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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.

14 May 13

Balkan Contestants Gear Up For Eurovision

Performers from Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia will take to the stage for the first semi-final of Eurovision 2013 on Tuesday, closely watched by the glitzy song contest’s Balkan fans.

01 May 13

McDonalds Goes Native to Tempt Romanians

The US food giant is adding a much-loved local Balkan dish to its menu in an effort to lure more diners - to be known as the McMici.

20 Mar 13

Balkan States Join Global Poetry Celebration

The art of verse will be celebrated across the Balkans with a wide range of readings, competitions, performances and debates to mark the annual World Poetry Day.

11 Mar 13

Human Rights Film Festival Kicks off in Romania

The sixth One World Film Festival is looking at the theme of hatred and its repercussions - as the organisers say intolerance is growing round the globe exponentially.

15 Feb 13

Romania Readies to Host Winter Olympics

Brasov, in southern Transylvania, is gearing up to host the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival, EYOF, the biggest sports event in the country in decades.

08 Feb 13

Balkan Films Make Good Showing in Berlin

Movies from the Balkans have a significant presence at this year's international fim festival in Berlin, which opens on February 7.

03 Jan 13

Romanian Film Maker Nicolaescu Dies

Sergiu Nicolaescu, a prolific Romanian director known for his historical epics who also served as a Senator, has died aged 82.

Politics and Society

23 Jan 18

Balkan Sites Feature Among Europe’s Endangered Heritage

Four historic landmarks around the Balkans have been shortlisted for the Most Endangered Programme, which aims to raise awareness of neglected monuments and sites across Europe.

20 Jan 18

Romanians Resume Anti-Corruption Protests

19 Jan 18

Duma Slates Moldova's Ban on Russian TV Shows


17 Jan 18

Moldova Toasts Wines' Success on Western Markets

Despite an economic embargo in the once crucial Russian market, Moldova's wine producers are selling more wine than ever – by shifting their sales to Western and Central Europe.

10 Nov 17

Romania Bank Chief Warns of High Trade Deficit