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 vs Norway: Why were thousands of children watching? | #TheCube - EuronewsRomania vs Norway: Why were thousands of children watching? | #TheCube  Euronews

Ludovic Orban: Who is the man nominated to be Romania's next prime minister? - EuronewsLudovic Orban: Who is the man nominated to be Romania's next prime minister?  Euronews

Bulgaria and Romania hope to win back planned Turkish VW plant - DW (English)Bulgaria and Romania hope to win back planned Turkish VW plant  DW (English)

Romanian Liberal party leader nominated as new prime minister - Financial TimesRomanian Liberal party leader nominated as new prime minister  Financial Times

Romania’s Government Is Toppled in No-Confidence Vote - The New York TimesRomania’s Government Is Toppled in No-Confidence Vote  The New York Times

Disease threat row over imported Romanian dogs - BBC NewsDisease threat row over imported Romanian dogs  BBC News

Why Romania is importing waste from abroad - BBC NewsWhy Romania is importing waste from abroad  BBC News

Romania’s government ousted in no-confidence vote - Financial TimesRomania’s government ousted in no-confidence vote  Financial Times

Dancila's Romanian government falls in no-confidence vote - BBC NewsDancila's Romanian government falls in no-confidence vote  BBC News

Romania gives green light for Holocaust museum - ReutersRomania gives green light for Holocaust museum  Reuters

Romania’s Government Collapses After Losing Confidence Vote - BloombergRomania’s Government Collapses After Losing Confidence Vote  Bloomberg

Romania Pushes to Be Treated as a Fully Fledged E.U. Member - The New York TimesRomania Pushes to Be Treated as a Fully Fledged E.U. Member  The New York Times

Romania to open its first Holocaust museum - CNNRomania to open its first Holocaust museum  CNN

Political horse-trading as parties jostle to form Romania's next government - EuronewsPolitical horse-trading as parties jostle to form Romania's next government  Euronews

Romanian workers go home - says Romania - ITV News - ITV NewsRomanian workers go home - says Romania - ITV News  ITV News

Remains of Queen Mother Helen brought back to Romania - Romania-Insider.comRemains of Queen Mother Helen brought back to Romania  Romania-Insider.com

Briefing Romania - ING ThinkBriefing Romania  ING Think

Romanian officially takes over as NATO deputy secretary general - Romania-Insider.comRomanian officially takes over as NATO deputy secretary general  Romania-Insider.com

Romania’s presidential candidates make pilgrimage to America - POLITICO.euRomania’s presidential candidates make pilgrimage to America  POLITICO.eu

Meet the woman saving dogs from Romanian 'kill centres' - BBC NewsMeet the woman saving dogs from Romanian 'kill centres'  BBC News

MEPs give thumbs-down to Romania and Hungary commission nominees - Financial TimesMEPs give thumbs-down to Romania and Hungary commission nominees  Financial Times

Romanian prime minister picks MEP as new Commission nominee - POLITICO.euRomanian prime minister picks MEP as new Commission nominee  POLITICO.eu

Bison rewilding programme in Romania enjoys new success - Emerging EuropeBison rewilding programme in Romania enjoys new success  Emerging Europe

Romania's president names Liberal leader to form the Government - Romania-Insider.comRomania's president names Liberal leader to form the Government  Romania-Insider.com

Corruption in Romania: a European affair - EURACTIVCorruption in Romania: a European affair  EURACTIV

Ten people dead after minibus collides with truck in Romania - EuronewsTen people dead after minibus collides with truck in Romania  Euronews

My Three Lessons as a Psychiatrist in Romania - Psychiatric TimesMy Three Lessons as a Psychiatrist in Romania  Psychiatric Times

Analysis | Here's Why Romanian Politics Is Blowing Up Yet Again - Washington PostAnalysis | Here's Why Romanian Politics Is Blowing Up Yet Again  Washington Post

