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During the first years of the Cold War, Romania was isolated in terms of foreign policy, and forced to develop relations mainly with the USSR and other socialist states. During the de-Stalinization period, the East-West relations improved and Romania started to rebuilt its relations with the West, especially economic relations. This article briefly presents the re-establishment of Romania's relations with the Scandinavian states, in the context of the improved Romanian-West relations.    



Relatiile externe ale României cu Occidentul au fost la începutul Razboiului Rece extrem de reduse. În acest context contactele cu statele din Nordul Europei s-au diminuat atât cantitativ, cât si calitativ. Dupa moarte lui Stalin si odata cu începerea destalinizarii, s-a creat o situatie favorabila reluarii si dezvoltarii relatiilor dintre România si Occident. În acest context, România va relua si adânci relatiile sale si cu statele scandinave. Între aceste state, Finlanda avea o relatie speciala cu URSS. Astfel, nu este de mirare, ca România s-a orientat mai întâi catre Finlanda, un stat totodata neutru, care putea asigura tranzitia de la izolarea României în materie de relatii externe cu Occidentul, la relatii mai bune cu acesta. Articolul de fata concluzioneaza ca relatiile României cu tarile nordice în perioada postbelica au fost direct determinate de o serie de factori precum: relatiile dintre Est si Vest în general, relatiile României cu Vestul sau relatiile Finlandei cu URSS.      


Keywords: Romania, Scandinavia, perceptions, foreign relations, East-West cooperation


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Seventh annual international conference on Baltic and Nordic Studies in Romania. Good governance in Romania and the Nordic and Baltic countries

Nicolae Iorga Institute of History of the Romanian Academy, Romania
November 24-25, 2016

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Vol. 7, issue 2 of The Romanian Journal of Baltic and Nordic Studies has been published online. Please, access it free of charge here


Starting: in groups: from 1st to 13th of August. Individually courses are held all summer.
Duration of the course: The Course runs for 4-6 academic hours per day, with Language practice for 44 hours and Lithuanian history, literature and ethnology for 6 hours.
Languages of instruction: English, Russian, French, Italian, Lithuanian.
Place: in the center of Vilnius – Gediminas ave. 26.
Certification: students will receive a Lithuanian language Summer Course Certificate.
Separate groups for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students are planned.
During the courses various cultural program are planned: excursions in Lithuania, degustation of traditional Lithuanian dishes, ethno cultural events, visiting some museums, creative workshops with famous Lithuanian artists.
More information:…/lithuani…/intensyvus-vasaros-kursai-1/
Time: 1-12 of August, in groups. All summer indivual courses takes place.
Starting: in group on August 1-12. Individual courses are held all summer.
Duration: 20 acad. hours (10 days, 2 acad. hours per day).
Explaining languages: English, Russian, Lithuanian.
Place: Gediminas ave. 26, Vilnius.
Certificate: at the end of the course every participant will get the LINGUA LITUANICA certificate.
Classes take place in small groups.
On Saturdays it is possible to go to excursions with parents.
More information:…/lithuanian-language…/kursai-vaikams-1/
Registration to the courses: you can register to the courses by the internet, email: or directly coming to the institute Gediminas ave. 26, Vilnius.

7 octombrie 2015

A aparut Norsk-Rumensk ordbok. Dictionar norvegian-roman, vol. 1, autori Arno Halvorsen si Crina Leon. Acesta poate fi consultat la biblioteca online a Asociatiei Romane pentru Studii Baltice si Nordice.

Dictionar norvegian roman vol 1