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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.

28 Mar 14

EU Funds Makover of Romanian 'Painted' Monastery

The 15th-century 'painted' monastery of Putna, which a long-ago prince founded in the Bukovina region of northeast Romania, is in line for an EU-funded renovation.

21 Mar 14

Romanian Film Turns Bank Heist into Dark Comedy

A new Romanian film gives a fresh interpretation to the back story behind the most famous bank robbery ever committed under the Communist regime.

07 Mar 14

Rebels Loom Large at Bucharest Film Festival

The seventh One World Film Festival in Bucharest takes a look at the turbulent times that post-Communist countries have faced in the last quarter-century.

30 Jan 14

Sex Film Ban Angers Romanian Movie Lovers

Romania has disappointed some movie-goers by banning a public screeing of Lars von Trier’s feature length movie Nymphomaniac Vol. II

17 Jan 14

Romania's Top Art Museum Puts Collection Online

Romania’s main art museum is putting its 8,000 or so paintings online, so that visitors can enjoy the country's artistic treasures without having to leave home.

09 Jan 14

Romanian Summit Cross Wins Guinness Accolade

Guinness World Records has recognised a summit cross built long ago in Romania’s Carpathian mountains as a world-beater.

16 Dec 13

Romanian Star Named Oldest Working Theatre Actor

Radu Beligan has been named as the oldest active professional theatre actor in the world at the age of 95, according to Guinness World Records.

21 Nov 13

Romania’s Book Fair Opens With Nordic Touch

Gaudeamus, Romania’s largest book fair, has opened in Bucharest with Scandinavian countries guesting this year.

14 Nov 13

Romanian Village Joins EU Destinations of Excellence

The European Commission EDEN project has singled out the coastal village of Jurilovca, founded by Russian 'Old Believers', for its fairy tale character and authenticity.

08 Nov 13

Bucharest Hosts Black Sea Area Journalism Training

Journalists from countries around the Black Sea have started a training course on reporting on discrimination issues.

01 Nov 13

New Film Shows Unspoiled Beauty of Romania

The third part of the 'Wild Carpathia' series will be broadcast worldwide, starting in November.

18 Oct 13

Jewish Film Festival Kicks off in Bucharest

Festival aims to reacquaint Romanian audiences with the heritage of the Jewish community, which was once a major force in Romania.

17 Oct 13

Bulgarian Wins Balkan Short Film Festival

'Botev is an idiot’, a fictional film by Deyan Bararev of Bulgaria, has won the 4th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival in Bucharest.

30 Aug 13

Stars Line up for Romanian Music Festival

Daniel Barenboim and John Malkovich are only some of the big names due to appear at the George Enescu music festival, which starts this weekend.

Politics and Society

24 Apr 14

Romania Heads Into Lacklustre European Election

Romanians appears even less interested than usual about this year European's elections, in which standing MEPs and other friends and relatives of the elite are playing a major role.


14 Apr 14

Romania Takes Fresh Look at Closed Mines

New law may lead to the reopening of some of the 500-plus mines that have been closed in Romania recent years.