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ISSN: 2047-7031

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ISSN: 2047-7031  
Volume  3   Issue 1  2013  
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Article Abstract
Activity of Romanian Non-Governmental Organisational Entities in the Context of EU Integration
Keywords:  non-governmental organisational entities, SWOT analysis, civil society, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats.
Voicu Ioan
The reintegration into the European family after more than half a century has required a long phase of preparing the accession and was marked by a number of uncertainties. Since receiving the invitation to begin the negotiations in 1999, at the Helsinki Summit, when the internal expectations were low, upon the accession to the EU on January 1st, 2007, the constant pressure of the EU institutions on Romania has always been debated. What could have traditionally been interpreted as a surrender of national sovereignty in the range of some important decisions was translated by a pressure to reforms by the European Union. After the integration, the European Union remained the political institution directly affecting Romanians' lives and simultaneously enjoys the highest level of trust. The Romanian public opinion is among the most optimistic ones concerning the future of the Union, over 70% are optimistic in relation to future developments. However, this optimism is based on a trust that is not doubled also by an appropriate level of knowledge about the EU. According to this Eurobarometer, only about a quarter of Romanians consider they are well informed on the "European political matters", a percentage by 6% below the average at the level of the entire European Union. Only 15% of those interviewed consider that Romanian people are well informed, which reveals that there is a perception of a relative lack of interest in this aspect. On the other hand, according to a study about the European citizenship, Romanians show among the highest level (94%) of familiarity with the term of citizen of the EU.
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