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21 May 15

Czech Theme at This Year's Bucharest Book Fair

Bookfest, Romania’s largest book fair, has opened in Bucharest with a Czech flavour this year - but the fair takes place in a country where interest in reading seems to be fading.

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19 May 15

Five Balkan Countries Competing in Eurovision

Performers from only five Balkan countries are competing in this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna - whose semi-finals get underway this week.

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14 May 15

VAT Cut Helps Romanian Publishers Turn a Page

Buying - and reading - books is on a sharp decline in Romania - where the government now plans to reverse the trend by lowering VAT on the publishing industry.

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17 Apr 15

Romanian Films Selected for Cannes Festival

Two Romanian movies have been selected this year for the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section of the Cannes film festival dedicated to innovative work.

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16 Feb 15

Romanian Director Wins Berlin Film Prize

Romanian film director Radu Jude won the Silver Bear for best director at the Berlin Film Festival with his historical drama about prejudice against Roma people.

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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.

Politics and Society

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29 May 15

Romania Faces EU Penalties Over Law Delay

European Commission is taking Romania to court over its failure to transpose legislation on end-of-life vehicles.

Business

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29 May 15

Romanian President Urges Consensus on Euro

After meeting government leaders, President Klaus Iohannis called for a political consensus on the strategy needed to ensure Romania's membership of the single currency area.