Romania

Country Romania
Capital Bucharest
Continent Europe
Currency Romanian leu(RON)
Languages Romanian

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Introduction

The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they united in 1859 and a few years later adopted the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a Communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former Communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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Why Communist Romania’s Endgame Has Lessons for Iran - POLITICOWhy Communist Romania’s Endgame Has Lessons for Iran  POLITICO

Romania to exit deal with Chinese company for new nuclear reactors - Romania-Insider.comRomania to exit deal with Chinese company for new nuclear reactors  Romania-Insider.com

Romania: tuberculosis patients to avoid unnecessary hospitalization - World Health OrganizationRomania: tuberculosis patients to avoid unnecessary hospitalization  World Health Organization

Romania Justice Minister Picks Chief Anti-Graft Prosecutors - The New York TimesRomania Justice Minister Picks Chief Anti-Graft Prosecutors  The New York Times

CBRE: Bucharest remains first option for companies that want to enter Romania - Romania-Insider.comCBRE: Bucharest remains first option for companies that want to enter Romania  Romania-Insider.com

Romanian PM not sure anymore about 40% pension hike in September - Romania-Insider.comRomanian PM not sure anymore about 40% pension hike in September  Romania-Insider.com

UK IT firm opens development and testing center in western Romania - Romania-Insider.comUK IT firm opens development and testing center in western Romania  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's media market to cross EUR 0.5 bln threshold this year - Romania-Insider.comRomania's media market to cross EUR 0.5 bln threshold this year  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's second pillar pension returns at nine-year high - IPE.comRomania's second pillar pension returns at nine-year high  IPE.com

Romania's real estate market rises 7% to 1.06 bln euro in 2019 - consultancy - SeeNewsRomania's real estate market rises 7% to 1.06 bln euro in 2019 - consultancy  SeeNews

Western Romania city expects 1 mln visitors the year it holds European Capital of Culture title - Romania-Insider.comWestern Romania city expects 1 mln visitors the year it holds European Capital of Culture title  Romania-Insider.com

Biggest Romanian mall owner adds office tower to his first mall in Iasi - Romania-Insider.comBiggest Romanian mall owner adds office tower to his first mall in Iasi  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's tax agency auctions historical villa seized in corruption case - Romania-Insider.comRomania's tax agency auctions historical villa seized in corruption case  Romania-Insider.com

Romanian director Radu Jude to present three productions at 2020 Berlinale - Romania-Insider.comRomanian director Radu Jude to present three productions at 2020 Berlinale  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's SIF Moldova grows own shareholding - SeeNewsRomania's SIF Moldova grows own shareholding  SeeNews

Romanian resort, among best budget spa destinations in Eastern Europe - Romania-Insider.comRomanian resort, among best budget spa destinations in Eastern Europe  Romania-Insider.com

Romanian director Cristi Puiu's film competes in new Berlinale section Encounters - Romania-Insider.comRomanian director Cristi Puiu's film competes in new Berlinale section Encounters  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's Banca Transilvania hikes capital through bond conversion - SeeNewsRomania's Banca Transilvania hikes capital through bond conversion  SeeNews

New edition of online French film festival available to Romanian public - Romania-Insider.comNew edition of online French film festival available to Romanian public  Romania-Insider.com

Romania will start issuing electronic ID cards in early August 2021 - Romania-Insider.comRomania will start issuing electronic ID cards in early August 2021  Romania-Insider.com

Ford second to Dacia in Romania in 2019 | Automotive Industry News - just-auto.comFord second to Dacia in Romania in 2019 | Automotive Industry News  just-auto.com

Moldova's Plahotniuc Eyes Romanian TV – and a Political Comeback? - Balkan InsightMoldova's Plahotniuc Eyes Romanian TV – and a Political Comeback?  Balkan Insight

RO healthcare network Regina Maria takes over another specialized center - Romania-Insider.comRO healthcare network Regina Maria takes over another specialized center  Romania-Insider.com

"Destination: Bucharest" - 2020 events - Romania-Insider.com"Destination: Bucharest" - 2020 events  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's Regina Maria buys Endo Institute - SeeNewsRomania's Regina Maria buys Endo Institute  SeeNews

