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26 Nov 12

Romanian 'Dallas' Fans Mourn Larry Hagman's Passing

Romania's many fans of the late US actor, Larry Hagman, remember the iconic TV series 'Dallas' as the symbol of the “American dream” in the Communist era.

27 Aug 12

BIRN to Fund Summer School Participants’ Investigations

Journalists who attended BIRN's summer school 2012 have obtained funds to conduct cross-border investigations.

23 Aug 12

Romania Launches Digital Library For Metro Commuters

People who want to read while commuting can now download extracts from a 'digital library' in a Bucharest metro station.

24 Jul 12

SEEMO, Balkan Leaders ‘Must Live With Free Media’

Top politicians in the region are still struggling to live with criticism, accusing journalists of undermining national interests and of mafia ties, media organisation says.

20 Jul 12

Romanian Wins Sarajevo's Best Film Award

On the closing night of the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival, Romania's Radu Jude won the Heart of Sarajevo award for Best Film.

31 May 12

Romania's International Book Fair Opens its Doors

While over 100,000 visitors are expected to visit Bookfest, Romania’s largest book fair, the prospects for book-reading in general in Romania are far from bright.

28 May 12

Romanian Drama Among Top Films at Cannes

“Beyond the Hills,” a film directed by Romanian Cristian Mungiu, won two prizes at Cannes film festival.

08 May 12

Montenegrin Media Most Free in Balkans, Report Says

A survey of world media freedom in 2011 carried out by US-based watchdog Freedom House put Montenegro in top place in the region. Kosovo has also moved up the rankings while Macedonia has moved down.

13 Apr 12

Romanians Revel in Rich Easter Traditions

Easter is one of the most widely celebrated Christian holidays in Romania, and the country has its own wealth of traditions that people still maintain.

10 Apr 12

Britain's Prince Harry Samples Village Life in Transylvania

The second son of Britain's heir to the throne spent Easter in his father's rural Transylvanian retreat - his first visit to Romania.

27 Feb 12

Amos Oz to Present His Work in Bucharest

Renowned Israeli Writer Amos Oz will be in Romania’s capital to gave public speech and launch his books.

27 Jan 12

Buyers Snap Up Auctioned Ceaucescu Trophies

A bronze yak presented by Chairman Mao was the surprise star of the sale of the late Romanian dictator's gifts, which took place on the anniversary of his birthday in Bucharest.

19 Jan 12

Birthday Auction for Ceausescu's Old Gifts

A selection of 70 gifts presented to the Communist dictator and his wife, Elena, are to go on sale in Bucharest on the anniversary of his birthday.

14 Dec 11

Former Eurovision Singer's Death Stuns Romania

The suicide of another popular singer - the second this year - has distracted the country's news media from its usual diet of economic woes, though some question the coverage.

18 Nov 11

Bucharest Slashes Cost of Christmas Lights

Romania's capital will have "eco" bulbs for this year's festive season to save money.

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