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Kingdom of Sweden

Overview

The Romanian-Swedish relations are very good, based on close cooperation in areas of common interest.

Sweden consistently supported all political-decisional levels (government, Parliament) Romania's EU integration goal in 2007. It was the first Scandinavian country to ratify the Accession Treaty of Romania and Bulgaria to the EU.

It also liberalised the Swedish labour market for Romanian citizens, as of January 1, 2007.

The first Romanian-Swedish relations date back to the 16th century, the rulers of Moldova with frequent contacts with Swedish kings.

Following the defeat at Poltava, 1709, King Carl XII of Sweden spent almost five years in Bender/Tighina (currently Republic of Moldova), during which he had numerous contacts with the then rulers of Moldavia and Romanian country (Dimitrie Cantemir and Nicolae Mavrecordat, respectively Constantin Brâncoveanu and Stefan Cantacuzino).

In the second half of the 19th century, especially after the Romanian independence War, several Swedish consulates were established in our country (Brăila, consulate 1852; Galaţi, Viceconsulat-1851-Consulate of 1893; Bucharest, Viceconsulat-1852-Consulate General of 1907; Constanţa, Viceconsulat-1880), as well as Romanian consulates in Sweden (Stockholm, Consulate General honorary-6 March 1880; Göteborg, Honorary consulate-December 19, 1889 and Malmö, honorary consulate-December 12, 1901).

The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established at the end of the Legation on 19 March 1916 (the date of entry into operation of the Romanian legation in Stockholm-the diplomatic representation of Sweden in Bucharest was established in 1921) and raised at the Embassy on 31 January 1964.

It is worth mentioning that during the Second World War, Sweden represented Romanian interests in the UK (from 15 February 1941); US (from December 1941); Brazil (from April 1942) and Argentina (from March 1944), through the Swedish legations in the respective countries and in Hong Kong (from June 1941) and Beirut (from July 1941) through Swedish consulates.

 

Diplomatic representation

Embassies:  

Honorary consulates:

Honorary consulates of Romania in Sweden:

  • Göteborg 
  • Malmö

Honorary consulates of Sweden in Romania:

Romanian cultural Institutes in Sweden: Stockholm