Titus Corlatean: Romanians living overseas will have a separate chapter in the Gov’t programme
He said that including in the future Government programme the requests, expectations and demands of the Romanian associations and Romanians living abroad is a necessity and an obligation.
Corlatean mentioned that the PSD Diaspora partnership has so far attracted 15 Romanian associations from Italy, six from Moldova, one each from Austria, Bulgaria and Israel, two from Serbia and three from Ukraine, saying that the list is open.
‘This is a very dear project to us. The Government must intervene and we intend to do so in the future Government programme,’ said Corlatean. The PSD official said that if PSD chief Mircea Geoana wins the December 6 presidential runoff, the Government will campaign for lifting access restrictions on Romanian nationals to the labour markets of the UK and Ireland. He added that an emergency fund will be set up to assist the Romanians abroad when emergencies arise, including desperate and dramatic situations, such as the repatriation to Romania of dead Romanians.
Corlatean said the Romanians overseas will also be supported culturally and the Government will try to assist the local Romanian mass-media there and the Church.
He added that Romanians overseas will be helped win political representation in their countries of residence.