Category Archives: Public Affairs

US Assistant Secretary Nuland: Romanian Rule of Law Raises Concerns

Victoria Nuland, US Assistant Secretary, has travelled to Romania on a two-day official visit marking Romania’s NATO accession tenth anniversary as well as related bilateral agreements. The United States has a profound interest in the continued development of the rule … Continue reading

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Romania: Why Don’t You Come Over? We speak better English than anywhere you’ve been in France

Originally posted on Communication for Development of Ideas:
With over 7 million immigrants living in the UK – about 11% of the population, notably from India (658k), Poland (521k) and Pakistan (452k), the UK is said to be fearing Romanian…

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EU Free Movement for Romania and Bulgaria

Happy New Year! Romania and Bulgaria have just been granted full EU rights as of today, 7 years after their accession into the European Union. Aside from alarmist voices, some people have actually taken to counting “influx” of Romanians at … Continue reading

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Romanian Penal Code Gets Penalized in Parliament

The Romanian Parliament has always been one of the most prolific national institutions. Some 588 MPs in a country of no more than 19.5 million people have provided us with valuable Penal Code amendments right before Christmas. Why would anyone … Continue reading

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What PISA 2012 Results Teach Romania About Education

On December 3, 2013, OECD released the PISA 2012 results for 65 participating countries and more than 510,000 students (15-year-olds) tested in reading, mathematics and science. Romania barely ranked 45 out of 65 countries with Shanghai-China leading the top of … Continue reading

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How Corrupt Is Your Country? Corruption Perceptions Index 2013

Some months ago I had written a post about corruption based on some national survey. The results showed that Romania’s perception of corruption is evident; however, most often than not Romanians shy away from pointing it in their everyday life … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Become a Proud Romanian

Ahead of national celebrations held on 1 December, Romanian news websites or agencies are incessantly promoting an invitation to consumerism. Practically, Romanians are told they might prove their love for their country by buying Romanian products, thus contributing to investments, … Continue reading

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