Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Statul Român


Romania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Romania (dated: Roumania; or Rumania; Romanian: România) is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast and east, and Bulgaria to the south. At 238,400 square kilometers, Romania is the ninth largest country of the European Union by area, and has the seventh largest population of the European Union with over 19 million people. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, the tenth largest city in the EU with about two million people. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 8.06, Rank: 30, Personal Freedom: 8.46, Economic Freedom: 7.66, Democracy Index: 6.22
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.66, Rank: 22
Romania | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 83, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 2
"The National Liberal Party (PNL) initiated two no-confidence votes against Prime Minister Victor Ponta and his cabinet in 2015, but neither won enough support to bring down his administration. However, Ponta resigned in November 2015 after dozens of people were killed in a fire at a Bucharest nightclub, an incident that prompted mass demonstrations against corruption and officials' perceived disregard for safety regulations."