Alpha Bank Romania scraps shopping mall project in Romania's Timisoara and sells the land - Romania-Insider.comAlpha Bank Romania scraps shopping mall project in Romania's Timisoara and sells the land  Romania-Insider.com

EU High Court Takes Up Romanian Rule of Law - Courthouse News ServiceEU High Court Takes Up Romanian Rule of Law  Courthouse News Service

Romania's new Govt. wants to close PPP projects opened by predecessors - Romania-Insider.comRomania's new Govt. wants to close PPP projects opened by predecessors  Romania-Insider.com

Queen Hind: 180 rescued sheep arrive at new home in Romania - BBC NewsQueen Hind: 180 rescued sheep arrive at new home in Romania  BBC News

Local authorities take over historic narrow-gauge railway in central Romania - Romania-Insider.comLocal authorities take over historic narrow-gauge railway in central Romania  Romania-Insider.com

Restoration works kick off at Romania's Constanta casino - Romania-Insider.comRestoration works kick off at Romania's Constanta casino  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's Vivre reports 35% y/y increase in Q4 sales - SeeNewsRomania's Vivre reports 35% y/y increase in Q4 sales  SeeNews

Romania and CCIR at the Helm of the BSEC Organization - Energy Industry ReviewRomania and CCIR at the Helm of the BSEC Organization  Energy Industry Review

Romanian entrepreneurs to raise EUR 3 mln from the stock market for new dairy plant - Romania-Insider.comRomanian entrepreneurs to raise EUR 3 mln from the stock market for new dairy plant  Romania-Insider.com

SNC-Lavalin unit gets $10.8 mln contract in Romania for engineering analysis of NPP unit - SeeNewsSNC-Lavalin unit gets $10.8 mln contract in Romania for engineering analysis of NPP unit  SeeNews

Romania's Banca Transilvania buys back 3.74 mln own shares - SeeNewsRomania's Banca Transilvania buys back 3.74 mln own shares  SeeNews

RO energy market watchdog cuts regulated profit margins for gas distributors - Romania-Insider.comRO energy market watchdog cuts regulated profit margins for gas distributors  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's BRK Financial Group to raise stake in Romlogic Technology via debt/equity swap - SeeNewsRomania's BRK Financial Group to raise stake in Romlogic Technology via debt/equity swap  SeeNews

Pharmaceutical company Janssen names new managing director in RO - Romania-Insider.comPharmaceutical company Janssen names new managing director in RO  Romania-Insider.com

US investment fund purchases Romanian natural food supplier Sano Vita - Romania-Insider.comUS investment fund purchases Romanian natural food supplier Sano Vita  Romania-Insider.com

Hundreds of 16th century coins discovered in southern Romania - Romania-Insider.comHundreds of 16th century coins discovered in southern Romania  Romania-Insider.com

Ford emerges as second brand on Romanian car market - Romania-Insider.comFord emerges as second brand on Romanian car market  Romania-Insider.com

U.S. coworking spaces operator abandons plans to enter RO market - Romania-Insider.comU.S. coworking spaces operator abandons plans to enter RO market  Romania-Insider.com

Romanian president “not convinced” new Moldovan Govt. is heading toward EU - Romania-Insider.comRomanian president “not convinced” new Moldovan Govt. is heading toward EU  Romania-Insider.com

Event marks Holocaust anniversary in Romania - Republic World - Republic WorldEvent marks Holocaust anniversary in Romania - Republic World  Republic World

RO energy-intensive companies to receive EUR 331 mln state aid - Romania-Insider.comRO energy-intensive companies to receive EUR 331 mln state aid  Romania-Insider.com

Swiss-funded projects in Romania and Bulgaria get thumbs up - swissinfo.chSwiss-funded projects in Romania and Bulgaria get thumbs up  swissinfo.ch

Watch: European pine marten filmed in Romanian forest - Romania-Insider.comWatch: European pine marten filmed in Romanian forest  Romania-Insider.com

