vineri, 24 februarie 2012 Romania determined to block Serbia's candidate bid to the EU because of the invention of “Vlach” language

re Romania is determined to block a positive decision on the status bid of Serbia regarding its candidacy to the European Union due to the lack of minority rights for the Romanians in Timoc region, according to Danas, a Belgrade based daily newspaper, reports .

The news reached top Serbian officials on Thursday as they were preparing to meet with visiting German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.

"The Romanians have announced they will block the candidacy over the “Vlach” issue. That cast a huge shadow on the already difficult talks with Westerwelle" unnamed sources were quoted according to Danas newspaper.

They also said that there will be "immediate engagement in intensive communication" with the friendly neighbor - one of five EU member-states that have not recognized the ethnic Albanian unilateral declaration of independence.

Romania is determined to block a positive decision on the status bid of Serbia regarding its candidacy to the European Union "unless steps are taken urgently to improve the position of the Romanian (Vlach) minority in Serbia".

The beginning of 2012 Serbian authorities has continued the plan to invent and standardize a new language “the Vlach language”. The so called Vlachs in Timoc region speak Romanian but they were not alowed to learn it in school.

Romanian leaders in Timoc (Eastern Serbia) were asking for many years their civil and political rights as minority: the opening of Romanian schools (or Romanian lessons in schools) and Romanian orthodox churches in Timoc , giving those people civil and cultural rights (such as access to mass-media in the mother tongue).


Daniel Gheorghe: The road for EU integration of Serbia, Cyrillic approaches. Stalin invented ”Moldovan” language, Serbia invents “Vlach” language Daniel Gheorghe: The road for EU integration of Serbia, Cyrillic approaches. Stalin invented ”Moldovan” nation and language, Serbia invents “Vlach” nation and language...

re One of the most controversial issues of the European affairs is the creation of fictive national identities in order to assimilate different minority groups inside and extreme nationalist state. This anti-democratic practice was first time elaborated during Stalin totalitarian communist regime. The technique has the purpose to gain and maintain the state control over large spaces and over different nations by using force and persuasion in a large scale strategy. This is done by dividing peoples and nations.

The Stalinist example of ”Moldovan” nation and language Stalin, during his terror over the eastern Romanian lands like Bessarabia, developed in the labs of the soviet communist party the so called “Moldovan” nation. This was in reality a fictive nation invented from political and anti-Romanian reasons. In order to understand they are different than Romanians, this new ”nation” needed to have a different language... and since they could not take Russian as mother tongue very fast, the Soviets propagated the idea that the language of the inhabitants of Bessarabia is ”Moldovan”...

The same ”scientific” technique -postmodern approaches Presently, in this postmodern and apparently free Europe this scenario is repeating. Serbia, a candidate for EU membership, neighbour and “historical friend” of Romania, is practicing a constant state policy of dismantling the important Romanian community from the Timoc and Crajna regions in Eastern Serbia.

There are after independent estimations more than 250.000 Romanian ethnics in Eastern Serbia called by the Serbs as “Vlachs”. The Romanian minority based in Eastern Serbia live in the same traditions, language, origin and legacy with their brothers from modern Romania. The purpose to call them “Vlachs” aims to identify them as other ethnic group than the one they are representing. The lack of fundamental rights is a cruel reality when we are speaking about the Romanians from Timoc region. Hunted by the Serbian state, forgotten by the Basescu’s administration of Romania, this minority is struggling for ethnic surviving.

Despite all the Serbian-Romanian treaties and despite all the assurances from the Serbian president and from the Belgrade Government that they plan to give all the necessary rights to Romanians in Timoc, the situation of those forgotten Romanians is getting worse. With all the commitments regarding the rights of minorities taken by the Serbian policy makers on the road to European integration, the reality of the practice on the field of dealing with national minorities is telling us a different story.

