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25 Aug 17

Romanian Rappers Slated Over Holocaust Memorial Video

Romanian rap and hip-hop band Satra B.E.N.Z. has drawn serious criticism for a video shot in 2015 in the Holocaust Memorial in central Bucharest. 

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17 Aug 17

Romanian Broadcast Watchdog Mulls Permit for Russian TV

Romania’s Audiovisual Council is considering whether a Moldovan television station that rebroadcasts Russian programs can operate in Romania, amid fears that it will spread pro-Kremlin propaganda. 

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21 Jul 17

Bronze Age Tomb Finds Thrill Romanian Historians

Romanian archaeologists say nine Bronze Age tombs discovered recently in the east may shed new light on the trade conducted in ancient times between Eastern and Western Europe. 

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09 May 17

Balkan Hopefuls Clear Their Throats for Eurovision

Singers from seven Balkan countries are entering the start of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday, hoping to join the lucky ten that compete in Saturday’s final.

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31 Oct 16

Dracula Legend Lures Halloween Fans to Romania

Castle Bran in Transylvania is attracting growing numbers of foreign tourists over Halloween thanks to its connection with the world's most famous vampire, Count Dracula.

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24 Aug 16

‘Game of Thrones’ Star to Visit Romania

Tom Wlaschiha, who plays Jaqen H’ghar in the television series ‘Game of Thrones’, will visit Bucharest in November for the East European Comic Con event.

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12 Aug 16

Romanian Directors Compete at New York Film Fest

Two Romanian films have been selected for the 2016 New York Film Festival’s Main Slate, set to begin for the 54th time next month.

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27 May 16

Romanian Film Festival Honours Sophia Loren

Italian film legend Sophia Loren will be the special guest at the largest international feature film festival in Cluj, Romania, to pick up the festival's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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23 May 16

Romanians Query Drive to Buy Brancusi Sculpture

The sculpture at the heart of Romanian identity faces an uncertain fate, as some people question whether spending so much public money on one artwork is a good idea.

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11 May 16

Two Romanian Movies Bid for Top Cannes Prize

Romanian film-making is represented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 by five movies, two of which have been selected for the main competition.

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19 Apr 16

Romania Faces Eurovision Exit over €10m Debt

Romania could be excluded from this year’s Eurovision song contest because its cash-strapped public TV channel owes the European Broadcasting Union over 10 million euros.

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15 Apr 16

Feud Over Foreigners Splits Romanian Opera

Squabbles over artistic direction - and over the high-profile role of foreigners in the company - have left the Romanian National Opera in disarray.

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18 Mar 16

Romania Battles to Buy Back Brancusi Sculpture

Romania say it is willing to pay 11 million euro to buy a sculpture by the famous Romanian-born artist Constantin Brancusi, which has been the subject of a long legal battle.

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11 Mar 16

Romanians Get to See Ceausescu’s Luxury Pad

The vast private residence of Romania's late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu is opening up to the public for the first time.

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24 Feb 16

Collapsing Churches Cause Dismay in Romania

The collapse of two Medieval church towers in Transylvania has put the spotlight on the parlous state of the country's ancient heritage.

Politics and Society

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22 Sep 17

Romania Probes Deputy PM Over Corruption Claims

Romanian anti-graft prosecutors informed Deputy Prime Minister Sevil Shhaideh on Friday that she is a suspect in a corruption file. 

Business

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11 Sep 17

Romania Seeks World Bank Aid Over Stalled Highways

With numerous highway projects stalled by incompetence and corruption, the government is turning to the World Bank, hoping it can help it get back into gear.