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RADOR: News from Romania, 98-07-13

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

July 13, 1998


CONTENTS

  • [01] Attempt to Solve PNL's Emerging Differences;
  • [02] Adrian Nastase About His Meeting with President Constantinescu;
  • [03] King Michael I on a Visit to Romania;
  • [04] Solidarity with People in Flood Affected Areas;
  • [05] Romanian-Bulgarian-Turkish High Level Meeting;
  • [06] Canada in Support of Romania's Efforts to Join NATO;
  • [07] Romanian - Ukrainian Cross-Border Cooperation Projects;
  • [08] Romanian Illegal Immigrants in Austria;

  • [01] Attempt to solve PNL's emerging differences

    The president of the PNL branch in the county of Bacau, Valentin Gheorghe, said he would try to solve the emerging conflict betwee the party's leadership and PNL vicepresident Viorel Catarama. PNL deputy Valeriu Ghoerghe said that, along with Mr Catarama, the PNL leadership was invited to participate in a series of open and direct debates concerning the recent conflict between the two sides and the economic reform in the very next future. The leader of the Liberals in Bacau said he was confident that both the PNL leadership (excepting vicepresident Valeriu Stoica who is due in Italy shortly) and Mr Catarama would answer the invitation. He said the Bacau branch of the National Liberal Party (PNL) had the right to launch an initiative of the sort as Mr Catarama represented the Bacau county in the Romanian Senate. He added that, in his opinion, the emerging conflict between the two sides was rather unimportant. RADOR

    [02] Adrian Nastase about his meeting with President Constantinescu

    Romanian President Emil Constantinescu is due in the US next week for an official visit. The Romanian delegation is also expected to include a senator representing the Party Of Social Democracy in Romania (PDSR), the main opposition party in the Romanian Parliament. The Romanian president had a meeting with PDSR representatives on Saturday and the delegation also included PDSR vicepresident Adrian Nastase. Referring to the talks he had at the Cotroceni Palace, Mr Nastase said: "We have insisted on a continuity in promoting major projects of foreign policy, we have discussed over the need of mutual support bwtween Power and Opposition, we have suggested some topics to be included into the visit's agenda, let's say some points of view concerning recent regional developments and ways of further developing the Romanian-American relations. (...) As far as the domestic policy is concerned, we have expressed our concern about the deteriorating economic and social situation in the country, and we proposed further talks this autumn in an attempt to find a radical soltuion aimed at recovering the Romanian politics and economy". RADOR

    [03] King Michael I on a Visit to Romania

    Former Romanian sovereign, King Michael I, and His wife, Qeeen Ana, have left Romania on Sunday after a three-week visit. Some 100 monarchists have accopmpanied the Royal Family to the Otopeni Airport while offering flowers and books or taking pictures. According to the same source, there was a delay of about 20 minutes in the taking off of the plane. RADOR

    [04] Solidarity with people in flood affected areas

    The youth the Oltenian capital of Craiova have expressed their solidarity with the people in flood affected areas. The Association of Christian- Orthodox Students in Craiova has provided a 20 million lei of aid in goods destined to the people in the Moldavian county of Bacau. According to the same source, transport means are now badly needed. RADOR

    [05] Romanian-Bulgarian-Turkish High Level Meeting

    The prime ministers of Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey have met in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Saturday for talks over issues concerning their trilateral cooperation. Prime Minister Radu Vasile's visit to Sofia was aimed at initiating and establishing institutionalised trilateral contacts between the three sides. The talks focused on details concerning economic cooperation and free trade areas in the region. The Romanian prime minister stopped however short of making any remark concerning the Bulgarian proposal of a second bridge between the two countries over the Danube. Romanian Transport Minister Traian Basescu said the Bulgarians were too much in a hurry to politicise the subject. The three prime ministers have expressed their concerns about recent developments in the Kosovo province of southern Serbia. Bulgarian Prime Minister Ivan Kostov supported the idea of a security ring to be created outside the Yugoslav borders while Turkish Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz has reiterated his country's support for Romania's and Bulgaria's NATO membership. The next trilateral meeting due in Istanbul on September 12 is expected to focus on issues concerning the fight against organised crime, drugs and arms traffiking and terrorism. RADOR

    [06] Canada in support of Romania's efforts to join NATO

    While on a visit to Bucharest, Canadian Defence Minister Arthur Eggleton said Romania deserved to becomne a NATO member and the country should join the North-Atlantic Alliance in the second round. The Canadian minister pointed out that his country would support Romania's efforts to join NATO. The Canadian minister's statement is very important as Romanian Foreign Minister Andrei Plesu has recently doubted that NATO would announce its second round of expansion too soon. RADOR

    [07] Romanian - Ukrainian cross-border cooperation projects

    Projects of cross-border cooperation between Romania and Ukraine as part of a EU-Phare programme were signed in the Rahip district in the Ukrainian region of Transcarpathia. Representatives of county councils, the mayors of mainly Ukrainian Romanian villages in the county of Maramures, experts of Romanian Waters Utility and NGO representatives have decided to create an international park on both sides of the Maramures Mountains betweeen the two countries. The monitoring of upper Tisa river was agreed and new access routes were expected to link the Viseu Valley in Maramures and the town of Dilove in the Ukrainian district of Rahip. RADOR

    [08] Romanian illegal immigrants in Austria

    According to a French News Agency report, 31 Romanian illegal immigrants were detained in the southern Austrian province of Carinthia on Saturday night. The immigrants, 8 children included, were discovered during a routine search by police near Austrian-Italian border. The Romanians came from the Czech Republic and intended to cross the Austrian border into Italy. RADOR
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