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Romanian Prime Minister promises a proactive stance on disability

Posted 19/1-10 at 12.59

The Romanian Disability Council (CNDR) supported by Yannis Vardakastanis, president of the European Disability Forum (EDF), meet on January 15th with Emil Doc, the Romanian PM, to consider measures to increase participation of disabled people in national decision making.

Yannis V. proposed a permanent consultation between the government and the CNDR. There was no indication if this had been agreed. However, Emil Boc did agree that a minister would attend an EU ministerial meeting in Spain in May 2010, where the EDF will propose a Disability Pact. This pact aims to ensure coordinated action on disability across the EU.

EDF expressed its concerns about the ratification process for UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The European Union decided to deposit the formal confirmation only when all Member States complete the ratification of the Convention. So far only twelve Member States have ratified. Emil Boc pledged to submit the ratification to the Romanian Parliament in the coming months.



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