The invention of the “Vlach” nation using the old Bolshevik model is a significant obstacle towards the democratization of Serbia and a very unfaithful act on the relation with Romania, a country which has many political ties with Serbia and which has a long history of bilateral relations with this south-western neighbour. There are no “Vlach” people and there cannot be any Romanian language written with Cyrillic alphabet (“Vlach language”) .

More than this diversion with this fictive nation, there are other aspects of violating the international conventions on the protection of minorities such as the involvement of the state authorities in the issues of self-organization of the Romanian minority in Serbia. This illegal policy of forced control over the civil organizations is a proof that Serbia is still having big problems with breaking with the authoritarian past.

We think that the situation of Timoc and Crajna must be dealt as a European political issue and this unpleasant problem is necessary to be put on the attention of the European Parliament and Council of Europe. Meanwhile, on the process of ratification of the EU-Serbia association and stabilization treaty, the question of the rights of the Romanian minority from Eastern Serbia cannot be missed. The convention over this European issue should be a part of a separate addendum chapter of Serbian-Romanian relations besides the EU – Serbia association agreement.

We think that is the obligation of the Romanian and European authorities to take a stand on protecting minorities’ rights from Serbia. The Serbian government should understand that protecting the rights of Romanian minority, they are helping their own society in the process of reopening to the world and in the process of cooperation in the south Eastern Europe.

The “Vlach” term is a derogatory for “Romanian” and it is the duty of the Romanian authorities, of the Romanian Parliament and of the Romanian parties to understand that we have the moral right to convince the Serbian state that recognizing the Romanians as Romanians and not as “Vlach”, the opening of Romanian schools (or Romanian lessons in schools) and Romanian orthodox churches in Timoc , giving those people civil and cultural rights (such as access to mass-media in the mother tongue ) is a legal and moral “must”.

Daniel Gheorghe

Sursa: Romanian

“Lucky” Romanians: native speakers of three languages: Romanian, Moldovan (a Soviet fake), Vlah (a Serbian fake)

Romanian “Lucky” Romanians: native speakers of three languages: Romanian, Moldovan (a Soviet fake), Vlah (a Serbian fake). Serbia on the way to create huge diplomatic scandal with Romania

re The beginning of 2012 gives the linguists a new area of study. Serbian authorities are planning to invent and standardize a new language “the Vlach language” Romanian reports.

The National Council of the Vlah minority, which should represent the interests of the Vlach/Romanian minority in Serbia was overtaken by Serbian parties in 2009. More exactly, Serbian authorities have allowed and encouraged nonVlachs/nonRomanians to participate for this election. Thus, the Serbian parties were allowed to participate and took control of the Council. From that moment, the activity of the Council was directed for the replacemt of the Romanian language in Timoc Valley (a Romanian majoritary area) of Serbia with a new invention, the “Vlah language”.

Thus, at the beginning of 2012 the pioneers of this stupidity have created already a new alphabet that is ready to be imposed to the Romanians (Vlachs) in Timoc…

Soviet model
We all know that after ocupying the eastern part of the Romanian principality of Moldova in 1812, the Russian Empire and latter on the Soviet Union have continually tried to tell the inhabitants of this teritory that they are not speaking Romanian but Moldovan.
Now, there are still some remainings of this histirical clash:
-the Declaration of independence of the Republic of Moldova from 1991 sais Romanian is the state language;
-the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova from 1994 (modified by Agrarians -Comunists-) sais Moldovan is the state language;

The officials in the Republic of Moldova have also diffrent opinions about the same language:
-the prime minister speaks Romanian;
-the President of the Parliament (interim President of the Republic) sais he speaks Romanian from the schientific point of view and Moldovan from the political point of view;
-the leader of the Liberal Party from the governing alience sais he speaks Romanian;
-the communits in the oposition, the remainings of the soviet times, speak Moldovan;
-the Moldovan Academy of Science sais the language of the population of the Republic of Moldova is Romanian and any atempt to call it Moldovan is unscientific.

Transplantation of stupidity
So, as we see, imperialist times of Russia and the soviet ones have created a monster, the “Moldovan language”. A fake name of the language in order to assimilate the population... Due to intense propaganda, some still believe this stupidity.

