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RADOR: News from Romania, 98-07-27

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

July 27, 1998


CONTENTS

  • [01] Senate Speaker's Press Conference in Arad;
  • [02] Elections in the Village of Balanesti;
  • [03] Heavy Rains in Arad County;
  • [04] Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on a Visit to the County of Harghita;
  • [05] Tribute to Tudor Arghezi at Martisor Memorial Home;

  • [01] Senate speaker's press conference in Arad

    The speaker of the Romanian Senate, Petre Roman, said that since Hungary was accepted as NATO member, the rejection of Romania's candidacy was a mistake. While in Arada on Suday, the leader of the Democratic party (PD) has told a press conference that he hoped the Hungarian Government would not change the policy the country's former prime minister Gyula Horn has been promoting. Mr Roman said that, as far as the setting up of a Hungarian language teaching university was concerned, no agreement was reached over the issue. On the other hand, the PD leader said that emergency measures should be taken for a 45% raise in the custom duties on wheat and flour imports. Refering to the fact that the Arad leadership of the Christian Democrat National Peasant Party (PNTCD) has denied the Transport Minister Traian Basescu the access in the county of Arad, Mr Roman has warned that such a political diversion might become a source of tensions. RADOR, July 27

    [01] <P>2. Elections in the village of Balanesti

    Voters in the village of Balanesti, Gorj county, have gobe to the polls on Sunday morning to elect a new mayor as the former mayor was convicted two years ago for bribe. Nine candidates ran for the job, but there was a low turnout in the three constituences of Balanesti, Voitesti Deal and Glodeni opened at six o'clock in the morning. RADOR, July 27

    [03] Heavy rains in Arad county

    Following several days of drought, heavy rains were reported in the county of Arad on Sunday morning. The traffic is badly affected and the rains are threatening some crops in the region. RADOR, July 27

    [04] Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on a visit to the county of Harghita

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban paid a visit to several cities in the Romanian county of Harghita. Along with his wife and his daughter, the Hungarian official visited the Franciscan Church in the village of Sumuleu and then attended a mass and baptised the child of a Reformed priest in Miercurea Ciuc. While in Odorheiu Secuiesc, the Hungarian prime minister met representatives of the local authorities and businesses in the area. After he signed in the town's Book of Honours, the Hungarian guest have attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Orban Balasz memorial and then he addressed the people. He assured the Romanian Hungarians that the new Government in Budapest would make every effort to preserve the cultural identity of all Hungarians living ouside Hungary, those living in Romania included. As the RRA reports, before living for Targu Mures, the Hungarian delegation and the people in front pf the Odorheiu Secuiesc City Hall building have sung some of the lines in the Hungarian national anthem. On Sunday afternoon, the Hungarian guests have arrived in Targu Mures where he attended a private dinner at the home of Marko Bela, the leader of the Democratic Union of Ethnic Hungarians in Romania (UDMR). Prime Minister Viktor Orban then left for Arad from where he was expected to fly to Budapest by helicopter. RADOR, July 27

    [05] Tribute to Tudor Arghezi at Martisor Memorial Home

    31 years after the death of the Romanian writer Tudor Arghezi, the Museum of the Romanian Literature has organised a tribute ceremony at the Memorial Home of Martisor on Sunday. In his address to participants, academic Alexandru Balaci has pointed out the importance and the greatness of Arghezi's works as well as the fame of their translations around the world. In his turn, writer Petre Ghelmez has compared the poet's home at Martisor with a shrine where the Romanians pray and discover the Romanian soul and the deep spirit of the Romanian language. The daughter of the poet, Mrs Mitzura Arghezi, has announced that the 41 volume of Arghezi's complete works was soon to appear in bookshops on the occasion of the 31-st commemoration of her father's death. RADOR, July 27
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