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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-05-17

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

May 17, 2000


CONTENTS

  • [01] Ceremonies on the Occasion of the 400-th Anniversary of the Unification of the Romanian States Under the Rule of Michael the Brave;
  • [02] Joint Session of the Senate and House of Deputies;
  • [03] Church Leaders Support Romania's Medium Term Development Strategy;
  • [04] Local Budget Financing for Local Elections;
  • [05] 94% of COMCEH SA in Calarasi Sold to an Italian Company;
  • [06] Policemen Suspended;
  • [07] Working Contracts Abroad for Miners in the Jiu Valley;
  • [08] Media Campaign in Support of the Ninth Edition of the Annual Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

  • [01] Ceremonies on the occasion of the 400-th anniversary of the Unification of the Romanian States under the rule of Michael the Brave

    On the occasion of the 400-th anniversary of the Unification of the Romanian States under the rule of Michael the Brave, Romanian President Emil Constantinescu awarded the National Order of the "Star of Romania", the knighthood rank, to the flag of the 'MRchael the Brave' Brigade 30 of Guard. At a ceremony on Tuesday, the Romanian president pointed out the Romanian Army's position as promoter of the country's Euro-Atlantic integration. The president was awarded the dragon sword of the Guard Brigade officers, symbol of military courage. Similar ceremonies were reported in Sibiu, Craiova, Constantza, Pitesti and Slobozia. RADOR

    [02] Joint session of the Senate and House of Deputies

    At a joint session on Tuesday, the Senate and the House of Deputies adopted the regulations for the National Council designated to examine the archives of the former Securitate. The council is expected to operate under parliement control and the Law 187/1999 allowing access to personal files and disclosuring the Securitate as political police. The parliament appointed a 11-member board to co-ordinate the council's activity during a six-year mandate. The chambers rejected the article mentioning possible donations in support of the council's activity.(RADORR

    [03] Church leaders support Romania's medium term development strategy

    At a ceremony on Tuesday, the Romanian church leaders signed a declaration in support of the country's medium term development strategy also expressing their support of Romania's EU integration. Participants included Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu, Romanian Christian Orthodox Patriarch Teoctist, Roman Catholic Archbishop Ion Robu, Greek Catholic Archbishop Lucian Muresan, and representatives of the 16 religious cults legally recognised. House of Deputies speaker Ion Diaconescu, Foreign Minister Petre Roman, and Eugen Simion, the president of the Romanian Academy, also attended the ceremony. RADOR

    [04] Local budget financing for local elections

    The president of the Central Election Office, Magdalena Dumitru, announced that the local election spendings should be provided by local budgets according to Government Order 241/2000, article 1, paragraph 2. The local budgets for the year 2000 should also include provRsions to address the spendings during the local election process. RADOR

    [05] 94% of the COMCEH SA in Calarasi sold to an Italian company

    At a ceremony on Tuesday, the State Ownership Fund (FPS) sold 94% of the COMCEH SA in Calarasi to the Italian Papermil company. According to the deal, the Italian company is to cover a half of the 9 million euro contract in 30 days while the other half should be paid in the next 12 months. The Italian company ruled out restructuring programmes or lay-offs among the estimated 700 workers of the COMCEH SA. RADOR

    [06] Policemen suspended

    The Interior Ministry asked the Military Attorney's Office to suspend the policemen involved in the attack against Constantzan journalist Valentin Dragan. The groupe includes Colonel Vasile Luca, Lieutenant Colonel Constantin Vizadea and Majors Marian Saragea and Marian Lopotan. As the RRA reports, the investigators failed to finalise their enquiry as, at the defence's request, the journalists involved refusedRto co-operate. Police commander Ion Carlig expressed his regrets about the incident. RADOR

    [07] Working contracts abroad for miners in the Jiu Valley

    Some 1,500 miners in the Jiu Valley are to get employed in Israel as part of a programme initiated by the Romanian Labour Ministry (MMPS). The programme is to be finalised by September this year. After an interview carried out by the selection commission, the first 40 miners are expected to leave the country in four weeks. Other working contracts for miners are expected in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates while other miners may get jobs in Hungary. RADOR

    [08] Media campaign in support of the 9-th edition of the annual meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

    A media campaign was launched at the Parliament Palace on Thursday in support of the 9-th edition of the annual meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly planned in Bucharest between July 6-10. Participants included Vitali Evseev, Deputy Secretary General of the ORCE PA, Gheorghe Stan, Deputy Secretary General of Romania's House of Deputies and chief commissioner of the group preparing the meeting, and Nadia Ionescu, the head of the Media Department in the House of Deputies. RADOR


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