But what it is even more absurde in the Europe of 2012 is that Serbia, a country that calls itself democratic and plans to European integration, a country that wants good relations with its neighbours, including Romania, a country that need to respect minority rights in order to get closer to its EU objective, this country alows and suports an agression against an important part of its population (the Vlah/Romanian minority) and promotes a scandalous relation with its neigbour Romania.

So, what we can do, is to “congratulate” Romanians for their historical ability to manage to speak their own language three times in one: Romanian, Moldovan and Vlah options, but also we can congratulate Serbia for its succes in restoring “Soviet democracy” after 20 years of its collapse and thus cutting any changes to get closer of the European Union in the near future...

George Cristian Popescu
Source: Romanian

vineri, 17 februarie 2012 L. Matei, C. Cornea: Human Resource Motivation in Romanian Public Administration – The European Union Enlargement Context

Abstract. Intrinsic motivation is widely considered by public administration scholars as fundamental for the Public Service Motivation (PSM). In apparently contradiction with the theory of PSM, the extrinsic motivation techniques, such as financial incentives, function better in Romanian public organizations, the reason being in general connected with the payment level for the public servants and their expectations for the work performed.
In the context of new legal obligations arisen in the period of joining the European Union, Romanian public authorities recruited more employees . After 2008, influenced by lower budgets and political changes, this dynamic of human resources was inverted, in some places with very significant personnel fluctuations, leading to major misbalances of public service.
Public servants cannot be motivated if they do not have the intrinsic motivation specific for the work in public service as defined by PSM theory. Thus, we consider that the actual recruiting system of public servants in Romania need to be reformed to introduce in public sector well equipped individuals.
Although intrinsic, PSM is not immutable and can be lost. Public servants can loose PSM because of different extrinsic motivational factors (low salary, lack of promotion, permanent structural changes of the organization, manager’s disregard for procedures/law).

An article by Lucica MATEI and Catalin-Ionut CORNEA
National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest

Abstract on: Social Science Research Network
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published in the volume: NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN VALUES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN THE BALKANS, pp. 334-352, A. Matei and C. Radulescu, eds. Economica Publishing House, 2011

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joi, 16 februarie 2012 Russian Ambassador in Chișinău, Republic of Moldova, to start new diplomatic scandal

Valerii Kuzmin, the Russian Ambassador in Chișinău, Republic of Moldova declared that his country plans to open a Consulate in Tiraspol, in Transnistria, the unrecognized separatist region of the Republic of Moldova, reports.

Speaking with one representative of the unrecongnised Transnsitria, he confirmed that although Republic of Moldova is against this Consulate, sunner or later Russia will open it…

So, Should we understand that Kuzmin wanted to say that that sooner or later Russian Federation will recognize the independence of Transnsitria ?


luni, 13 februarie 2012

Victor Ponta acuză prefecții din Harghita și Covasna că nu asigură aplicarea legilor României

Președintele PSD, Victor Ponta, aflat în vizită la Sfântu Gheorghe a vorbit despre unele aspecte legate de prefecții din județele Covasna și Harghita, dar și despre viziunile USL de guvernare, transmite corespondentul Romanian Youth Voice în Sfântu Gheorghe, Marian Mihai Pașcan.

Victor Ponta a criticat și prefecții din Covasna și Harghita spunând că aceștia nu respectă aplicarea legilor țării. „Mă voi adresa noului prim ministru, Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu, printr-o scrisoare deschisă prin care îi voi cere să analizeze și să ia măsuri, așa cum a promis la investirea guvernului său, referitor la problema respectării legii de către reprezentanții săi în teritoriu. {...} Prefecții din Harghita și Covasna nu aplică legile acestei țări și ca reprezentanți ai Guvernului în teritoriu nu urmăresc aplicare acestor legi ” – a declarat Ponta subliniind faptul că va cere sancționarea acestor prefecți.

