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Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos nominated on Tuesday state secretary Corina Suteu for culture minister, as minister Vlad Alexandrescu has been dismissed, the Government announced in a media release.
Romania plans to draft a National Pact for Patrimony to direct funds towards monument-type buildings that are collapsing or in an advanced state of degradation. This would be similar to the National Pact for Defense, which was signed last year by the major political parties at President Klaus Iohannis’ initiative.
The Romanian Ministry of Culture, which has a new minister since November 2015, plans to prepare a new Cinema Law by autumn 2016 and to improve the organisation of the National Film Centre.
The Culture Minister Vlad Alexandrescu met this week with the World Bank delegation to discuss the prospect of developing a multipurpose cultural center.
In accordance with art. 20 para. (1) of the Ordinance no. 2 of 30 January 2008 amending and supplementing Ordinance no. 51/1998 on improving the financing of cultural programs and projects, the director of the National Cultural Fund Administration is assisted by a council of 11 members with voting rights, of which 7 are appointed by the Minister of Culture, on proposals by NGOs so as to ensure proportional representation of all areas of culture.
Fifty embassies, cultural institutes and international organizations will participate September 1 through 5 in the "Open Your Culture" Embassies' Festival aimed at promoting cultural diversity and the art of the countries with diplomatic missions in Romania.