Romanian Perspectives Regarding the Inter-War Plans of Creating a 'Danubian Confederation' Toward a European Danube Strategy Avant la Lettre

Colecţia de Studii IER Working Paper No. 31

65 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2011 Last revised: 24 Jan 2012

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Mihai Sebe

European Institute of Romania

Date Written: December 22, 2011

Abstract

The purpose of the current paper is to undergo a synthetic examination of the evolution of the Danube issue in inter-war Romania, to realise a synthetic presentation of the Romanian intellectual currents and evolutions, of a history of the plans for a Danubian organisation in the inter-war political and intellectual environment. The paper highlights the preoccupation of the Romanian elites concerning the evolutions on the European scene, by offering solutions and analysing from a scholarly perspective the envisaged propositions. The Romanian conception on the Danube area is characterised by the importance granted to the political aspect – equality of the riparian states, regulation of the regime of navigation, etc. We are dealing with a qualitative evolution that goes from a purely defensive reaction, of denial of the initial plans of Danubian regulation towards a proactive attitude, based upon solving issues and offering plans for organisation.

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Keywords: Danubian Confederation, Romania, inter-war period, Danube, Europe, regional construction

JEL Classification: A00, B10, B20, B30, F00, H00, N00, N14, N44, Z00

Suggested Citation

Sebe, Mihai, Romanian Perspectives Regarding the Inter-War Plans of Creating a 'Danubian Confederation' Toward a European Danube Strategy Avant la Lettre (December 22, 2011). Colecţia de Studii IER Working Paper No. 31, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1975888 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1975888

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