MINELRES: Bulletin DIVERS on Ethnic Minorities - 39 (122)/2004

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Divers Bulletin no. 39 (122) / November 8, 2004

News
IMPACT STUDY OF ENFORCING THE LAW ON THE ETHNIC HUNGARIANS IN THE
COUNTRIES NEIGHBORING HUNGARY
SOME ORGANIZATIONS OF ETHNIC MINORITIES USE SUBTERFUGE TO RUN IN THE
PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
ROMA MUSIC IS STILL FASCINATING THE EUROPEAN PUBLIC
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News

IMPACT STUDY OF ENFORCING THE LAW ON THE ETHNIC HUNGARIANS IN THE
COUNTRIES NEIGHBORING HUNGARY

BUCHAREST  Relations between the Romanians and ethnic Hungarians were
not negatively influenced by the enforcement of the Law on the ethnic
Hungarian living abroad (Status Law), concludes a report presented at
the Resources Center for Ethno-Cultural Diversity (CRDE). Two years
since the effective enforcement of this Law, the only measurable results
are those regarding the number (and the percentage) of the requests on
the Magyar's IDs or of those of pupils, pedagogues or of the teacher's
card. CRDE report stresses upon seven effects of the enforcement in
Romania of the Law on the Magyars abroad. These are hereafter: 
- Reevaluation of the education in Magyar language...
- with influences upon the joint families and of the isolated ethnic
groups 
- "democratization" of the aids for Magyar ethnics 
- possible diminish of the phenomenon of Magyar emigration in
Transylvania 
- influence of the Romanian-Hungarian diplomatic relationship 
- contribution to the improvement of the inter-ethnic climate in Romania 
- (re)defining of some theoretical concepts. 
Full report is available only in Romanian language at
http://www.divers.ro/.
Author: DIVERS


SOME ORGANIZATIONS OF ETHNIC MINORITIES USE SUBTERFUGE TO RUN IN THE
PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

BUCHAREST  After the Central Electoral Bureau rejected their
participation to November elections, the two ethnic groups  Magyar
Civic Union and Szeckler's Union  use different subterfuge to take part
in the electoral race. Thus, the members of these organizations
registered on the lists of other parties, running in areas with higher
chances to win. The candidates of the branches of Magyar Civic Union
(UCM) in Harghita and Covasna counties will take part on the complete
lists of the Romanian Popular Action party in the parliamentary
elections, while in Mures, Satu Mare, Salaj and Maramures counties, UCM
will only have candidates for the Chamber of Deputies. Szeckler's Union
in Romania (USR) made an agreement with ultra-nationalist Greater
Romania Party (PRM) last week, which is valid for all the five counties
with USR branches  Mures, Covasna, Harghita, Satu Mare and Arad,
announced the leader of the group Kiss Kalman, who will run for the
Senate on the second position, on PRM Mures' lists.
Author: DIVERS


ROMA MUSIC IS STILL FASCINATING THE EUROPEAN PUBLIC

LONDON  Troupe Mahala Rai Banda in Romania has launched a CD on the
international market, daily "The Telegraph" reported, characterizing the
music as "enjoying of an amazing vigor and of the adaptability" to the
new musical influences. Co-opting some young musicians from the famous
Taraful Haiducilor (Outlaws' Folk music band) as well as some masters of
brasses, Mahala Rai Banda focuses its rhythms upon "a furious
traditional percussion". "The Telegraph" attempts to define this "new"
musical genre as being "an echo of brasses strangely mixing western
songs with traces of Cuban rumba and Indian music". Nevertheless, the
daily notices their music betrays Turkish origins.
Author: DIVERS

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