The representatives of the Romanian community close to the border and in the Balkans got together for the Summer University in Izvorul Muresului, Romania. They took this opportunity to express dissatisfaction with the disinterest in their difficulties. Many Romanians, they claimed, are now subject to an intense process of assimilation.
None of the Romanian ministers invited to attend the event was present. There were just two deputies representing the political opposition: Democrat Roberta Anastase and "Greater Romania" Party member Olguta Vasilescu.
Eugen Popescu, a president of the National Foundations for Romanians Worldwide, argued that after Romania had joined the EU there was made no progress with the situation of the Romanian communities living close to the borders and in the Balkans, people aggressed from an identity point of view. (G.D.)