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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Claiming 'Parallel State' Cabal, Romania's Leaders Target Anti-Corruption Prosecutor - New York Times

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Claiming 'Parallel State' Cabal, Romania's Leaders Target Anti-Corruption Prosecutor
New York Times
BUCHAREST, Romania — The powerful leader of Romania's governing party — convicted of voter fraud, suspected of stealing millions of dollars of European Union funds, and soon to face a verdict in a case involving abuse of power — had a message for ...



World Cup, Migrants, Romania: Your Monday Briefing - New York Times

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World Cup, Migrants, Romania: Your Monday Briefing
New York Times
Romania's leaders are targeting anticorruption prosecutors with accusations that they are part of a “parallel state,” the latest move in a campaign to erode the country's judicial independence and democratic system. Above, a rally in support of the ...



The Romanian village without thieves - euronews

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The Romanian village without thieves
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The village lost its local store when market forces replaced the Communist structures running Romania and in the early days, residents had to keep watch from their windows to ensure they could intercept the delivery as it drove down the main street.



International media spotlight Romania's “shadow state”, anti-corruption woes - Romania-Insider.com

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International media spotlight Romania's “shadow state”, anti-corruption woes
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An article published in the online edition of The New York Times looks at the recent protest organized by Romania's ruling coalition against the “shadow state” in the wider context of the country's fight against corruption. The article covers the ...

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Romania's Defense Ministry wants to finance armored vehicle development with EUR 230 mln - Romania-Insider.com

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Romania's Defense Ministry wants to finance armored vehicle development with EUR 230 mln
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Romania's Defense Ministry has asked for the Parliament's approval to finance the research and development phase for an armored vehicle to be produced at the local Moreni weapons factory, in partnership with German group Rheinmetall, local Hotnews.ro ...



Romania to reopen tourism promotion offices abroad - Romania-Insider.com

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Romania to reopen tourism promotion offices abroad
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Romania's tourism promotion offices abroad, which promoted the Romanian tourism abroad and attracted foreign tourists to Romania, were shut down in May last year. The current tourism minister Trif said this was a mistake and the re-establishment of ...



Romania's Chamber of Deputies to vote law on offshore oil and gas today - Romania-Insider.com

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Romania's Chamber of Deputies to vote law on offshore oil and gas today
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Romania's Chamber of Deputies is expected to vote a very important law today, which sets the rules for offshore oil and gas exploitation in the Black Sea. This law is essential for the investment decisions related to the gas discoveries in the Black Sea.



Foreign top managers in Romania: expats who lead thousands of employees - Romania-Insider.com

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Foreign top managers in Romania: expats who lead thousands of employees
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With a booming economy after the global economic crisis and with hiring and professional development opportunities for foreigners, Romania is one of the countries in the region with an important expat community. And polls show that they like to live ...



Romania's Transport Ministry may drop World Bank support for mountain highway - Romania-Insider.com

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Romania's Transport Ministry may drop World Bank support for mountain highway
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Romania's Transport Ministry may give up the World Bank's support for preparing the Comarnic-Brasov highway, an important infrastructure project aimed at connecting the capital Bucharest with the mountain resorts in Prahova and Brasov and with the ...



Romania's anti-fraud department finds EUR 45.8 mln EU funds frauds in 2017 - Romania-Insider.com

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Romania's anti-fraud department finds EUR 45.8 mln EU funds frauds in 2017
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Romania's anti-fraud department DLAF found 150 cases of EU funds fraud in 2017 and notified the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) in 147 of these cases. Over 520 people were involved in these frauds, which had a financial impact of EUR 45.8 ...