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Romanian Week at LSE: Romania - knocking on Brussels' door

Alexandru Farcas, Romanian minister for European integration, Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, delegate to the European Commission, Lazar Comanescu, Romanian ambassador to the EU and Martijn Quinn, desk officer for Romania at EU Enlargement Team, will open Romanian Week at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a public debate on EU enlargement on Monday 1 March.

The Romanian representatives for enlargement will debate with Martjin Quinn on the issues that will arise for the late entrants after the 2004 integration in the EU of the 10 Eastern and Southern European countries. This is the first conference for Alexandru Farcas, the Romanian minister for European integration, in his one week official visit to the UK.

LSE Romanian Week is being held from Monday 1 to Friday 5 March at LSE and is organised by LSESU Romanian Society. Events include:

  • Monday 1 March. Closing In: how the 2004 enlargement will affect the late entrants. Speakers: Alexandru Farcas, Romanian minister for European integration; Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, delegate to the European Commission; Lazar Comanescu, Romanian ambassador to the EU; Martijn Quinn, desk officer for Romania at EU Enlargement Team.
  • Tuesday 2 March. Poetry Reading. A poetry reading with Ion Martea, with English translation by Vera Rich. Ion Martea's Books include: Only And...(1998), Flight of a Baby (1999), Anthem to a Sinless Man (2000) and Primordial Sin (2002).
  • Wednesday 3 March. The European Economy after Enlargement, and Romania's Place in it. Speaker: Eugen Dijmarescu, Romanian minister-delegate for commerce
  • Wednesday 3 March. Banking on Development: financial institutions in emerging economies. Speaker: Bogdan Baltazar, president, Romanian Bank for Development
  • Thursday 4 March. How to Get a Functioning Market Economy: retrospectives and forecasts on reforming a command economy. Speakers: Bogdan Baltazar, president, Romanian Bank for Development; Eugen Ovidiu Chirovici, counsellor of state for economic affairs
  • Thursday 4 March. Film: The Bed of Procustes (2001) (dir. Sergiu Prodan, Viorica Mesina). Romanian, with English Subtitles. Based on the popular novel by Camil Petrescu set in the 1920s Bucharest. 
  • Friday 5 March. NATO's New Ones - What They Can Do For NATO, and NATO For Them. Speakers: Bogdan Mazuru, Romanian ambassador to NATO; Professor Felix Ciuta, SSEES

Ends

To request more information or to reserve press seats for any of the above events, please contact the LSESU Romanian Society: Vlad Ciocan on 07960 176034, Ion Martea on 07986 868422, or email Su.Soc.Romanian@lse.ac.uk| 

Updated 27 February 2004

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