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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-09-07
From: RADOR Press Agency <http://indis.ici.ro/romania/news/rador.html>
September 7, 2000
 Romanian Prime Minister has met with a team of the International Monetary FundRomanian Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu has met with the representative of the International Monetary Fund to Romania, Stephane Cosset, a meeting devoted to the analysis of the present stage of negociations between the Romanian authorities and the team of the International Monetary Fund mainly the budget deficit, level of inflation, cutting down expenses in the state owned companies. The negociations will end on 11 September when the chief negociator of the IMF for Romania, Mr. Zervoudakis, will probably announce a decision regarding the next instalment of the stand-by loan to Romania.
 The Romanian Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu has met with the representatives of the foreign banks operating in RomaniaMerryl Lynch, ING BANK and Dresdner Bank, were represented at the talks at Victoria Palace and the Romanian Prime Minister talked about the intention of the Romanian authorities to get loans from the international money markets in the conditions in which the Romanian economy started recovery. Mr. Isarescu will also have talks with the representatives of some other foreign banks and finally a solution will be adopted taking into account the fact that now we can have advantageous financial contracts.
 Romanian minister of transportation has talks with the President of the Danube river CommissionNow in Romania on a visit Ambassador Helmut Strasser, president of the Commission of the Danube River, was received by the Romanian minister of transportation Anca Boagiu who stressed the difficulties that the Romanian river transport system has because the Danube is blocked in the area of Novisad by the debris of the bridge bombarded during the last Yugoslav conflict. Ambassador Strasses said that Brussels will host a meeting on 19 September of the ambassadors that are members of the Danube river Commission with the aim of finding a solution to the issue.
 Visit of the Romanian minister of justice to TurkeyThe Romanian minister of justice Valeriu Stoica ended his visit to Turkey in the interval 2 - 6 September during which he met with his opposite number Hikmet Samiturg and signed the protocol of cooperation between the two countries.
 Romanian - Ukrainian relations are a model for South Eastern EuropeThe Ambassador of the Ukraine to Romania, Yurii Harcenko, estimates that the relations between the two countries are a model of partnership in South Eastern Europe. The statement of the Ukrainian diplomat was carried by the daily CURIERUL NATIONAL. The Ambassador also stresses the fact that as against 1999, trade exchanges between Ukraine and Romania increased twofold.
 Delegation of the World Greek Diaspora on a visit to BucharestAt the invitation of the Greek Union of Romania President, Sotiris Fotopoulos, Bucharest is visited these days by the delegation of the World Council of Greek Diaspora led by President Andrew Athens. For three days talks take place with Greek Romanian and Romanian businessmen in the context of making Romania getting closer to the European Union and to NATO. Andrew Athens is accompanied by the President of the European branch of the World Greek Diaspora Anghelos Saklanidis. The delegation was received by the Patriarch of Romania, His Beatitude Teoctist, by presidential counselor Zoe Petre and they will have talks with the Prime Minister of Romania, Mugur Isarescu.
 The European Union will finance private companies of RomaniaThe European Union will give 44 million euros to the private companies of Romania which need to increase their capital. The administration of the funds is made by a Spanish company.
The Chairman of the Agency for Regional Development, Liviu Marcu, who announced the fact, also said that the Government of Romania is giving handicapped persons non refundable assistance worth 168 thousand million lei. According to ROMPRES press agency handicapped persons with businesses are supported by the Government by special programmes which are aimed at the support of investments, development of business and support of farming.
 Interview granted by President of PDSR Ion Iliescu to REUTER News AgencyIn the interview the President of the Social Democracy Party of Romania, Ion Iliescu, said PDSR was preparing a very special programme for the economic recovery of Romania meant to bring about stability and the increase of the living standard of the people. Mr. Iliescu said that Romania needed now an economic programme that should resemble THE NEW DEAL of the United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that took USA out of the aftermath of the world crisis in the thirties.
The REUTER NEWS AGENCY is of the opinion that the main oppnent of Ion Iliescu in the presidential elections is Mugur Isarescu, a technocrat and the Prime Minister of the Government, former Governor of the National Bank of Romania.
 CALENDARPresident Emil Constantinescu is in New York for the 55-th special session of the MILLENNIUM of the UNITED NATIONS General Assembly. The President of Romania will meet with George Soros ,speaks at the Columbia University, has talks with the President of Hungary Ferenc Madl, with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Khatami, with the President of FYROM - former Republic of Macedonia part of former Federative Yugoslavia - and then he attends the reception which President Bill Clinton is giving to the participants in the MILLENNIUM session at the Metropolitan Muzeum.
Romanian foreign minister Petre Roman is visiting today the World Exhibition of Hannover.
Romanian Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu meets with viceminister for foreign affairs of Japan Katsushito Asano.
National Holiday of Brazil is celebrated today also by a reception at the House of Latin America.