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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Romania braced for huge protests over 'big step backwards' on rule ... - The Guardian

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Romania braced for huge protests over 'big step backwards' on rule ...
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Critics say changes to judicial system and proposed decriminalisation of some corruption offences mean separation of powers is 'finished'
Unrest in Romania as judicial reform draws closer | Foreign BriefForeign Brief

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Viorica Dancila nominated as Romania's first female Prime Minister ... - The Independent

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Viorica Dancila nominated as Romania's first female Prime Minister ...
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Viorica Dancila has been named Romania's first female Prime Minister and the country's third head of government in a year. Romania's President Klaus Iohannis appointed the European Parliament lawmaker as prime minister-designate and said he wants her ...
Romania: Viorica Dancila set to become first female prime ministerDeutsche Welle
Romania to have first female prime minister, Viorica DancilaBBC News
Romania's incoming PM failed to shine as an MEPeuronews
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When Politics Is Culture: Art Encounters In Romania - Forbes

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When Politics Is Culture: Art Encounters In Romania
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Emergent economic hubs like Astana in Kazakhstan, Baku in Azerbaijan and Tbilisi, Georgia recognize the value of cultivating a vibrant arts scene as well. Timisoara, the city in Romania, has been selected as European Capital of Culture 2021. This ...



Europe's top rights body urges Romania to fight graft - PA home page

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Europe's top rights body urges Romania to fight graft
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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - The Council of Europe's anti-corruption body on Thursday called on Romania to do more to prevent and combat high-level corruption. The anti-corruption arm of Europe's leading human rights organization said Romania should ...
Romania making little progress fighting corruption, European agency saysReuters

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Abe meeting Romania's Iohannis in Bucharest - NHK WORLD

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Abe meeting Romania's Iohannis in Bucharest
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Abe meeting Romania's Iohannis in Bucharest. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is meeting President Klaus Iohannis of Romania on the last leg of his tour of 3 Baltic states and 3 East European nations. Abe arrived in the capital Bucharest on Tuesday to ...
Visiting Japanese PM not to meet Romanian counterpart amid local political crisisXinhua
Anyone there? Shinzo Abe picks worst moment to visit Romaniaeuronews
Japanese PM lands in Romania as leader he is to meet resignsWashington Post
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Blizzards Cause Turmoil in Romania and Moldova - Balkan Insight

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Blizzards Cause Turmoil in Romania and Moldova
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All Romania's Black Sea ports have been also closed due to the strong wind. In Moldova, over 200 towns and villages have been left without electricity. The authorities in Chisinau canceled scores of flights and delayed others from the capital's ...



Romania's 2nd nuclear reactor to cut power by 27 pct to fix glitch - Reuters

Romania's 2nd nuclear reactor to cut power by 27 pct to fix glitch
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Romania's Nuclearelectricawill cut power by 27 percent at its second nuclearreactor at its Cernavoda power plant from Jan. 21 for 16 hoursto fix "an early defect in one of the process systems of theU2's classical part."

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Police so swamped with Romanian trafficked prostitutes they close 'one brothel a week' - Express.co.uk

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Police so swamped with Romanian trafficked prostitutes they close 'one brothel a week'
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PC Hass Memish in an unmarked police vehicle during surveillance of Ilford Lane, Redbridge. Redbridge, in east London, has become a magnet for vulnerable young women illegally trafficked by organised crooks, largely from Romania and other eastern ...



Romania loses second PM in seven months - BBC News

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Romania loses second PM in seven months
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Romanian prosecutors are also investigating allegations that he illicitly obtained EU funds during his time in local politics in Teleorman, in 2000-2012. He denies wrongdoing, saying the allegations are politically motivated. Now speaker of the ...
MEPs express concern about Romania upheavaleuronews
Romania set for third PM in seven monthsGulf Times
Romanian PM Mihai Tudose quits after 6 months in officeFinancial Times
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Uber Romania confirms two drivers involved in violent conflict with ... - Business Review

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Uber Romania confirms two drivers involved in violent conflict with ...
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Uber Romania says two of its partner drivers were involved in a violent incident against the driver of a taxi in Bucharest. The operator of the ride-sharin.

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