6th anniversary of Romania6th anniversary of Romaniain the European Unionin the European UnionThe National Pedagogic Colle...
IIs Romania part of the EU?s Romania part of the EU? Situated in SE Europe, Romania is aSituated in SE Europe, Romania is...
NegotiationsNegotiations RomaniRomaniaa was the first country of post-communistwas the first country of post-communist Eu...
NegociationsNegociations During the 2000s, Romania implemented a number of reforms to prepareDuring the 2000s, Romania im...
NegociationsNegociations The Brussels European Council of DecemberThe Brussels European Council of December17 200417 2004...
TreatyTreaty The date of accession, 1 January 2007, was set at theThe date of accession, 1 January 2007, was set at theTh...
Romania –EU member- 1st ofRomania –EU member- 1st ofJanuary 2007January 2007 The Romanian president said EU entry was anT...
Do Romanians speak English inDo Romanians speak English inRomania?Romania? TThe national language is Romanian and there a...
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  1. 1. 6th anniversary of Romania6th anniversary of Romaniain the European Unionin the European UnionThe National Pedagogic CollegeThe National Pedagogic CollegeC. BrătescuC. Brătescu
  2. 2. IIs Romania part of the EU?s Romania part of the EU? Situated in SE Europe, Romania is aSituated in SE Europe, Romania is a developing countrydeveloping country and aand aplace of interest for many foreigners. In 2007, Romania wasplace of interest for many foreigners. In 2007, Romania wasaccepted as a full EU member state. Romania has made steadyaccepted as a full EU member state. Romania has made steadyeconomic progress in the past 20 years, after the fall of theeconomic progress in the past 20 years, after the fall of thecommunist regime. However, Romania still has to fightcommunist regime. However, Romania still has to fightagainst a high level of corruption. Before the World War 2against a high level of corruption. Before the World War 2(WW2) Romania was a(WW2) Romania was a wealthywealthy European state, whoseEuropean state, whoseeconomy was mainly based on agriculture. The economic andeconomy was mainly based on agriculture. The economic andpolitical situation have changed dramatically after thepolitical situation have changed dramatically after thecommunists took over power and its new leaders sympathizedcommunists took over power and its new leaders sympathizedwith the Russian regime at the end of WW2. Nowadays,with the Russian regime at the end of WW2. Nowadays,Romania is working hard to regain its position among theRomania is working hard to regain its position among theleading European nations. Romanias population totals nearlyleading European nations. Romanias population totals nearly22 million people. The official language is22 million people. The official language is RomanianRomanian, which, whichis the onlyis the only LatinLatin language spoken in SE Europe.language spoken in SE Europe.
  3. 3. NegotiationsNegotiations RomaniRomaniaa was the first country of post-communistwas the first country of post-communist Europe toEurope tohave official relations with the European Community. In 1974,have official relations with the European Community. In 1974,a treaty included Romania in the Communitys Generalizea treaty included Romania in the Communitys GeneralizeddSystem of Preferences. Since the Romanian RevolutionSystem of Preferences. Since the Romanian Revolution ofof1989, European Union (EU) membership has been the main1989, European Union (EU) membership has been the maingoal of every Romanian Government and practically everygoal of every Romanian Government and practically everypolitical party in Romania. Romania signed its Europepolitical party in Romania. Romania signed its EuropeAgreement in 1993, and submitted its official application forAgreement in 1993, and submitted its official application formembership in the EU in 1995, the third of the post–membership in the EU in 1995, the third of the post–communist European countries to do so after Hungary andcommunist European countries to do so after Hungary andPoland. Along with its official EU application, RomaniaPoland. Along with its official EU application, Romaniasubmitted the “Snagov Declaration”, signed by all fourteensubmitted the “Snagov Declaration”, signed by all fourteenmajor political parties declaring their full support for EUmajor political parties declaring their full support for EUmembership.membership.
