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What the newspapers say: Wednesday, March 10, 2010

de C.B.     HotNews.ro
Miercuri, 10 martie 2010, 2:45 English | Press Review

The fight against discrimination has been forgotten on a piece if paper after the EU integration. Elsewhere in the news, the mutant potato was refused by Romania. Last but not least, Romanian police have discovered tens of people arrested in several farms from Constanta county, where they have allegedly been forced to work in terrible conditions.

The fight against discrimination has been forgotten on a piece if paper after the EU integration, Evenimentul Zilei reads. The Romanian authorities don't show much interest in helping those Romanians faced with discrimination, a Juridical Resources Centre (CRJ) analysis indicated. The equality of chances is just a principle written on a paper for Romania to join the EU, the publication goes on. The authorities don't find it necessary to record and solve discrimination cases.

According to the CRJ report published yesterday, "applying the gender and chances equality principle at a national level remains at a declarative level, despite a satisfactory legislation. The most discriminated against category are the physically impaired, followed by the homeless, HIV positive, drug addicts and the Roma people. Only 15.7% of the local administration reps believe that these vulnerable groups are protected, while half claim it does not happen "too often".

Over 60% of the local leaders admit that they don't even record information regarding discrimination acts. Only 5% said they set up a data base for the matter. Government councillor Csaba Astalosz blamed the lack of information which makes people unable to realise when they are faced with discrimination.

The European law was supposed to be implemented. But to this day, not even the public institutions have made sure that the physically impaired person can use access systems. Plus, people infected with HIV face difficulties in hospitals and when looking for work.
There aren't distinctive funds to be allocated for the equality of chances. Only 1% of the Romanian impaired have a job, while in Europe the average rate is 40.

The mutant potato was refused by Romania, Adevarul reads. Romanian authorities are not rushing to approve the newly EU genetically modified organism Amflora. The potatoes are not for human consumption, but for industrial purposes. The reason? It does not bring any economic benefit. In Romania the potatoes is not processed to obtain starch and planting it for export doesn’t bring money either. The starch is needed in the paper, textile and concrete industries.

The European rules allow each individual state to decide whether they will introduce the potatoes in their national agriculture. The main controversy surrounding this potato is a gene that makes it resistant to antibiotics. Romanian minister of Environment Laszlo Borbely says there are economic interests at stake and if the controls show it is not harmful for agriculture and man, Romania may have limited crops.

But he would not make this step because one never knows for sure if it ends up on the table for lunch. Greece, Luxemburg, Hungary, Austria and Italy have already announced that they will not grow Amflora. Luxembourg Health minister is furious with the European Commission's decision. He and the Italian minister for Agricultural Policy have brought up the issue of the safeguard clause.

Romanian police have discovered tens of people arrested in several farms from Constanta county (South-East), where they have allegedly been forced to work in terrible conditions, Gandul reads. Five persons have been retained and are currently investigated in the case.

Over 200 police and gendarmes have broken in 14 places simultaneously in the towns of Mihail Kogălniceanu, Târguşor and Cogealac from Constanta. Thirty persons have been discovered to be employed as animal carers without legal contracts in several farms from the three towns. Many of these people have declared to be exploited and their freedom of movement restricted.

Some of them accused the inhumane working conditions. All people discovered by authorities have been taken to the Constanta County Police for investigations. The suspects are being investigated for freedom deprivation.




















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