UK-based tech co Imagination Technologies opens design centre in Romania - SeeNewsUK-based tech co Imagination Technologies opens design centre in Romania  SeeNews

Romania PM outlines pro-business agenda but sticks by pension rise - Financial TimesRomania PM outlines pro-business agenda but sticks by pension rise  Financial Times

Romania's Govt. sets new rules for electric scooter use - Romania-Insider.comRomania's Govt. sets new rules for electric scooter use  Romania-Insider.com

Ajay Naqvi: From advertising career in India to farming blueberries in Romania - Gulf NewsAjay Naqvi: From advertising career in India to farming blueberries in Romania  Gulf News

Romania's new year bear dancers – Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi's best photograph - The GuardianRomania's new year bear dancers – Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi's best photograph  The Guardian

Romania's largest airline Blue Air launches eight new routes in June - Romania-Insider.comRomania's largest airline Blue Air launches eight new routes in June  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's education minister wants pupils to spend 20 minutes a day reading at school - Romania-Insider.comRomania's education minister wants pupils to spend 20 minutes a day reading at school  Romania-Insider.com

Media: Three Libyan refugees tried to rob Romanian train passengers - Romania-Insider.comMedia: Three Libyan refugees tried to rob Romanian train passengers  Romania-Insider.com

Well-known Romanian TV host found dead at home - Romania-Insider.comWell-known Romanian TV host found dead at home  Romania-Insider.com

Bison rescue highlights ongoing problem of poaching in Romania - Emerging EuropeBison rescue highlights ongoing problem of poaching in Romania  Emerging Europe

Romania's president and PM agree on early elections - Romania-Insider.comRomania's president and PM agree on early elections  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's Govt. postpones doubling child allowances until August - Romania-Insider.comRomania's Govt. postpones doubling child allowances until August  Romania-Insider.com

Romania 1989: Ceaucescu goes down in blood - archive, 1989 - The GuardianRomania 1989: Ceaucescu goes down in blood - archive, 1989  The Guardian

Cancer patient set on fire during operation in Romania - BBC NewsCancer patient set on fire during operation in Romania  BBC News

Briefing Romania - ING ThinkBriefing Romania  ING Think

Popescu secures Romania’s first gold of the Games with women’s monobob triumph - Olympic News - OlympicsPopescu secures Romania’s first gold of the Games with women’s monobob triumph - Olympic News  Olympics

Romania, Greece to Play for Quarterfinal Spot on Day Nine of 2020 European Water Polo Championships - Swimming World MagazineRomania, Greece to Play for Quarterfinal Spot on Day Nine of 2020 European Water Polo Championships  Swimming World Magazine

Lockheed Martin Voices Interest in Projects in Romania - Balkan InsightLockheed Martin Voices Interest in Projects in Romania  Balkan Insight

Romania's Govt. to approve rescue aid for state airline Tarom - Romania-Insider.comRomania's Govt. to approve rescue aid for state airline Tarom  Romania-Insider.com

Learning from Romania’s revolution - Financial TimesLearning from Romania’s revolution  Financial Times

Romanian car output up in 2019 | Automotive Industry News - just-auto.comRomanian car output up in 2019 | Automotive Industry News  just-auto.com

Romania Arrests Suspected Defacer of Hungarian Road Signs - Balkan InsightRomania Arrests Suspected Defacer of Hungarian Road Signs  Balkan Insight

Company in Tesla group to finance Romanian football club - Romania-Insider.comCompany in Tesla group to finance Romanian football club  Romania-Insider.com

Director Radu Muntean films documentary about Romanian tennis star Simona Halep - Romania-Insider.comDirector Radu Muntean films documentary about Romanian tennis star Simona Halep  Romania-Insider.com

Two thirds of Romanians retire before the legal age - Romania-Insider.comTwo thirds of Romanians retire before the legal age  Romania-Insider.com

Top 10 predictions for the Romanian real estate market in 2020 from Colliers International - Business ReviewTop 10 predictions for the Romanian real estate market in 2020 from Colliers International  Business Review

