Senate Speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu proposed on Monday the holding of a joint anniversary meeting of Parliament dedicated to the “Iasi – Capital of the Romanian Kingdom 1916-1918 and City of the Great Union” Centenary, President Klaus Iohannis set to be among its guests.
“Holding a joint Senate and Lower Chamber meeting will allow us to mark the historical and political role of the decisions taken by the legislative body 100 years ago, and to express the political consensus of the current Parliament by adopting the Law on the Centenary of the Great Union of 1 December 1918,” reads the note that Tariceanu sent to the Senate’s Standing Bureau.
According to the document, the guests will include President Klaus Iohannis, the former presidents of Romania, the Custodian of the Crown, the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, representatives of the Romanian Academy, members of the Government, parliamentarians and ministers from the Republic of Moldova, but also representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited to Bucharest.
Likewise, the Speaker of the Senate also proposed the launch of an anniversary album of stamps and of an anniversary medal marking the “Iasi – City of the Great Union 1916-1918” Centenary, a Romfilatelia project.
At the same time, the meeting would also be occasioned by 100 years since the Parliament’s Senate and Lower Chamber debated and adopted, in a joint meeting in Iasi, the laws reforming the Romanian State: the agrarian law and the electoral law.
The centenary meeting would take place on April 26 and would end with an anniversary reception. The costs of the event would be covered jointly by the Senate and the Lower Chamber.
The members of the Senate’s Standing Bureau decided on Monday that the request falls under the prerogatives of Parliament’s joint Standing Bureaus.