Nr. 3940 de luni, 28 mai 2007
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New world emerging
To those who were neither too old nor too young in December 1989 the times we are now goring through are privileged. It is only those who experienced life under the Totalitarian Communist regime who really know what freedom, democracy and capitalism mean. I was intrigued to hear this from some Americans in 1990, but now I think the same. The Americans were complaining that in the US there were too many not appreciative of freedom, democracy and capitalism as appropriate....
Look north, Sarkozy
In gearing up to take France on a new economic course, French president Nicolas Sarkozy's choices are not confined to Anglo-American neo-liberalism and the dying French model of social protection. There are other viable alternatives, one of which is the German model. Germany, after all, is now one of the fastest growing countries in the euro zone. So it must be doing something right.
That "something" is being competitive in world markets. German competitiveness...
Cannes awards Cristian Nemescu's "California Dreaming' "
"California Dreaming' " is the unfinished movie authored by Romanian director Cristian Nemescu, aged 27, who died in a car crash last year. Last Saturday it was awarded the Grand Prix in the "Un Certain Regard" section of the Cannes Festival.
"4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days" is the movie directed by Romanian Cristian Mungiu and awarded the FIPRESCI prize yesterday. It is also rated as one of the three favorites for the Palm D'Or....
-- The visible carelessness of the Liberal ministers of defense and the games played in the secret military service are jeopardizing Romania's security.
The ex minister Teodor Atanasiu and Theodor Melescacu, Romania's minister of defense at present, have got fruitless activity in common. The new head of the Ministry of National Defense seems too little interested in the fate of the military. There are contracts reaching millions of Euro, but they are not in keeping with...
Hot consultations take place in Cotroceni Palace
The President of Romania Traian Basescu is to meet today with parliamentary party heads and the parliamentary group of national minorities for consultations on several issues.
Talks are to focus on the modification of the electoral law meant to settle the uninominal vote, the activation of parliamentary procedures to revise the Constitution and the making of a transparent and responsible political majority to be the basis of a stable...
Tariceanu involves government in campaign
PNL (National Liberal Party) sources claim Tariceanu explained to the Liberal ministers that after two years of "good governmental activities" the PNL had got only 10% in opinion polls. Sources also say the PNL ministers came up with ideas to refresh the party.
Incentives for PSD
One vice president of the PNL tells us: "Everyone knows the PSD (Social-Democrat Party) is supporting us from the shadow. The Social-Democrats are scared to death...
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Basescu: God wants what Romanians want
Yesterday while in Sibiu the President of Romania Traian Basescu delivered an emotional speech: "Given the will of the Romanian people and of God, I have proved what was to be proved to both Romanian citizens and politicians. The latter are to serve people, and not the other way around." He even claimed the referendum outcome was God's will too.
After attending the religious service in the Metropolitan Church of Transylvania, Traian Basescu...
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Ambassador resigns because of CNSAS verdict
Andrei Corbea Hoisie, Romania's ambassador to Vienna, resigned because of the CNSAS (National Council for Research on the Communist Secret Service Archive) verdict, according to which he had been a collaborator of the ex political police.
It was the Romanian foreign minister Adrian Cioroianu who announced it last Saturday: "I talked to Mr. Hoisie in private in my office. He was dignified enough to resign. I am not even convinced...
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Romanian candidates in Italian local elections
Over 500,000 Romanians had the right to vote in yesterday's local elections in Italy. In the 2-day scrutiny in northern and southern Italy the electorate is to elect the presidents and members of local councils in 7 provinces, as well as the mayors and members of community councils in 862 villages.
The 8 Romanian candidates wishing to be elected village councilors is premier for the local elections in Italy. The 8 candidates of...
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Hayssam to strike back
The Iraqi lawyer of Omar Hayssam and Mohammad Munaf has claimed the Syrian fugitive is about to unveil important information on the kidnap of the three Romanian journalists in Baghdad in 2005.
The ZIUA reporters have got from the Iraqi lawyer of Munaf and Hayssam some statements and documents that will spoil the case on the three Romanian journalists, handled by the Department to Fight Organized Crime and Terrorism, from the very grounds. Badie Arief...
Palme d'Or for Cristian Mungiu
"4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days", the movie authored by Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, has just been awarded the Palme d'Or in the 60th edition of the Cannes Festival. This is the first time a Romanian production is winner of the official competition at Cannes.
Actress Jane Fonda handed in the award and the winner's name was read out by director Stephen Frears. (...) (D.C.)
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