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17 Dec 08

Confiscated Art Returned to Ceausescu Son

Valentin Ceausescu, a son of former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, is to receive back works of art confiscated by the state in early 1990s, a local court decided on Wednesday.
09 Dec 08

Macedonia Opens Museum on Water

A museum on water aimed to depict an ancient stilt-house settlement opened Monday on the south-eastern coast of Lake Ohrid, Macedonia’s largest tourist destination.
13 Nov 08

Days of Macedonian Culture in US

Skopje _ World famous Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski's debut concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday will launch a Days of Macedonian Culture programme in the United States.
17 Oct 08

Skopje Jazz Festival Kicks In

Skopje _ The 27th Jazz Festival in Skopje starts on Friday evening with the joint performance by the renown German oud player and composer of Lebanese origin Rabih Abou-Khalil and Macedonia’s philharmonic orchestra.
23 Sep 08

Romanian TV Show Wins Emmy Award

Bucharest _ Romania's PRO-TV has received the 2008 International Emmy award for a show on abandoned children in the News and Current Affairs category, the broadcaster says in a press release.
21 Aug 08

Archaeologists 'Find Ancient Romanian Town'

Bucharest _ Archaeologists digging near the town of Cioroiu Nou in southern Romania, have come across a Roman fort that might have been the capital of the province of Dacia Malvensis.
07 Aug 08

Bocelli Draws Crowds to Medjugorje

Sarajevo_ Large crowds were expected to hear Andrea Bocelli sing on Thursday, August 7, in Medjugorje, the shrine town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 25 kilometres from Mostar.
21 May 08

Serb Capital Hosts Eurovision Semi-Final

Belgrade _ Serbia's capital hosted the first of two semi-finals on Tuesday night for the Eurovision Song Contest.
08 Feb 08

Kosovo Art Show Stormed in Belgrade

Belgrade/Novi Sad _ Serbian ultra-nationalists have stormed a Belgrade gallery and prevented the opening of an exhibition by ethnic Albanian artists from independence-seeking Kosovo.
07 Jan 08

Romanian Film Wins US Award

Bucharest _ The Romanian film "Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days" won the prize for best foreign language film from the US National Society of Film Critics on Sunday.
06 Nov 07

13th Sarajevo Film Festival Kicks Off

The 13th annual Sarajevo film festival kicked off with 175 films, 17 world premieres from some 40 countries and rewards for competition winners, Bosnian media reported Friday.

28 May 07

Romanian Film Wins Top Prize at Cannes

Bucharest __ Some eight months ago, a young Romanian director, Cristian Mungiu, was not even sure that he would ever finish his second film on account of lack of 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