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 Investigating Charges Of Police Violence At Protests - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Romania Investigating Charges Of Police Violence At Protests
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Romania has opened an investigation into alleged police violence at a mass protest against the government last week that left hundreds of people injured, prosecutors said as protests continued for a fourth day on August 13. As many as 80,000 people ...
Romania's president and ruling party blame each other for violent incidents at diaspora protestRomania-Insider.com
Romania to probe alleged police violence at protestThe News International
Israel Protests to Romania After Tourists Beaten by Police in BucharestThe Jewish Press - JewishPress.com
CNN Philippines -i24NEWS
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Romania's swelling anti-government protests - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Romania's swelling anti-government protests
Aljazeera.com
Bucharest, Romania - Thousands of Romanians protested for the third day in a row on Sunday demanding the resignation of the government and Prime Minister Viorica Dancila. Violent clashes occurred on Friday night between riot police and protesters in ...
Israel protests to Romania after tourists beaten by policeWashington Post
Democracy under siege in Romania – POLITICO - Politico EuropePOLITICO.eu
Romania's diaspora lays claim to the country's future | Vieweuronews
Transparency International -Romania-Insider.com -Bloomberg -Fortune
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Time to clean up Romania with sanctions (and hurt Putin's influence, too) - Washington Examiner

Washington Examiner

Time to clean up Romania with sanctions (and hurt Putin's influence, too)
Washington Examiner
Recognizing Romania's growing rule of law crisis, the U.S. should sanction Romanian politicians known to be corrupt. This action would represent a calibrated step to stand with Romanians as they demand a more honest democracy. The need is real. Facing ...



Bucharest Centennial: Mihail Kogalniceanu, an architect of modern Romania - Romania-Insider.com

Bucharest Centennial: Mihail Kogalniceanu, an architect of modern Romania
Romania-Insider.com
Romania-Insider.com has started a series of articles about Bucharest landmarks of architecture or history, which have witnessed the last century of what is now the Romanian capital, and noteworthy people who have helped build the Romanian capital as it ...



Thousands surround Romania's government headquarters for second day of corruption protests - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Thousands surround Romania's government headquarters for second day of corruption protests
Chicago Tribune
Tens of thousands of Romanians held another anti-government protest Saturday a day after a previous demonstration turned violent, leaving 455 people in need of medical treatment. Protesters carrying Romanian, European Union and other flags rallied ...
Romania protests: Thousands hold fresh rallies after clashes - BBC ...BBC News
Romania: second night of protests after 450 injured in clashesThe Guardian
Romania RIOTS: Police filmed BEATING protesters in Bucharest in second night of violenceExpress.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk -ABC News
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OTP Bank ups profit in Romania by 60% - Romania-Insider.com

Business Review

OTP Bank ups profit in Romania by 60%
Romania-Insider.com
OTP Bank Romania, the local subsidiary of Hungarian group OTP, recorded an adjusted consolidated net profit of RON 19.7 million (EUR 4.24 million) in the first half of this year, up 59% over the same period of 2017. The operational profit dropped by 21 ...
ING Bank Romania posts net profit of RON 345 million for the first half of the yearBusiness Review

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Foreign direct investment in Romania, up 30% in first half - Romania-Insider.com

Foreign direct investment in Romania, up 30% in first half
Romania-Insider.com
Foreign direct investment in Romania totaled close to EUR 2.2 billion in the first half of 2018, up almost 30% compared to the same period of 2017, when they stood at EUR 1.7 billion, according to Romania's National Bank (BNR). Equity investment ...



German Allgeier takes over one of the largest software producers in Romania - Romania-Insider.com

German Allgeier takes over one of the largest software producers in Romania
Romania-Insider.com
Munich-based IT group Allgeier acquired two thirds of the shares of iQuest, a company established in 1998 by Romanian entrepreneur Cornelius Brody. iQuest will continue to be run independently and will collaborate closely with Allgeier to consolidate ...



Romanian opposition party proposes law change for easier identification of gendarmes - Romania-Insider.com

Romanian opposition party proposes law change for easier identification of gendarmes
Romania-Insider.com
“The Save Romania Union strongly condemns any kind of abuse of the state institutions and considers that the citizen's interest is a priority. There are numerous video images from the August 10 protest, which show the abusive behavior of certain ...

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Romania's durable consumer goods market, up 19% in the first half - Romania-Insider.com

Romania's durable consumer goods market, up 19% in the first half
Romania-Insider.com
The durable consumer goods market in Romania recorded a 19% increase in the first half of this year, reaching EUR 1.41 billion, according to the Gfk Temax study released on Monday, August 13. In the second quarter, the market went up by 11.8%, to EUR ...