Romania's autumn fairs delight all ages, incomes - Saying goodbye to summers - Economic TimesRomania's autumn fairs delight all ages, incomes - Saying goodbye to summers  Economic Times

AP PHOTOS: Romania's autumn fairs delight all ages, incomes - Associated PressAP PHOTOS: Romania's autumn fairs delight all ages, incomes  Associated Press

Romania initiates new talks with Volkswagen over car plant: report - ReutersRomania initiates new talks with Volkswagen over car plant: report  Reuters

Romania and Hungary will nominate new picks for European Commission - EuronewsRomania and Hungary will nominate new picks for European Commission  Euronews

Airbus Helicopters considers giving up factory in Romania - Romania-Insider.comAirbus Helicopters considers giving up factory in Romania  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's anti-fraud department checks EU-funded projects managed by USR leader - Romania-Insider.comRomania's anti-fraud department checks EU-funded projects managed by USR leader  Romania-Insider.com

Romania, back in the race for Volkswagen plant as group pauses investment in Turkey - Romania-Insider.comRomania, back in the race for Volkswagen plant as group pauses investment in Turkey  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's Dacia is largest company in Southeast Europe - Emerging EuropeRomania's Dacia is largest company in Southeast Europe  Emerging Europe

Romania's former anti-graft chief confirmed as EU's top prosecutor - CNARomania's former anti-graft chief confirmed as EU's top prosecutor  CNA

Romania's OMV Petrom reports new gas discovery - Budapest Business JournalRomania's OMV Petrom reports new gas discovery  Budapest Business Journal

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia compete for VW plant after Turkey put on hold - Automotive News EuropeBulgaria, Romania, Serbia compete for VW plant after Turkey put on hold  Automotive News Europe

Britain pays out £1million a year in child benefits to kids who live in Romania - The SunBritain pays out £1million a year in child benefits to kids who live in Romania  The Sun

Bulgaria, Romania, Greece top EU Social Exclusion indicators - New EuropeBulgaria, Romania, Greece top EU Social Exclusion indicators  New Europe

Romania's PM-designate: Our option is for a single-party government - Romania-Insider.comRomania's PM-designate: Our option is for a single-party government  Romania-Insider.com

Gabriel Voicila (PwC Romania) joins BR's Foreign Investors Summit - Business ReviewGabriel Voicila (PwC Romania) joins BR's Foreign Investors Summit  Business Review

Romanian president set to name new premier after government falls - The Irish TimesRomanian president set to name new premier after government falls  The Irish Times

MEPs again reject Romanian, Hungarian 'commissioners' - EUobserverMEPs again reject Romanian, Hungarian 'commissioners'  EUobserver

Forest ranger reportedly murdered by lumber thieves in Northern Romania - Romania-Insider.comForest ranger reportedly murdered by lumber thieves in Northern Romania  Romania-Insider.com

Hazard sees red in NI U21s Euro qualifier defeat by Romania - BBC NewsHazard sees red in NI U21s Euro qualifier defeat by Romania  BBC News

EC president-elect rejects Romania's second proposal for commissioner - Romania-Insider.comEC president-elect rejects Romania's second proposal for commissioner  Romania-Insider.com

Romania Wins European Cybersecurity Challenge Competition | 2019-10-14 - Security MagazineRomania Wins European Cybersecurity Challenge Competition | 2019-10-14  Security Magazine

Romanians, the fastest-growing immigrant community in Brussels - Romania-Insider.comRomanians, the fastest-growing immigrant community in Brussels  Romania-Insider.com

Study reveals how often Romanians say thank you - Romania-Insider.comStudy reveals how often Romanians say thank you  Romania-Insider.com

BBC: Why does Romania, a country overflowing with rubbish, import more from abroad? - Romania-Insider.comBBC: Why does Romania, a country overflowing with rubbish, import more from abroad?  Romania-Insider.com

