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Romanian delegation at “Let My People Live!” international forum dedicated to the Holocaust victims

A Romanian delegation represented by MPs, high officials of Government and Parliament and delegates of the political parties  visits the Czech Republic to take part  in the fourth edition of the international forum “Let My People Live!” running on January 26 – 27, an event dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust and to addressing anti-Semitism and extremism.

The event  gathers representatives of 32 countries, heads of national parliaments or deputy presidents, as well as representatives of governments, but also experts from the academic world and representatives of the nongovernmental organisations.


Romania to take over the rotating presidency of the Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in January 2016


“Considering that we don’t have in Romania such xenophobic, anti-Semitic, racial manifestations or any kind of discrimination, and considering also that our country is about to take over the rotating presidency of the Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in January 2016, we received an invitation to join this large-scale international action taking place in Prague and Terezin. Also worth noticing is the fact that the bilateral dimension of our participation in this event will also reside in the resumption of such topics referring to the Trilateral Friendship Group between Romania, the Republic of Moldova and the Czech Republic and the situation of the Czech investments in Romania,” stated the Chamber of Deputies Speaker Valeriu Zgonea, who is part of Romania’s delegation at this event.

MPs Gabriel Vlase, Ioan Mihaila, Florin Iordache, Adrian Merca and Aurel Vainer are also part of the Romanian Parliamentary delegation attending this event. The invitations were sent to participants by the European Jewish Congress – one of the organisers of this Forum.

‘In the meeting, they will negotiate on the text of a Declaration, meant to continue the Terezin Declaration of 2009, under the auspices of the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz. The workshops will debate on aspects related to the parliamentary dimensions of the fight against anti-Semitic and racial manifestations and crimes against humanity,’ shows a Chamber of Deputies release.

The events in Prague/Terezin to honour the memory of the victims of the Holocaust are also attended by the Romanian Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration Liviu Dragnea, who pays an official visit to the Czech Republic.


Dragnea meets Czech counterpart, reiterates Romania’s interest in exchanging expertise in the management of European funds


Liviu Dragnea discussed on Monday in Prague with his counterpart Karla Slechtova about the most efficient ways to harness European funding instruments, informs a release of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (MDRAP) to Agerpres.

“Both sides have highlighted the mutual interest in exchanging expertise, consultancy and assistance with the management of European funds assigned for regional development, by establishing a system of regular bilateral consultations, and by the organization of study tours and training programs between the two countries,” the cited source said.

During the meeting, the sides also stressed the importance attached by Romania and the Czech Republic to “deepening cooperation on regional development within the Visegrad Group + Romania and Bulgaria format (V4 + 2).”

The two officials also exchanged views on the “main aspects and current developments on the European agenda in the line of cohesion policy, particularly as regards the possibilities to render more flexible the mechanisms for the absorption of EU funds earmarked for the 2007 – 2013 Multiannual Financial Framework and the promotion of high-level dialogue on cohesion policy issues.”


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