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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Romania

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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. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

Romania, which joined the european union on 1 january 2007, began the transition from communism in 1989 with a largely obsolete industrial base and a pattern of output unsuited to the country's needs. the country emerged in 2000 from a punishing three-year recession thanks to strong demand in eu export markets. domestic consumption and investment have fueled strong gdp growth in recent years, but have led to large current account imbalances. romania's macroeconomic gains have only recently started to spur creation of a middle class and address romania's widespread poverty. corruption and red tape continue to handicap its business environment. inflation rose in 2007 for the first time in eight years, driven in part by the depreciation of the currency, rising energy costs, a nation-wide drought affecting food prices, and a relaxation of fiscal discipline. romania hopes to adopt the euro by 2014.

Environmental Issues

Soil erosion and degradation; water pollution; air pollution in south from industrial effluents; contamination of danube delta wetlands

Government Type



22,246,862 (july 2008 est.)


Southeastern europe, bordering the black sea, between bulgaria and ukraine


Total: 237,500 sq km land: 230,340 sq km water: 7,160 sq km

Slightly smaller than oregon

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: none conventional short form: romania local long form: none local short form: romania


Name: bucharest geographic coordinates: 44 26 n, 26 06 e time difference: utc+2 (7 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

Military Service

18 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription officially ended october 2006; all military inductees (including women) contract for an initial 5-year term of service; subsequent voluntary service contracts are for successive 3-year terms until the age of 36 (2006)

International Disputes

The icj gave ukraine until december 2006 to reply, and romania until june 2007 to issue a rejoinder, in their dispute submitted in 2004 over ukrainian-administered zmiyinyy/serpilor (snake) island and black sea maritime boundary delimitation; romania also opposes ukraine's reopening of a navigation canal from the danube border through ukraine to the black sea

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

1 Romania Job Found

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