Romania Keeps Rates on Hold as Global Policy Turn Rules Out Hike - BloombergRomania Keeps Rates on Hold as Global Policy Turn Rules Out Hike  Bloomberg

Romania's second EU nominee at risk - EUobserverRomania's second EU nominee at risk  EUobserver

24 hours in Bucharest, Romania - The National24 hours in Bucharest, Romania  The National

Thousands come to the opening of the first Victoria's Secret shop in Romania - Romania-Insider.comThousands come to the opening of the first Victoria's Secret shop in Romania  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's Parliament votes out Dancila cabinet - Romania-Insider.comRomania's Parliament votes out Dancila cabinet  Romania-Insider.com

Romania signs cooperation deal with Airbus Helicopters amid plant relocation talk - SeeNewsRomania signs cooperation deal with Airbus Helicopters amid plant relocation talk  SeeNews

Alexandru Mitrita scores for Romania off the bench in 3-0 win - Hudson River BlueAlexandru Mitrita scores for Romania off the bench in 3-0 win  Hudson River Blue

Romanian film festival starts in London next week - Romania-Insider.comRomanian film festival starts in London next week  Romania-Insider.com

Red Bull SoundClash Romania 2019: Event info - Red BullRed Bull SoundClash Romania 2019: Event info  Red Bull

Ex-President's Securitate Ties Prick Romania's Uneasy Conscience - Balkan InsightEx-President's Securitate Ties Prick Romania's Uneasy Conscience  Balkan Insight

Romania's first anti-depression hub officially launched - Romania-Insider.comRomania's first anti-depression hub officially launched  Romania-Insider.com

Romanian gang raided luxury goods worth millions of pounds from 76 homes - Daily MailRomanian gang raided luxury goods worth millions of pounds from 76 homes  Daily Mail

Nearly 3000 Romanian magistrates targeted by anti-corruption investigations - report - Romania-Insider.comNearly 3000 Romanian magistrates targeted by anti-corruption investigations - report  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's OPCOM electricity spot prices - Oct 20, 2019 - SeeNewsRomania's OPCOM electricity spot prices - Oct 20, 2019  SeeNews

BR INTERVIEW. Ionut Simion (PwC): "Technology is Romania's only chance to catch up with developed countries" - Business ReviewBR INTERVIEW. Ionut Simion (PwC): "Technology is Romania's only chance to catch up with developed countries"  Business Review

Bucharest has one third of Romania's university graduates - Business ReviewBucharest has one third of Romania's university graduates  Business Review

Romanian president asks opposition chief to form government - POLITICO.euRomanian president asks opposition chief to form government  POLITICO.eu

Comment: Romania's message on Germany's national day – Gesundheit! - Romania-Insider.comComment: Romania's message on Germany's national day – Gesundheit!  Romania-Insider.com

Vikings Alexander Ludwig praises 'beautiful parents' for their support - Metro.co.ukVikings Alexander Ludwig praises 'beautiful parents' for their support  Metro.co.uk

Laura Kovesi: Romania's ex-corruption chief speaks after EU public prosecutor support - EuronewsLaura Kovesi: Romania's ex-corruption chief speaks after EU public prosecutor support  Euronews

BBC features woman saving dogs from Romanian "kill centers" - Romania-Insider.comBBC features woman saving dogs from Romanian "kill centers"  Romania-Insider.com

Romanian national sentenced in skimming scheme - KTVI Fox 2 St. LouisRomanian national sentenced in skimming scheme  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

These are the game - changers: Meet the winners of the Romania Insider Awards, 2019 - Romania-Insider.comThese are the game - changers: Meet the winners of the Romania Insider Awards, 2019  Romania-Insider.com

Bank analyst says Romania's industry is in recession - Romania-Insider.comBank analyst says Romania's industry is in recession  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's Apuseni Mountains on CNN's list of Europe's most beautiful places - Romania-Insider.comRomania's Apuseni Mountains on CNN's list of Europe's most beautiful places  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's president: Next week we will have a new Government! - Romania-Insider.comRomania's president: Next week we will have a new Government!  Romania-Insider.com

