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August 17, 2022

Public hearing over UMF Targu Mures

A public hearing will be held Thursday on the government draft resolution referring to the University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMF) in Targu Mures, where the viewpoints will be laid out of academe, politicians and civil society representatives, and a report will be drafted. According to the government resolution under public debate for ten days, UMF Targu Mures will have Magyar-taught Medicine, Pharmacy and General Medical Assistance disciplines for 325 students, and English-taught Medicine, 50 students. Expert commission members include Vasile Astarastoae, rector UMF Iasi, former rectors of the Medicine Universities in Cluj, Bucharest and Targu Mures, and officials at the Mures branch of the Medical Emergency, Resuscitation and Extrication Service (SMURD).

Ponta, in favour of non-confidence motion

Social-Democrat Party (PSD) President Victor Pont warned yesterday that, if Government passes the government resolution on a Magyar Institute of Higher Learning being opened at the UMF Targu Mures, he is in favour of the Social-Liberal Union (USL) submitting a motion of non-confidence. “We shouldn’t allow ourselves to get tricked. If the Government Resolution allows a Magyar-taught segregationist Institution of Higher Learning <at UMF Targu Mures> (…) we are in favour of the non-confidence motion,” said Ponta, according to whom the Government is going to reach a decision on the issue today.Last week, Chamber of Deputies Social-Democrat Party (PSD) Group leader Mircea Dusa said the opposition will challenge in the Administrative Court the Government Resolution on UMF Targu Mures and is also considering submitting a non-confidence motion if Government were to push the envelope with amending the Education Law.

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