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Sale of Agricultural Land to Non-Residents – An Attempt on National Security

Henriette Cristiana Calin (), Anca Marina Izvoranu () and Ioana Claudia Todirica ()
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Henriette Cristiana Calin: Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Anca Marina Izvoranu: Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Ioana Claudia Todirica: Bucharest University of Economic Studies


Abstract: Nowadays, the land grabbing phenomenon in the European Union has grown, increasing the number of land transactions on a large scale, causing the loss of national identity over time. The present study examines the phenomena that have taken place in land capture and their influence on food security. Although the Romanian people have been endowed with the sense of property since ancient times, the moment of joining the European Union was a conscious attack on the way through the loss of national land dowry. The problem was underestimated, and the implications that followed were not estimated. Many of the EU Member States did not directly restrict the right of landowners to land, but by imposing standard criteria to be replicated because national interests and laws were superstitious to European ones. The temptation of the Romanian land lower price should not be neglected as in some cases is up to ten times smaller than in the developed European countries. This was an attraction factor for foreigners eager to invest in land. At the same time, the lack of high performance equipment has been an impediment to Romanian landowners against foreign investors, and they have the advantage of high possibility of investments. The research is based on European Union Reports and Eurostat Database and Romanian National Institute of Statistics.

Keywords: land market; foreigners; land grabbing; food safety; Romania (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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