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's tug of war over rule of law nears the line - Reuters

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Romania's tug of war over rule of law nears the line
Reuters
If Toader decides to trigger Lazar's dismissal, it will mark the end of an era for Romania's prosecutors. The head of the DNA has already been fired and DIICOT leader's mandate has expired. The government says the units have ruined innocent lives.

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Romania has 19000 people part of the global wealthiest elite, Credit Suisse says - Business Review

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Romania has 19000 people part of the global wealthiest elite, Credit Suisse says
Business Review
Romania has 19,000 inhabitants belonging to the top 1 percent wealthiest people in the world, Credit Suisse's “Global Wealth 2018” report shows. According to the report, Romania has 16,000 millionaires, 443,000 people belonging to the 10 percent world ...



A Tether Copycat Appears in Romania - Cryptovest

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A Tether Copycat Appears in Romania
Cryptovest
As it is often difficult to acquire USDT in that part of the world, the idea of RONcoin (RONC) popped up and materialized through the guiding hands of Bitcoin Romania, the country's leading provider of BTC and ETH exchange services. According to the ...

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Romania's Justice Reforms Slated by Venice Commission - Balkan Insight

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Romania's Justice Reforms Slated by Venice Commission
Balkan Insight
The advisory body of the Council of Europe on constitutional and rule-of-law matters on Friday criticised Romania's amendments to justice laws, saying they “seriously weaken the effectiveness of its criminal justice system to fight corruption offences ...
Venice Commission: Romania's justice reform weakens fight against corruption and other crimesRomania-Insider.com

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Record deliveries of logistics and industrial properties in Romania in 2018 - Romania-Insider.com

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Record deliveries of logistics and industrial properties in Romania in 2018
Romania-Insider.com
The deliveries of logistics and industrial spaces in Romania will total over one million square meters this year, up by over 70% compared to 2017, according to estimates by real estate consultancy firm Activ Property Services. More than half of the ...



Romania, sued for over USD 200 mln in Washington Court - Romania-Insider.com

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Romania, sued for over USD 200 mln in Washington Court
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Two companies registered in Cyprus, which hold stakes in several Romanian companies through which local investor Gabriel Popoviciu has been carrying out his real estate projects, have filed a complaint against the Romanian state at the International ...



Romania - investing in primary health care and bringing care to where it's most needed - World Health Organization

World Health Organization

Romania - investing in primary health care and bringing care to where it's most needed
World Health Organization
In an effort to speed up progress towards universal health coverage, the Ministry of Health of Romania is prioritizing primary health care. The establishment of a network of community health centres and the strengthening of the role of community nurses ...



New insurance company enters Romanian market - Romania-Insider.com

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New insurance company enters Romanian market
Romania-Insider.com
“We have decided to expand the activity of Watford Insurance to Romania following a careful assessment of the business environment and the regulatory and supervisory framework. Watford Insurance has been operating in the European union since 2015, ...



Ianis Hagi: Is Gheorghe's son Romania's next big thing? - BBC Sport

Ianis Hagi: Is Gheorghe's son Romania's next big thing?
BBC Sport
Every week the BBC Football Daily Euro Leagues podcast panel will select a promising 'wunderkind' to focus on. This week our subject is... Ianis Hagi. With a deadly long-range shot and a taste for the unexpected, Gheorghe Hagi lit up European football ...



Cash-Hungry Romania Eyes Newlyweds' Lavish Spending - Balkan Insight

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Cash-Hungry Romania Eyes Newlyweds' Lavish Spending
Balkan Insight
An official document that Romania's tax authority sent to a newlywed couple, obliging them to declare all the information they have about the freelancers they hired for the event has angered and amused some Romanians. The notification sent by the ...