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Aristotle University denies regulations barring disabled students

The senate of the Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University has denied reports that regulations at the Department of Physics prohibit the enrollment of students with certain disabilities, following a complaint by a blind 18-year-old honor student who said his application to the school was rejected.

Ponta: Basescu can postpone promulgation of CAS cut until January if he challenges it in court

Prime Minister Victor Ponta told Antena 3 private broadcaster on Wednesday evening that President Traian Basescu can postpone the promulgation of the law for a cut in the social security contributions (CAS) until after January 1, 2015 if the president challenges the law with the Constitutional Court after a revote on it in Parliament.

President Basescu: Law on incompatibility of elected local officials might affect Schengen accession

The changes to the law on community public utilities allowing mayors and county council chairpersons to be members of boards of these entities might impede Romania's accession into the Schengen Area, President Traian Basescu asserted upon returning the law to the Parliament.

Kelemen says he told PM Ponta UDMR to name culture minister after Aug. 1

The president of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR, a governing coalition partner) Hunor Kelemen told AGERPRES that in the talks he had with Prime Minister Victor Ponta at the Government's offices in the capital on Monday he had informed the cabinet head that the UDMR will name a culture minister after August 1.

Ponta: I shall announce name of the premier I back after presidential elections' first round

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Monday evening told B1 TV private television broadcaster that he would announce the name of the Premier he would back as candidate to president, after the first round of the presidential elections.

PNL's Antonescu: There was no coup d'etat in 2012

Liberal (PNL) senator Crin Antonescu on Thursday stated, in response to a statement made by President Traian Basescu that the National Liberal Party (PNL) should publicly regret the "coup d'etat" of 2012, that there was no coup d'etat in 2012 and what is to be remembered of that "dramatic" summer is the people's wish expressed in an "overwhelming referendum."

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