  4. 4. NegociationsNegociations During the 2000s, Romania implemented a number of reforms to prepareDuring the 2000s, Romania implemented a number of reforms to preparefor EU accession, including the consolidation of its democratic systems,for EU accession, including the consolidation of its democratic systems,the institution of the rule of law, the acknowledgement of respect forthe institution of the rule of law, the acknowledgement of respect forhuman rights, the commitment to personal freedom of expression, and thehuman rights, the commitment to personal freedom of expression, and theimplementation of a functioning free-market economy. The objective ofimplementation of a functioning free-market economy. The objective ofjoining the EU has also influenced Romanias regional relations. As ajoining the EU has also influenced Romanias regional relations. As aresult, Romania has imposed visa regimes on a number of states, includingresult, Romania has imposed visa regimes on a number of states, includingRussia, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey and Moldova.Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey and Moldova. Within the framework of integration meetings held between the EUWithin the framework of integration meetings held between the EUmember states and Bulgaria, an Association Committee was held on 22member states and Bulgaria, an Association Committee was held on 22June 2004. It confirmed overall good progress for the preparation ofJune 2004. It confirmed overall good progress for the preparation ofaccession; however, it highlighted the need for further reform of Bulgariasaccession; however, it highlighted the need for further reform of Bulgariasjudicial structures, particularly in its pre-trial phases, as well as the needjudicial structures, particularly in its pre-trial phases, as well as the needfor further efforts to fight against political corruption and organized crime,for further efforts to fight against political corruption and organized crime,including human trafficking. There was also, according to the report,including human trafficking. There was also, according to the report,limited progress regarding the integration of the Roma community. Thelimited progress regarding the integration of the Roma community. Thefindings were reflected in the 2004 Regular Reportfindings were reflected in the 2004 Regular Report..
  5. 5. NegociationsNegociations The Brussels European Council of DecemberThe Brussels European Council of December17 200417 2004 confirmed the conclusion of accessionconfirmed the conclusion of accessionnegotiations with Bulgaria. The 26 Septembernegotiations with Bulgaria. The 26 September2006 monitoring report of the European2006 monitoring report of the EuropeanCommission confirmed the date once more,Commission confirmed the date once more,also announcing that Bulgaria and Romaniaalso announcing that Bulgaria and Romaniawould meet no direct restrictions, but progresswould meet no direct restrictions, but progressin certain areasin certain areas,, would be strictly monitored.would be strictly monitored.
  6. 6. TreatyTreaty The date of accession, 1 January 2007, was set at theThe date of accession, 1 January 2007, was set at theThessalonikiThessaloniki Summit in 2003 and confirmed inSummit in 2003 and confirmed inBrussels on 18 June 2004. Bulgaria, Romania and theBrussels on 18 June 2004. Bulgaria, Romania and theEU-25 signed the Treaty of Accession on 25 AprilEU-25 signed the Treaty of Accession on 25 April2005 at Luxembourg2005 at Luxembourg s Neumuenster Abbey.s Neumuenster Abbey. The 26 September 2006 monitoring report of theThe 26 September 2006 monitoring report of theEuropean Commission confirmed the entry date as 1European Commission confirmed the entry date as 1January 2007. The last instrument of ratification ofJanuary 2007. The last instrument of ratification ofthe Treaty of Accession was deposited with thethe Treaty of Accession was deposited with theItalian government on 20 December 2006 therebyItalian government on 20 December 2006 therebyensuring it came into force on 1 January 2007ensuring it came into force on 1 January 2007..
  7. 7. Romania –EU member- 1st ofRomania –EU member- 1st ofJanuary 2007January 2007 The Romanian president said EU entry was anThe Romanian president said EU entry was an"enormous chance for future generations""enormous chance for future generations" .. Romania and BulgariaRomania and Bulgaria accession means theaccession means theEU now has 27 members and half a billionEU now has 27 members and half a billionpeople, and stretches as far east as the Blackpeople, and stretches as far east as the BlackSea.Sea. TThe EU flag was raised outside thehe EU flag was raised outside thegovernment headquarters in Bucharest to thegovernment headquarters in Bucharest to theEuropean anthem, Beethovens Ode to Joy.European anthem, Beethovens Ode to Joy.
  8. 8. Do Romanians speak English inDo Romanians speak English inRomania?Romania? TThe national language is Romanian and there arehe national language is Romanian and there areseveral different dialects.several different dialects.Also the French language is very important inAlso the French language is very important inRomania.Romania. YYes, they do. A great number of Romanians have anes, they do. A great number of Romanians have animpressively high level of English. By the time theyimpressively high level of English. By the time theyare in high school students are already using Upperare in high school students are already using UpperIntermediate and Advanced books. Its one of the onlyIntermediate and Advanced books. Its one of the onlycountries that has what they call "super-advanced"countries that has what they call "super-advanced"coursebooks.coursebooks.

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