USL deschisă dialogului cu UDMR
Președintele PSD spune că în cazul în care va ajunge la guvernare, USL nu va avea o atitudine ostilă față de comunitatea maghiară sau față de UDMR, amintind faptul că și pe vremea Guvernelor Năstase sau Tăriceanu comunitatea maghiară din România a beneficiat de decizii favorabile. „Îi consider pe cetățenii de etnie maghiară cetățeni egali în drepturi cu toți ceilalți și trebuie tratați așa. Decizia politică pe care am luat-o, aceea de a fi deschiși dialogului cu UDMR, dar excludem o guvernare cu ei, nu se referă la comunitatea maghiară. Eu tratez UDMR ca pe un partid politic care trebuie să își asume măsurile luate alături de partidele cu care sunt la guvernare. S-au tăiat salariile și pensiile atât la români cât și la maghiari, au fost dați afară oameni din administrația publică și români și maghiari. Răspunderea politică nu aparține doar PDL-ului atâta timp cât UDMR a susținut toate aceste decizii ” – spune Ponta.

“UDMR sa fie in opozitie, daca mai intra PDL, dupa ei n-o sa plang, probabil ca o sa intre partide extremiste, cum ar fi Partidul Poporului sau Partidul Romania Mare, si atunci opozitia va fi dificila cu UDMR si PRM sau PP, dar aceasta este o responsabilitate pe care va trebui sa o asume domnul Kelemen Hunor si ceilalti lideri nationali ai UDMR, care au respins de fiecare data orice oferta de colaborare din partea noastra. Acum deja lucrurile sunt transate si, dupa alegerile urmatoare, imi doresc ca UDMR sa fie in Parlament, dar in opozitie", a conchis Victor Ponta.

Sursa: Romanian

sâmbătă, 4 februarie 2012 Cine este puterea regională? sau… Ce nu poate România, face Turcia!

Turcia este una dintre ţările cel mai puţin afectate de criza care a început la sfârşitul anului 2008. Produsul Intern Brut al statului turc a crescut cu 10,2% în prima jumătate a anului 2010, marcând cea mai dinamică evoluţie din Europa. În acest context, Turcia continuă să uimească Europa prin politica ambițioasă a investițiilor publice: un nou canal de navigaţie care va lega Marea Neagră de Marea Marmara (o alternativă la Strâmtoarea Bosfor), calea ferată subterană Marmaray (care va face legătura între Europa şi Asia pe sub Canalul Bosfor) și mai nou construcția de avioane.

Zilele trecute autorităţile turce au declarat că vor să înfiinţeze un operator aerian regional, care să-şi producă singur avioanele de pasageri pentru cursele de linie. Așadar, Turcia se apucă de construit avioane! Construcția de avioane pentru pasageri este o industrie exclusivistă, dominată de doi coloși: Boeing şi Airbus.

Foarte interesant este că o altă mare țară din regiunea Mării Negre începea construcția de avioane de pasageri încă în urmă cu 30 de ani… Avionul se numea ROMBAC 1-11 și după cum deja cred că v-ați dat seama era construit în România.

Primul avion a fost terminat în luna august 1982 și a fost prezentat presei și oficialităților române la 27 august 1982, fiind primul avion de pasageri cu reacție construit în România.

Înainte de 1989, Fabrica de Avioane București, actuala Romaero Băneasa, a construit 9 aparate de acest tip (plus două neterminate). ROMBAC 1-11 era la acel moment, singurul avion comercial cu reacție din Europa comunistă, cu excepția URSS, proiectul ROMBAC prevăzând a fi construite un număr total de 80 de avioane.

Care credeți ca a fost viitorul avionului comercial românesc?

Este limpede, nu-i așa?

Proiectul a fost abandonat, așa cum România a fost abandonată prăduitorilor care au administrat-o în perioada post comunistă (sau neo-comunistă)…

Dacă România nu a putut să își fructifice experiența și să continue construcția de avioane comerciale, probabil că o va face Turcia!