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California Dreamin’ »

A train that transports ammunition for a strategic American mission in Kosovo is halted for five days in a Romanian countryside station. The reason: the overly zealous, high binder railway chief requires presentation of the official paperwork for the delivery. Obviously, the papers have never been issued since no one thought that such a delivery [...]

A world without Romania »

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The economic situation of Romania »

The Romanian economy is characterized by high growth, low unemployment, and declining inflation. In the last 5 years Romania consolidated its macroeconomic stability. Its GDP growth rate in real terms was 6.1% in 2007, one of the highest in Europe and it’s expected to continue to grow at a steady pace of around 6% a [...]

Valentine’s Day in Romania »

The traditional day when Romanian celebrates love is February 24th and the holiday is called Dragobete. Dragobete is the name of a folklore character that is identified with Cupid.
In Romania, this day is known as “the day when the birds are getting engaged” and it is considered the first day of spring.

National Day of Romania »

December 1st is the national day of Romania. Romanians celebrate 89 years from the union of Transylvania, Bessarabia and Bucovina with Romania, a union which will always remain a salient event in the history. Not only because it was the result of political work, a military victory, or a government struggle but because it represents [...]