MINELRES: Romania: Bulletin DIVERS on Ethnic Minorities - 37 (165)/2005

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Divers Bulletin no. 37 (165) / October 3, 2005

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ROMANIAN, HUNGARIAN CABINETS READY FOR FIRST EVER JOINT SESSION
FOUNDATION COMMUNITAS GRANTS CREDITS TO SUPPORT THE ACTIVITY OF THE ETHNIC 
HUNGARIAN YOUNGSTERS
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ROMANIAN STUDENTS FROM NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES 
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ROMANIAN STUDENTS FROM NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES 
CONTEST OF JOURNALISM ON ”ACCESS TO HEALTH OF THE ETHNIC ROMA COMMUNITIES”
JEWISH GRAVES VIOLATED AT VATRA DORNEI
SYNAGOGUE TURNED INTO CONCERT HALL IN ROMANIA


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ROMANIAN, HUNGARIAN CABINETS READY FOR FIRST EVER JOINT SESSION

BUCHAREST - The Romanian and Hungarian governments will discuss a total of 26 
bilateral documents in their joint session in Bucharest, according to Foreign 
Affairs Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu after a meeting with his Hungarian 
counterpart, Ferenc Somogyi.
The number of documents on the agenda may increase in the next few days, added 
the minister, saying the current 26 texts are made up of 11 agreement 
memoranda, eight inter-governmental accords, three joint statements and four 
government decisions. 
Somogy explained that a decision on whether these documents will be signed will 
be made during the joint government session, scheduled to take place on October 
20 and 21, and more details on the documents will be made public in the press 
conference after the session.
Ungureanu also said that Romania and Hungary have the same priorities in their 
National Development plans: economic competitiveness, development and 
modernization of infrastructure, environment, human resources and social 
services, agriculture and rural development, regional development and trans-
border cooperation.
"All the decisions refer to how the Hungarian and Romanians development plans 
can be implemented by respecting the common interests of the two countries," 
said the minister.
Ungureanu also said the joint government session could make a decision on the 
Gojdu Foundation, which is an issue that has needed to be addressed for a long 
time.
This foundation, which was created at the end of the 19th century, mainly 
helped Romanian students from the then-Austro-Hungarian Empire get scholarship 
at universities in other European capitals.
After World War I and the union of Transylvania with the rest of Romania, the 
foundation remained exclusively under Hungarian control and was eventually 
nationalized, becoming part of Hungary's heritage. However, 90 percent of the 
foundation's benefits were granted to Romania, under the Trianon Peace Treaty. 
Author: DIVERS


FOUNDATION COMMUNITAS GRANTS CREDITS TO SUPPORT THE ACTIVITY OF THE ETHNIC 
HUNGARIAN YOUNGSTERS

CLUJ-NAPOCA – Democrat Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) and Foundation 
Communitas announce a contest of projects to support the public activity of the 
youngsters, financed from the funds of the Council for National Minorities in 
2005.
The projects will relate to the following topics: support of the programs 
submitted by the organizations in the regions, namely disadvantaged localities 
as regards the youngsters’ organizational life; the organization of training 
courses and conferences at a local, territorial or regional level, with 
attracting experts of high training; the partial support of the access to the 
Internet of the youngster organization; the support of the programs of the 
youngster organizations in the rural environment or in the Diaspora (compulsory 
conditions: there can exclusively take part organizations in communes, 
villages, namely in localities in the Diaspora with a percent below 20% of the 
ethnic Hungarian community); the support of the programs and of the less 
complex initiatives of the organizations in high schools (maximum level in this 
case of RON1 mn). 
Author: DIVERS


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ROMANIAN STUDENTS FROM NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES 

BUCHAREST - More than 250 young students of Romanian origin from the 
neighboring countries will study in Romanian universities this year. They are 
entitled to scholarship and free accommodation and transportation, according to 
the Education Ministry. They will also have free medical assistance. The 
students come from Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia-Montenegro and Hungary. 
Fourteen more paid places will be also available for the students of Romanian 
origin. 
Author: DIVERS


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ROMANIAN STUDENTS FROM NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES 

BUCHAREST - More than 250 young students of Romanian origin from the 
neighboring countries will study in Romanian universities this year. They are 
entitled to scholarship and free accommodation and transportation, according to 
the Education Ministry. They will also have free medical assistance.
The students come from Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia-Montenegro and 
Hungary. Fourteen more paid places will be also available for the students of 
Romanian origin. 
Author: DIVERS


CONTEST OF JOURNALISM ON ”ACCESS TO HEALTH OF THE ETHNIC ROMA COMMUNITIES”

BUCHAREST – Center for Independent Journalism in Bucharest has launched a 
contest on projects of investigation opened to all the journalists in the local 
and central press and in all the types of media.
The theme of the contest is the investigation of the problems on the access to 
health of all the ethnic Roma communities in Romania. The three winning 
projects will receive financing to be accomplished but the budget must not 
outpace USD1000.
The contest is included in the program "Medical journalism and the ethnic Roma 
communities" organized by the Centre for Independent Journalism with the 
support of Open Society Institute - Network Public Health Program. 
Author: DIVERS


JEWISH GRAVES VIOLATED AT VATRA DORNEI

SUCEAVA – Three funerary monuments were destroyed in the Jewish cemetery in 
Vatra Dornei (northern Romania) by unknown persons, informs the Press Bureau of 
Suceava County Inspectorate. 
The monuments were disposed near the fence of the cemetery. The incident was 
announced by the representatives of the Jewish community in Dorna and the 
policemen try to find the perpetrators. The grave violators might be sentenced 
from three months of three years detention time. 
Author: DIVERS


SYNAGOGUE TURNED INTO CONCERT HALL IN ROMANIA

TIMISOARA - The Philharmonic Society of Timisoara took the responsibility to 
transform a downtown synagogue into the main concert hall of the region, 
European Journalism Press reports.
Hundreds of people attended its opening, eventhough the building still needs 
many improvements.
Timisoara is a city in south-west Romania, very close to the border with 
Hungary and Serbia-Montenegro. It is famous for being the place where the 
Romanian revolution started in December 1989.
The 25-year-long dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu was a result of this popular 
movement.
Today in Timisoara, only 700 Jews remain, from a community that consisted of 
more than 13.000 members between the wars.
“Sinagoga din Cetate”, “The Synagogue within the walls”, is one of the main 
monuments of this city, built between 1863 and 1865.
The synagogue, influenced by Moorish style, entered in the Jewish community 
life through a sumptuous inauguration held by the Austro-Hungarian emperor 
Franz Josef.
Two decades ago, due to its degradation and the diminishing number of Jews in 
the area, it was closed.
After more than 20 years, it was opened for the first time on 24 September, in 
the presence of many local officials, intellectuals, musicians, and artists. To 
accomplish the final project of the Philharmonic Society almost 3 million 
dollars are necessary.
The first concert held in this synagogue included music by Antonin Dvorak, 
Wilhelm Schwach, Eugen Cuteanu, and Gaetano Donizetti. It concluded with the 
melody “Yerushalaim shel Zahav”, composed by Naomi Shemer, in the 
interpretation of alto singer Aura Twarowska. 
Author: DIVERS


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