Romania confirms H5N8 AI - Poultry WorldRomania confirms H5N8 AI  Poultry World

Romania's main opposition party prepares no-confidence motion - Romania-Insider.comRomania's main opposition party prepares no-confidence motion  Romania-Insider.com

2020 calendar: The main political events in Romania - Romania-Insider.com2020 calendar: The main political events in Romania  Romania-Insider.com

Exxon Mobil confirms may exit Romanian offshore gas project - ReutersExxon Mobil confirms may exit Romanian offshore gas project  Reuters

Romania's Transylvanian Alps, on New York Times 2020 travel list - Romania-Insider.comRomania's Transylvanian Alps, on New York Times 2020 travel list  Romania-Insider.com

Romania, Croatia Withdraw Troops from Iraq Amid Tensions - Balkan InsightRomania, Croatia Withdraw Troops from Iraq Amid Tensions  Balkan Insight

Most of the immigrants in Germany come from Romania - Romania-Insider.comMost of the immigrants in Germany come from Romania  Romania-Insider.com

Net wages up 9.7% yoy in Romania - Romania-Insider.comNet wages up 9.7% yoy in Romania  Romania-Insider.com

Romania wants ExxonMobil's Black Sea interest for state - Upstream OnlineRomania wants ExxonMobil's Black Sea interest for state  Upstream Online

Romania to introduce electronic ID cards starting 2021 - Romania-Insider.comRomania to introduce electronic ID cards starting 2021  Romania-Insider.com

Igloos replace Romania's ice hotel as warm weather hinders construction - Romania-Insider.comIgloos replace Romania's ice hotel as warm weather hinders construction  Romania-Insider.com

30 years of democracy: Six movies to watch to better understand Romania's communist past - Romania-Insider.com30 years of democracy: Six movies to watch to better understand Romania's communist past  Romania-Insider.com

New Vessels Arrive from Romania - mycoastnow.comNew Vessels Arrive from Romania  mycoastnow.com

Biometric passports planned for Jamaica and Bangladesh, new eID for Fiji and Romania - Biometric UpdateBiometric passports planned for Jamaica and Bangladesh, new eID for Fiji and Romania  Biometric Update

No politics, no society: the unbearable lightness in interpreting Romania - Open DemocracyNo politics, no society: the unbearable lightness in interpreting Romania  Open Democracy

Romanian film review – In Cinemas / The Revolution of 1989 in Film - Romania-Insider.comRomanian film review – In Cinemas / The Revolution of 1989 in Film  Romania-Insider.com

Keys, Mikes, Spies – How the Securitate Stole Romania's Privacy - Balkan InsightKeys, Mikes, Spies – How the Securitate Stole Romania's Privacy  Balkan Insight

Air in Romania's capital as polluted as in Sydney, authorities announce checks and sanctions - Romania-Insider.comAir in Romania's capital as polluted as in Sydney, authorities announce checks and sanctions  Romania-Insider.com

Romanian pharmacies post record sales in 2019 amid consolidation trend - Romania-Insider.comRomanian pharmacies post record sales in 2019 amid consolidation trend  Romania-Insider.com

Occupational pension system enforced in Romania as of February - Romania-Insider.comOccupational pension system enforced in Romania as of February  Romania-Insider.com

Romanian court upholds acquittal of UK trafficking suspects - BBC NewsRomanian court upholds acquittal of UK trafficking suspects  BBC News

Romania: 30 years after Ceausescu, orphans remain traumatised - Focus - FRANCE 24Romania: 30 years after Ceausescu, orphans remain traumatised - Focus  FRANCE 24

What went right in Romania this year: 19 positive news stories of 2019 - Romania-Insider.comWhat went right in Romania this year: 19 positive news stories of 2019  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's president promulgates law that doubles child allowances - Romania-Insider.comRomania's president promulgates law that doubles child allowances  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's c/a gap widens 21% y/y in Jan-Nov - SeeNewsRomania's c/a gap widens 21% y/y in Jan-Nov  SeeNews

PM says Romania still needs endorsement from some states for Schengen membership - Romania-Insider.comPM says Romania still needs endorsement from some states for Schengen membership  Romania-Insider.com