The Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) rejected all Liberal Democratic Party’s proposals on Romania’s territorial reorganization, so the reorganization process will be delayed, according to the UDMR leader, Kelemen Hunor (in picture), quoted by Mediafax newswire. UDMR also refused the "eight plus two" administrative reorganization proposed by the Romanian President, Kelemen Hunor added.
Last week, Pesident Traian Basescu made the offer to the UDMR to form eight big regions plus the two current counties, Harghita and Covasna, where the party has the bulk of its ethnical base. This offer was made after UDMR has threatened to leave the governing coalition in Romania if the country goes ahead with its current administrative reorganization plan, from the existing counties into regions, without taking into account the ethnic minority’s requests.
Romania’s reorganization from 41 counties to 8 regions meets the European parameters and also covers the requirements of EU funds absorption at a much higher level, said Ioan Oltean of the Democratic Liberal Party.
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(foto source: udmr.ro)