Galati Port during its Porto-Franco Status

Author:Stefan Gheorghe
Position:Danubius University of Galati, Faculty of Economic Sciences
European Integration -
Galati P
Danubius University of Galati,
Status concession
development of Galati and its p
commerce both before and after
presence of numerous consulates
in commercial activities. Once w
reduces signi ficantly due to n
Black Sea. Consequently, comm
accelerated by the governments’
Keywords: porto-franco status
; f
The early XIX century is charact
Powers engaged in large-
monarchies, the end of the Napo
the crowned heads of Europe. Ne
through Nap
oleon's armies on th
Holy Alliance (concluded betwee
punish any destabilizing attempt
the "sick man of Europe"-
the O
solve the cause by removing the
interested in this regard).
he Romanian Principalities of M
its attempts to modernize societ
production liaisons, exchange a
paradoxically the gap between t
national considerations make the
nobility, marginalized a
nd exclud
reaction results from the threat o
political ones in favour of the Gr
of particular social categories, thr
spread in all walks and strata of t
from the Balkans
favours the P
(Lolescu, 2003)
es and Perspectives
i Port during its Porto
-Franco Status
Stefan Gheorghe
ati, Faculty of Economic Sciences,
n as porto
from 1837 contributed substantially a
s proximity area, turning it into a true driving force of the Ro
ter the Principalities Union. Its economic relevance woul d be
tes and representations which protected the interest of foreign
e with the P rincipalities Union, the harbour’s role in th e Ro
ew arisen opportunities offered by the territory between the
mercial exchanges on the Danube stream would diminish, t
ts’ policy for cancelling its status as free port
after 1882.
; foreign lieges; governments’ policy
acterized, externally, by fierce territorial divergence
e military conflicts.
The year 1815 represents for
poleonic era thus foreshadowing ominous major ch
Nevertheless, the dissemination of the French Revo
the entire continent thus arriving in the Romania
een Austria, Prussia and Russia in Vienna, 1815)
pt of the existing political situati
on in Europe. The
Ottoman Empire
will capture the attention of the
the Ottoman Empire from Europe. (Russia and A
f Moldavia and Wallachia endure the Phanariot sy
iety, proves unable to keep up with the times. T
e and a growing interest in productio
n profital
n the factual reality and state law. Moreover, sign
the Phanariot system to be less desirable than ever
luded from public affairs, wanting the return of th
t of losing their remaining economic privileges afte
Due to the Ottoman trade monopoly
through the existence of numerous internal customs
f the population
Additionally, the international con
Principalities’ emancipation attempts from the O
at the economic
Romanian external
be valida
ted by the
gn citizens involved
Romanian economy
the Danube and the
, this process being
nces between the Great
for the main European
r changes in the fate of
evolution ideas unfolds
nian Principalities. The
5) will take the right to
he problems caused by
the European states to
Austria being mainly
t system which, despite
s. The development of
italization will deepen
ignificant political and
ver, much of the native
the native reigns. This
fter the removal of the
cking the development
ms, discontent starts to
context of the uprisings
Ottoman domination.

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