Romania: Minorities MPs ask for minority law


Divers Bulletin no. 26 (109) / July 19, 2004



BUCHAREST – Representatives of national minorities in the Romanian
Chamber of Deputies last week proposed the enactment of a special law on
the national minorities, which clearly defines their statute, according
to Varujan Pambuccian, representative of the Armenian minority. “I did
not ground upon the idea a law must solve everything. Simple elements
are missing – the definition of ethnic minorities, the recognized
national minorities, the meaning of the Council of National Minorities.
On the basis of years ahead experience, we proposed the establishment of
a National Authority for Ethnic Minorities that confers us continuity
and stability. This law would give a clear statute to our organization”,
stated Varujan Pambuccian. Altogether, parliamentarians drew an alarm
signal for the education in the mother tongue, stressing out upon the
necessity of ensuring teachers of for the schools with a reduced number
of children. In Romania, there are 19 ethnic minorities who are
officially recognized, and 18 of them with one representative in the
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