not be implemented. RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI REPORTS that the Ombudsman said prices of ROMTELECOM services go up all the time regardless of inflation or the ratio USD/ lei.
 Request deniedThe Standing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies rejected the request of Foreign Minister Petre Roman for foreign observers of the Council of Europe to be present in Romania during the parliamentary and presidential elections at the invitation of the Parliament of this country and suggested Mr. Roman that the Foreign Ministry of our country make the invitations for the observers of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The letter sent by Foreign Minister Roman mentioned that the persons sent in by the Council of Europe as observers do a routine job ment to give legitimacy once more to the democratic and correct character of the ballot.
 The European Union opens two more chapters with Romania for negociation namely telecommunications and competitionIn as far as telecommunications are concerned the Community has noted that we have no specific law in the domain and likewise there is no adequate administration. It is here that we find the fact that there should be competition in the market of desk telephony as there is only one company operating, namely ROMTELECOM. The deadline for liberalization is 1 January 2003. Progress is this field is deemd to be as insatisfactory.
Competition has registered considerable progress but still the European Union asks for the more adequate implementation of the community acquis in the free areas.
 Situation of the Romanian - Turkish bankThe spokesman of the Romanian - Turkish bank says that the bank has enough money for all transactions and therefore its clients should not be worried. In all the 20 branches of the bank the situation goes back to normal.
In another development linked to the crisis of the Turkish-Romanian Bank the Prime Ministers of Romania and Turkey, namely Mugur Isarescu and Bulent Ecevit decided to set up experts commission of both countries that already started talks at the National Bank of Romania to solve the situation. The two Premiers also said they should inform each other at least once a day over the phone on the development of the situation.
 World Tourism Exhibition in London, the United KingdomTHE WORLD TRAVEL MARKET has opened in London with the participation of companies and firms of 170 countries all over the world, Romania included. 40 companies of Romania are attending and participating boosting the offer of this country tourist-wise.
 CALENDARThe Senate and the Chamber of Deputies of the Romanian Parliament are in session today to discuss the Mediation Report on the Law of Nationalized Dwellings while the Senate debates the simple motion which the Party of Social Democracy of Romania - PDSR - has forwarded against the State Privatization Fund demanding a stop to privatization activity this year and relaunching of this action after the results of the elections scheduled for 26 November.
Today the last day of work of the two chambers of the Romanian Parliament, debates having to be resumed after the elections sheduled for 26 November.
Mrs. Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, is paying a visit to Romania as part of her Eastern European tour for talks with officials of the European countries as Sweden takes over Chairmanship of the European Union starting 1 January 2001.
In Bucharest the British Council starts its Education Distribution Service.
A military delegation of Romania participates in the NATO WIVES BAZAAR in Brussels for ten days starting today.
The Romanian Democratic Convention is organizing the conference on the theme NEEDS OF OUR CHILDREN AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE GROWN UPS IN THE ROMANIAN SOCIETY.
Launching of the volume album THE ETERNAL AND FASCINATING ROMANIA by photographer Stefan Ionita.
The Romanian National Center of Traditional Culture is organizing a naive painting exhibition at Odeon Theater of the city of Bucharest.