Romanian is European cluster manager of 2019 - Romania-Insider.comRomanian is European cluster manager of 2019  Romania-Insider.com

Amazon workers in India, Romania could be watching Cloud Cam home footage - Business StandardAmazon workers in India, Romania could be watching Cloud Cam home footage  Business Standard

Driving in Romania: Tougher sanctions enter into force this weekend - Romania-Insider.comDriving in Romania: Tougher sanctions enter into force this weekend  Romania-Insider.com

What are Joe Biden's dealings in Romania, invoked by Donald Trump's lawyer? - Romania-Insider.comWhat are Joe Biden's dealings in Romania, invoked by Donald Trump's lawyer?  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's anti-organized crime head resigns following president's request - Romania-Insider.comRomania's anti-organized crime head resigns following president's request  Romania-Insider.com

Actress Tamara Buciuceanu, “the lady of the Romanian comedy,” dies at age 90 - Romania-Insider.comActress Tamara Buciuceanu, “the lady of the Romanian comedy,” dies at age 90  Romania-Insider.com

Romania Acquits Securitate Officers of Dissident's Death - Balkan InsightRomania Acquits Securitate Officers of Dissident's Death  Balkan Insight

Serinus Energy makes progress in Romania and Tunisia - ShareCastSerinus Energy makes progress in Romania and Tunisia  ShareCast

Romania's Kövesi to become the EU's first chief prosecutor | News - EU NewsRomania's Kövesi to become the EU's first chief prosecutor | News  EU News

Romania presidential elections 2019: Eight presidential candidates earn more than Romania's president - Romania-Insider.comRomania presidential elections 2019: Eight presidential candidates earn more than Romania's president  Romania-Insider.com

European arrest warrant for Dutchman in Romanian child murder case - DutchNews.nlEuropean arrest warrant for Dutchman in Romanian child murder case  DutchNews.nl

Global technology firm Webhelp takes over Romanian peer PitechPlus - Romania-Insider.comGlobal technology firm Webhelp takes over Romanian peer PitechPlus  Romania-Insider.com

Teenage dart-throwing sensation from N.S. heads to World Masters competition - CTV NewsTeenage dart-throwing sensation from N.S. heads to World Masters competition  CTV News

EU Council confirms Romanian as first European chief prosecutor - Romania-Insider.comEU Council confirms Romanian as first European chief prosecutor  Romania-Insider.com

Torturers of Romanian anti-communist dissident acquitted - Romania-Insider.comTorturers of Romanian anti-communist dissident acquitted  Romania-Insider.com

Number of pay TV subscriptions exceed that of households in Romania - Romania-Insider.comNumber of pay TV subscriptions exceed that of households in Romania  Romania-Insider.com

PwC: Gross wages in Romanian private companies rise by 9.5% in 2019 - Romania-Insider.comPwC: Gross wages in Romanian private companies rise by 9.5% in 2019  Romania-Insider.com

It's official: A Romanian will be the first EU Chief Prosecutor - Romania-Insider.comIt's official: A Romanian will be the first EU Chief Prosecutor  Romania-Insider.com

Romania's TAROM Wants To Fly Nonstop To The US - One Mile at a TimeRomania's TAROM Wants To Fly Nonstop To The US  One Mile at a Time

Man wanted for Romanian child murder kills himself, driving into a lorry - DutchNews.nlMan wanted for Romanian child murder kills himself, driving into a lorry  DutchNews.nl

New move to promote BRI cooperation in Romania - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaNew move to promote BRI cooperation in Romania - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

UEFA sanctions Hungary, Slovakia, Romania for racism - RTE.ieUEFA sanctions Hungary, Slovakia, Romania for racism  RTE.ie