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Country overview

Romania is located in southeast Europe, near the Black Sea, and contains a population of 19.96 Million as per the 2014 World Bank statistics (World Bank). Romania is a former communist nation that joined NATO in 2004 and the European Union in 2007 (CIA). The primary industries include mining, timber, chemicals, and machine building. (Everyculture). Romania is currently a member of the European Association for Coal and Lignite (EURACOAL), an organization that works with the European Commission and European Parliament to discuss and debate on matters relating to coal mining in member EU countries.

Cultural environment

The official language of Romania is Romanian. 90% of the population is Romanian, 7% Hungarian, and 2% Roma. The labor force of Romania consists of 9.6 million people, 37% of whom work in agriculture, 34% in industry, and the remaining 29% in services. Romania has a current unemployment rate of 11% (Every Culture)

Romania, like most European countries, is very religious. 87% of the population practices Eastern orthodox, 6.8% are Protestants, 5.6% are Catholics, .4% are Muslim, and .2% are unaffiliated with any religion. Due to the large percentage of Eastern Orthodox residents, business transactions and scheduling should be avoided during the two weeks before and after Christmas as well as the weeks before and after Easter.

Hierarchy and titles are highly valued in Romania. It is common that the most senior person, considered the wisest, makes the decisions on behalf of the group. In terms of business negotiations, decision-making is done at the top of the organization.

Romanians tend to be formal,…...

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