THE STAGE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ROMANIA â€“ COMPARISON WITH THE CEE COUNTRIES
In this article we carried out a relative evaluation of the sustainable development level of Romania, by classifying within the ten states which later became EU members, which are closer from the point of view of development. In this analysis we used the aggregate indicator of the relative level of sustainable development which includes eight diagnosis variables characterising the sustainable development of the countries and we could point out the place of Romania within the 10 analysed countries but also the fields of sustainable development which have to be followed with priority on the level of Romania but also the stage of reaching the proposed objectives within the National Strategy regarding Sustainable Development.
The results of the research pointed out the existence of a serious disparity between Romania and the other Member States regarding the progress towards sustainable development and the need for urgent actions. Romania still has an intensive economy, a consumption economy of the resources, a society and an administration, which is still looking for a unitary vision on sustainable development. It is compulsory that Romania reduces the economic, social and technological deficiencies as compared to the EU countries.