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Gabriela Baicu

About Gabriela Baicu

Gabriela Baicu holds a Ph.D. in international economics with the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, where she has remained as an Associate Professor. She also continues to provide management consulting services for public institutions with a focus on strategies and institutional capacity and to the private sector as well supporting companies achieve their growth potential. Gabriela graduated from the Polytechnical University of Bucharest as an engineer and scientific researcher in applied electronics. Having worked in engineering and afterwards as Director General for foreign invesments with the Romanian Government, she has a deep knowledge and interest in those fields.

Romania’s EU Membership Was Slow to Be Appreciated But Now the Tide Is Turning

Romanian Palace Of Parliament

It was on January 1, 2007, some fifty years after the creation of the European Economic Community, in the Treaty of Rome, that Romania officially became a full member of the European Union. The country’s road towards integration has lasted fourteen years after signing the Association Agreement, back in 1993. It has been a long journey, full of hurdles, in parallel with the process of modernising the country and of consolidating the rule of law in our young democracy. Continue reading Romania’s EU Membership Was Slow to Be Appreciated But Now the Tide Is Turning

After 25 Years of Restructuring, the Romanian Power Sector Is at a Crossroad

In November 2016, the Romanian Ministry of Economy posted a preliminary draft of the energy sector 2016-2030 for public consultation, with a year 2050 perspective. It tackles all energy resources such as crude oil, natural gas, coal, biomass and energetic waste, and includes special sections for electricity.  This is, therefore, the occasion for a review of the Romanian power sector and its evolution over the past 25 years. Continue reading After 25 Years of Restructuring, the Romanian Power Sector Is at a Crossroad