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28 Nov 14

Transylvania Named as Essential Tourist Destination

National Geographic Traveler magazine has included the Maramures area of northern Transylvania in its list of the best 20 travel destinations in the world for 2015.

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20 Nov 14

Iohannis's Life Story Proves a Hit in Romania

At Bucharest's main book fair there was rush on copies of the autobiogaphy of the man who - very unexpectedly - has just won the presidential election.

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14 Nov 14

Curtain Up at Romania’s Revamped Theatre

After four years of work costing 60 million euro, the National Theater in Bucharest is set to finally reopen to the public.

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04 Oct 14

Romania Marathon Heads For Starting Line

Thousands of people are expected to attend this year's seventh Bucharest International Marathon.

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25 Jul 14

Romanian Plastic Bridge Seeks Guinness Accolade

A bridge made of over 100,000 plastic bottles in western Romania - said to be the largest in the world - contains a wider message about the enviroment.

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10 Jun 14

Romanians Unite to Save Silver Screens

With fewer cinemas per head of the population than any other country in Europe, Romanian filmmakers have launched a campaign to stop further closures.

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06 Jun 14

International Theatre Festival Kicks off in Romania

Theater lovers are heading for Sibiu for the International Theatre Festival, FITS, one of the biggest arts events in the region.

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30 May 14

Busy Romanian Book Fair Masks Decay in Reading

While thousands queue to enter Bucharest's biggest book fair, observers fear that reading is fading away in the country.

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23 May 14

Bucharest Premieres Public Art Pavilion

Over 100 galleries, museums and cultural institutions are to take part this weekend in the Art Safari, an exhibition ensemble organized in the centre of Bucharest.

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16 May 14

Romanian Museums Ready For All-Night Opening

Museums and cultural institutions across Romania will open their doors all night on Saturday, marking the tenth Night of Museums, which is held all across Europe.

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13 May 14

Drag Queen's Eurovision Win Highlights East-West Divide

While LGBT communities and public in Serbia and Croatia criticised the reporting of their national broadcasters on the May 10 victory of transsexual singer Conchita Wurst at the Eurovision, this year’s voting has highlighted differing attitudes towards LGBT people in Western and Eastern Europe.

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08 May 14

Los Angeles Gets Taste of Best Balkan Films

The main prize at the ninth SEEfest film festival from May 1 to 5 in Los Angeles was shared between the Slovenian movie, 'Seduce Me', and 'Vis-à-Vis' of Croatia.

 

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07 May 14

Cash-Strapped Balkan States Miss Eurovision

The Eurovision contest is starting without several traditional competitors from the Balkans, which won't be performing in Copenhagen, mainly for reasons of cost.

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06 May 14

Serbian, Romanian Sites Join Threatened Heritage List

A synagogue in northern Serbia and some ancient wooden churches in Romania have been nominated for Europa Nostra’s seven most endangered heritage sites list.

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25 Apr 14

Festival to Seduce Bucharest's Jazz Lovers

The ninth EUROPAfest festival in May will briefly transform the Romanian metropolis into the world capital of jazz, with concerts taking place all over the city.

Politics and Society

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19 Dec 14

Romanians Mark 1989 Revolt With Mixed Feeling

Romania is commemorating 25 years since the overthrow of the Communist regime, although many people say they feel nostalgic for the relative security of life in the old days.

Business

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18 Dec 14

Montenegro Drops in Forbes Business Ranking

Montenegro has dopped down four places in this year’s Forbes magazine’s list of 'best countries for business,' ranking in 48th place out of 146 surveyed states, although it remains above several EU member states.