Friday, March 23, 2007

Romania: Ex-Foreign Minister will not willing to fill post in SECI in Vienna

09:46 - 23 March 2007
Ex-Foreign Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu wants to propose somebody else to fill the post of special representative of Romania in Vienna with the South-East European Co-operation Initiative (SECI), ACT Media news agency reports.

Former Foreign Minister filled the post in Vienna over 2003-2004, before being appointed Romania's foreign minister, and in Dec. 2004 the post was suspended.'Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu is on holiday now, he is an employee of the Foreign Ministry, and in conformity with the law the post with SECI is re-activated.
The post has not been created and will not be kept for Ungureanu, he wants to propose somebody else for it, in agreement with SECI leadership,' Vintan said.She also said that when he proposed a higher salary for the post in Vienna, which has reached 5,280 euros, Ungureanu has not thought of himself, but of the future.

The rise because the post in Vienna requires high professionalism, considering the frequent contacts with officials from organizations in Vienna, asking high representation and protocol level.

According to Liberal and governmental sources, Ungureanu prefers the position in Vienna to that of EMP the National Liberal Party has offered him. Diplomatic sources told Rompres on Wednesday that members of the Liberal leadership are angry with Ungureanu, because he prefers the post in Vienna to that of EMP, although he was top of the list for the latter.

Source: ACT Media News Agency

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