Government building in Romania

Romania is a country located in Southeastern and Central Europe. It shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova to the northeast, and Bulgaria to the south. As a nation-state, the country was formed by the merging of Moldavia and Wallachia in 1859 and it gained recognition of its independence in 1878. At the end of World War II, parts of its territories were occupied by USSR and Romania became a member of the Warsaw Pact. With the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, Romania started a series of political and economic reforms and joined the European Union in January 1, 2007.

Romanian—primary goal of this site is to sell travel guides, but lots of interesting information available online

Embassy of Romania—Washington, DC

Romanian Official Travel and Tourism Information

Human Rights

US Dept of State 2010 Human Rights Report

Amnesty International: Romanian Human Rights

Romania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Statement on Human Rights

Women’s Rights

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights: Women's Status in Romania