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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wbir.com | Rick Steves: Centuries-old traditions endure in Romania's ... - WBIR-TV

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wbir.com | Rick Steves: Centuries-old traditions endure in Romania's ...
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Romania is full of surprises and wonderful people. And as you leave the capital of Bucharest, it gets even better. In the Romanian countryside, the nation's ...

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China-Topping Growth Sparks Troubling Flashback in Romania ... - Bloomberg

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China-Topping Growth Sparks Troubling Flashback in Romania ...
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The last time Romania's economy outpaced China's was 2008, shortly before financial crisis engulfed most of the planet. Politicians basked in that success ...

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Pupils help send festive boxes to Romania - Times & Star

Pupils help send festive boxes to Romania
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The generosity of West Cumbrians will help give people in Romania a Christmas to remember. Around 300 shoeboxes full of gifts have been collected for Convoy Aid Romania in a project led locally by Howard and Barbara Jones. The couple have been ...



Romanian ecosystems need EU protection - Science Magazine

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Romanian ecosystems need EU protection
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The Jiu River, located in Romania's Jiu Gorge National Park, is the last free-flowing big montane river in the Romanian Carpathians (1). The Hidroelectrica Company has proposed the creation of two redundant dams on the Jiu (1). The project threatens ...



Wine: if you're after a bargain, look to Romania - The Guardian

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Wine: if you're after a bargain, look to Romania
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Wine has been made in Romania for centuries, but was terribly brutalised under communist rule. When Ceausescu's dictatorship ended in 1989, the country began the slow process of returning land to its rightful owners and some are now making very good ...



Commission reports on progress in Romania under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism - EU News

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Commission reports on progress in Romania under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism
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The European Commission issued today its latest report on steps taken by Romania to meet its commitments on judicial reform and the fight against corruption, in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) set up when the country ...
The Brief: Bulgaria, Romania and Juncker's curtain callEURACTIV
Brussels sees slow progress on Bulgarian and Romanian reforms ...POLITICO.eu
CVM report: Challenges to Romania's judicial independence, serious source of concernRomania-Insider.com
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Quartet included in matchday squad for Romania - Bristol Rugby (press release)

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Quartet included in matchday squad for Romania
Bristol Rugby (press release)
Quartet included in matchday squad for Romania. Thursday, November 16th 2017. Chris Vui continues to skipper Samoa ahead of the Autumn test with Romania in Bucharest on Saturday (3pm KO). The Bristol Rugby lock is joined by Jack Lam in the pack, ...



1900s Romanian immigrant lifted the lid on St. Paul's wretched poverty - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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1900s Romanian immigrant lifted the lid on St. Paul's wretched poverty
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Carol Aronovici was kicked out of his native Romania in his late teens for advocating peasants' rights. He emigrated to America in 1900 working as a laborer and teaching immigrants in New Jersey. After earning a degree from Cornell University and a ...



Romania Closes One Case Against Russia's Lukoil, Related Trial Still On - Rigzone

Romania Closes One Case Against Russia's Lukoil, Related Trial Still On
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BUCHAREST/MOSCOW, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Romanian prosecutors have decided to close a criminal case against Russia's Petrotel Lukoil refinery in Romania over allegations of money laundering, although the trial of a larger related case continues, they ...



Romania expels Serb for alleged military espionage attempt - Washington Post

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Romania expels Serb for alleged military espionage attempt
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BUCHAREST, Romania A Romanian court has expelled and banned a pro-Russian Serbian nationalist for 15 years after he showed an interest in obtaining classified information on Romanian military installations. Romania's Intelligence Service said ...
Romania expels pro-Russian Serb for photographing military radarReuters
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