Romania

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

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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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Romania leader skips corruption hearing by visiting Israel - Washington Post

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Romania leader skips corruption hearing by visiting Israel
Washington Post
BUCHAREST, Romania Romania's most powerful politician has missed a hearing on corruption charges by going on a surprise visit to Israel. Liviu Dragnea, chairman of the ruling Social Democratic Party, is charged with official misconduct. He was ...
Romanian PM visits Israel as embassy row brewsThe Times of Israel

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Romania: Leader faces misconduct charges in court hearing - Washington Post

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Romania: Leader faces misconduct charges in court hearing
Washington Post
BUCHAREST, Romania Romania's most powerful politician is preparing to defend himself against corruption charges, days after the U.S. State Department said graft remains widespread at every level of the country's government. In the run-up to ...
Romania: Leader faces misconduct charges in court hearing - ABC ...ABC News

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BR Exclusive. Romania has tax incentives for the IT industry in place, but companies can't really use them - Business Review

Business Review

BR Exclusive. Romania has tax incentives for the IT industry in place, but companies can't really use them
Business Review
Romanian IT industry is one the fastest growing in the country and it has already reached over 6 percent of GDP. There is a number of reasons for the way this industry evolved over the years. On one side there is a very good culture and knowledge of ...

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Record number of asylum seekers in Romania - Romania-Insider.com

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Record number of asylum seekers in Romania
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Romania has registered a record number of asylum requests last year. The number of asylum seekers in Romania, 5,000, was higher in 2017 than during the previous ten years, according to Mircea Babau from the General Immigration Inspectorate the Asylum ...



Romania, Kazakhstan interested in multiple partnerships, Romanian MP says - Astana Times

Astana Times

Romania, Kazakhstan interested in multiple partnerships, Romanian MP says
Astana Times
Please tell us your thoughts about Kazakh-Romanian relations: what has been achieved, what plans are there for the future and what still needs to be done? Having stayed in Kazakhstan for a few days, I found that Romania has a very good image and ...

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Severe material deprivation down in Romania but still among highest in EU - Romania-Insider.com

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Severe material deprivation down in Romania but still among highest in EU
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The share of severely materially deprived people in Romania decreased by 4.4 percentage points last year, to 19.4%, from 23.8% in 2016, according to the most recent data from the European statistical office Eurostat. However, the percentage is still ...
Romania, Bulgaria seek China's support for third Danube bridgebne IntelliNews
Leaders of Romania, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria meet for economic cooperationGlobal Times

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Destination Lisbon (#40): Meet The Humans from Romania - Eurovision.tv

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Destination Lisbon (#40): Meet The Humans from Romania
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After graduating, he continued his percussion studies in Budapest under the guidance of Nestor Ivan, a famous professor from Hungary. During his musical career he played in various bands such as Sarmalele Reci, Compact and Paula Seling's band, while ...



Hands-on pursuits: Where to try traditional crafts in Romania - Romania-Insider.com

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Hands-on pursuits: Where to try traditional crafts in Romania
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The region of Oltenia is particularly known for its Horezu ceramics, a unique type of Romanian pottery, which is part of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The Astra Museum in Sibiu, in central Romania, has organized in the past workshops for ...



Interbank interest rates reach 3-year high in Romania - Romania-Insider.com

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Interbank interest rates reach 3-year high in Romania
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The 3-month interbank interest rate ROBOR 3M, which is a benchmark for most loans in local currency, climbed to 2.28% per year on Tuesday, April 24, its highest level since October 2014, local News.ro reported. On Monday, the ROBOR 3M was 2.22%, up ...
Romania's 3M money market rate at new 3.5 year-high of 2.42 pctBusiness Review

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Bitdefender BOX officially launched in Romania - Romania-Insider.com

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Bitdefender BOX officially launched in Romania
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Romanian cybersecurity and anti-virus software company Bitdefender has officially launched its security device Bitdefender BOX on the local market. Bitdefender BOX is a device that protects household devices connected to the Internet. Now in its second ...