AUTHOR: Constantin ARDELEANU
NICOLAE TITULESCU AND THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION OF THE DANUBE. SOME ECHOES REGARDING TITULESCU’S INTERVIEW FROM „LE TEMPS” – JULY 1936
Danubius, XXI, Galaţi, 2003, pp. 67-78.
The paper analyses the reaction of the Romanian public opinion, as perceived by the contemporary press, following the interview with the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicolae Titulescu, published in the French newspaper Le Temps, at the end of July 1936. Encouraged by Turkey’s success in regaining its sovereignty over the Straits, through the Conference of Montreaux (1936), the talented diplomat raised the problem of the “suppression of the European Commission of the Danube, for Romania no longer wishes to be subjugated to an international sovereignty”. The categorical statements of the Romanian official gained the support of the economic and political circles at the Lower Danube and, generalising, the appreciation of the Romanian society as a whole.