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RADOR: News from Romania, 98-07-17

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

July 17, 1998


CONTENTS

  • [01] PSDR press conference
  • [02] Loan granted by Council of Europe for zones affected by flood
  • [03] Meeting Emil Constantinescu-Bill Clinton at White House
  • [04] President Emil Constantinescu has met general prosecutor of US Janet Reno
  • [05] Opinions about speech pronounced by President Emil Constantinescu in front of reunited Houses of American Congress
  • [06] Eugen Serbanescu new general consul of Romania at New York </UL>

  • [01] PSDR press conference

    President of Romanian Social Democratic Party (PSDR) Sergiu Cunescu declared during Thursday press conference between PSDR and Alliance for Romania (ApR) there were no negotiations for merging the two parties. PSDR leader has wanted to specify he would ignore statement of Democratic Party (PD) vice-president Radu Berceanu according to which a merging between PSDR and ApR is to drive to teasing Social Democratic Union (USD). PSDR expects an official position of PD concerning the matter as well as an explanation of this party Cunescu has also said. He has suggested hypothesis according to which PD does not wish ApR co-optation to USD because the future presidential elections. RADOR, July 17

    [02] Loan granted by Council of Europe for zones affected by flood

    Council of Europe will grant to Romania a loan of 50 million ECU which have to be invested in zones affected by calamities. PD senator Cristian Dumitrescu has announced letter by which Foreign Affairs Ministry requests this loan has already reached at Council of Europe. This loan has a subsidized interest of 50% and a time allowance of five years. Money will be used for repairing bridges, roads and embankments, for arrangement banks of some rivers and for achievement a national warning system. According to Council of Europe demands money will not be able to be used for social protection of persons from zones affected by calamities. RADOR, July 17

    [03] Meeting Emil Constantinescu-Bill Clinton at White House

    Romanian presidential delegation led by President Emil Constantinescu was received on Thursday at White House by US President Bill Clinton. The meeting has lasted 55 minutes from which 10 were assigned to a separate discussion between the two heads of state. In his statement for press at the end of meeting President Bill Clinton has thanked again for way in which he was received in Romania last year. American president has said he affirmed again during meeting importance of Strategic Partnership between Romania and USA. Chief of American Administration has added progress which Romanian nation makes is very impressive. On his turn Romania President Mr.Emil Constantinescu has declared he expressed in front of US president and members of American cabinet profound wish of Romania and Romanian people to be an element of stability in Central and South-Eastern Europe. A special stress was laid upon economic part of Romanian-American Strategic Partnership, extension of strategic investments of big American companies in Romania head of Romanian state has specified. According to joint statement adopted at the end of meeting were also discussed NATO politics of open doors and Romania aspirations for adhering to North-Atlantic Alliance. President Clinton has reiterated US engagement assumed in Strategic Partnership for helping Romania to become the strongest possible candidate for entering in NATO and integration in other western structures. RADOR, July 17

    [04] President Emil Constantinescu has met general prosecutor of US Janet Reno

    President Emil Constantinescu has had at Washington talks to general prosecutor of US Janet Reno concerning problems of fight against organized crime and methods of applying law. After meeting an inter-governmental agreement was signed concerning mutual assistance between Romanian and American customs administrations. The agreement establishes ways and concrete means in which will be developed co-operation between General Department of Customs from Romania and Customs Service of US. Agreement legalizes assistance which sides have to offer each other for solving some concrete cases, assistance which consists in delivering documents and informations inclusively authorization of own emplyees to appear as witnesses in administrative or judicial procedures on territory of the other country. RADOR, July 17

    [05] Opinions about speech pronounced by President Emil Constantinescu in front of reunited Houses of American Congress

    In Romanian and American journalistic societies and politic circles it is considered speech pronounced by President Emil Constantinescu in front of reunited Houses of American Congress was a very good one. Republican congressman John Fox co-president of parliamentary group "Romania" has declared speech of head of Romanian state was one of the best received speech at which he was present till now and better than many others. Interrupted 17 times by applause of a hall packed to capacity with congressmen, representatives of Diplomatic Corps, guests - among which many youngmen - as well as American and Romanian journalists message of the first head of state from Central Europe who has addressed to American Congress after adoption of decision for extension of NATO was intercepted with clarity. Democratic developments from Romania which were called up by President Emil Constantinescu in his speech were confirmed by decoration which was offered to head of Romanian state after his speech: Medal for democracy on 1998 of Cetre for Democracy. (RADOR)

    [06] Eugen Serbanescu new general consul of Romania at New York

    Executive body approved on Thursday in its weekly meeting Eugen Serbanescu spokesman of Cabinet Radu Vasile to occupy position of general consul chief of General Consulate of Romania at New York US. According to a statement by Executive body Eugen Serbanescu will come into this position after present consul's mandate will expire. RADOR, July 17
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