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Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski
Traian Băsescu and Abdullah Gül, the presidents of Romania and Turkey, signed a declaration of strategic partnership for the two countries on 12 December in Ankara. This declaration emphasises the special nature of Romanian-Turkish…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Marta Szpala
On 19 October the Chinese corporation China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group entered into an agreement for access to confidential information concerning the development of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania. During that…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski
On 12 October the first joint session of the governments of Romania and Bulgaria in history was held. The prime ministers of the two countries established a mechanism of regular intergovernmental consultations in order to strengthen…
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Romania wants to establish closer economic co-operation with China as a consequence of its serious difficulties in obtaining Western financial backing for a number of infrastructural projects of strategic significance for Bucharest.…
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On 9 June the Council of the European Union postponed at until least September 2011 the decision to include Bulgaria and Romania in the Schengen zone, despite the fact that both countries fulfil the technical membership requirements.…
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On 18 May Ukraine's foreign minister, Kostyantyn Hryshchenko visited Romania. Although this visit – the first in six years by the head of Ukrainian diplomacy – to Bucharest did not bring tangible results, it seems to have revealed a…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski
Bulgaria and Romania are intensifying their efforts to build a coalition of countries supporting the enlargement, since membership of the Schengen Area is a priority issue in foreign policy and an essential element of internal debate…
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On 18 April the Romanian parliament confirmed the freezing of salaries for teachers until the end of 2011 and limited the possibility of concluding multilateral contracts of employment (the ‘law on social dialogue’). This is another…
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The celebration of the anniversary of the Spring of Nations was organised by the Hungarian minority in Romania on 15 March. The way it was held provided a pretext for a very sharp attack by the Romanian left-wing and liberal…
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On 20 January the German company RWE, the French GDF Suez and the Spanish Iberdrola announced that they were pulling out of the project of the extension of the Cernavodă nuclear power plant. Thus the companies joined the…