These things indubitably showed that, any of the groups founded in Romania after 1989 had its people with concealed stories, with various ?backgrounds?, who were filled by great enthusiasm after ?89 but who were also driven by personal interests. This sometimes made G.D.S look like a non-unitary group, torn apart by inner conflicts. It is difficult to say how they managed to gather their protagonists and guests. Their meetings were announced post-factum in ?22? magazine. They used to publish summaries of the meetings, of the most important ones, on a page or two of this magazine. They were available to the public, but unfortunately only to a certain public, the one reading the magazine. Invitations were sent on an institutional level. But, if you weren?t invited, you ran the risk of being denied the entrance. It happened to me once. I gave them a phone call because ?22? magazine, distributed on a Tuesday morning, stated it that we were invited on the same Tuesday afternoon at a round table, debating the theme ?Romania and the Rightful State?, chaired by Gabriel Liiceanu.
I was surprised by that public invitation and, instead of having a normal reaction and going according to the invitation, I called and asked if it was possible to take part in the round table. They asked me for my name, told me to hold on for a moment and afterwards informed me ?we are sorry, but you cannot join us unless you have an invitation?. The unpleasant feeling that I experienced was that I had been sort of checked? I told this to Gabriel Andreescu after a month and he very elegantly apologised on behalf of The Group for Social Dialogue, inviting me there. I only took part in a meting dealing with the access to the Security files. Of course, if you had gone there directly, nobody would have stopped you. I was the one who had made the phone call so it was a misunderstanding.
Another intensely debated subject within The Group for Social Dialogue was that of the dissident engineer Gheorghe Ursu. There was even a foundation named ?Gheorghe Ursu? which tried to find out the truth and to find the guilty ones in order to be brought to justice. Sorin Vieru is the president of the foundation.
Various important political subjects and cultural as well as institutional events were discussed. I thought that due to their way of being, by means of various articles published in ?22? magazine and due to the direct influence that they had on various decisional factors in Romania, they would influence democracy for the better. At the round table which debated the issue of the rightful state, Costin Georgescu was invited, and that was during the miner riot in January 1999. He was the second boss of the Romanian Information System, preceding Virgil Măgureanu.