Medal for Merit (Romania)

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National Medal For Merit
Medalia națională "Pentru Merit"
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Third class National Medal for Merit, civil division.
Awarded by The President of Romania
(since 2000)
Country Romania
TypeThree grade medal, with three divisions (civil, military, wartime)
EligibilityRomanian and foreign civilians and military personnel
Awarded forImportant services rendered in the interests of Romania.[1]
StatusCurrently awarded
Next (higher)Medal of Faithful Service[3]
Next (lower)Order of the Victory of the Romanian Revolution of December 1989[3]
RelatedNational Order for Merit
ROU Medal For Merit 2000 BAR.svg
Ribbon bar of the National Medal for Merit

The National Medal For Merit (Romanian: Medalia națională "Pentru Merit") is a state decoration which is part of the National System of Decorations of Romania. It is the sixth highest honour awarded by Romania ranking just behind the Medal of Faithful Service and ahead of the Order of the Victory of the Romanian Revolution of December 1989.[3]

Criteria and composition[edit]

The National Medal for Merit may be awarded to recognise important services rendered to Romania during peace or war. It is equivalent in importance and is awarded for similar achievements as the National Order for Merit, but is granted to those who lack higher education. The medal is limited to 7,200 living recipients across the first and second classes. There is no limit on the number of third class medals. Awards are limited by grade and division as follows:[1]

  • First Class medal, 2,000 civilian and 400 military
  • Second Class medal, 4,000 civilian and 800 military
  • Third Class medal, no limits


  1. ^ a b Romania’s national system of decorations (PDF). Bucharest: Monitorul Oficial. 2003. pp. 382–396. ISBN 973-567-404-1. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  2. ^ "ODM of the Republic of Romania: Order for Merit". Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Cancelaria Ordinelor". Retrieved 22 October 2012.

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