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14 Oct 16

Strike Wave Threatens Romania Ahead of Polls

Ahead of parliamentary elections due in December, a series of strikes over pay in the public sector threatens to batter Romania's technocratic government.

03 Oct 16

Balkans Unlikely to Follow Hungary's Migrant Vote

Hungary's anti-migrant referendum on Sunday may have 'failed' - but Budapest's opposition to EU migrant quotas is still likely to boost the hand of xenophobes in the region and beyond.

27 Sep 16

Russia’s Sculpture Donation Sparks Derision in Romania

Moscow has been criticised for donating 100 euros to help Bucharest buy back a sculpture by Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi while not returning gold that has been held in Russia since WWII.

06 Sep 16

Romania Names New Interior Minister

Dragos Tudorache is to become the new interior minister in Romania’s technocratic government after prosecutors launched a case against his predecessor for alleged corruption.

29 Aug 16

Fewer Romanians Missing After Italian Quake

The number of Romanians deemed missing following the earthquake in Amatrice, Italy, has fallen to four after ten were found alive, leaving a death toll of 11.

18 Aug 16

Romania Denies Accepting US Nuclear Weapons

Bucharest officials have denied media reports that US nuclear weapons stationed in Turkey are being transferred to Romania after the coup attempt against the Ankara government.

15 Aug 16

Romania Official to Quit After Olympic Outfits Shrink

With an embarrassing team kit scandal and a 60-year low medals haul Romania's Olympic Committee President Alin Petrache on Monday promised to resign after the Rio Games.

12 Aug 16

Sky Report On Arms Trafficking Outrages Romania

A British TV report about alleged arms traffickers in Romania is being investigated for allegedly putting the country’s security at risk.

09 Aug 16

BIRN Investigation Fuels Arms Export Debate in Germany

Following an investigation that showed how Central and Eastern European weapons are flooding Syria's battlefields, the opposition in Germany has again questioned Berlin’s role in the Middle East arms trade.

09 Aug 16

Romanians Lose Faith in President Iohannis, Survey Says

A new survey suggests that public confidence in Klaus Iohannis has halved in the past year, with the president dropping from first to fourth place in the ranking of most-trusted politicians.

05 Aug 16

EU 'Tracking' Balkan Arms Flow Revealed by BIRN

The EU’s diplomatic service said it was looking into the findings of a BIRN and OCCRP investigation that showed how Central and Eastern European weapons are flooding Syria's battlefields.

04 Aug 16

Romania Mourns Death of Last King's Wife

Romania has declared a day of national mourning after the death of Queen Anne, wife of Romania's last monarch, Michael.

01 Aug 16

Romanian Bank's Deputy Chief Quits Over Graft Charges

Bogdan Olteanu has resigned as deputy governor of Romania’s central bank over allegations of taking bribes - the senior figure in the bank to be forced out by corruption claims.

27 Jul 16

Arms Exports to Middle East: A Question of Legality

Human rights and arms experts believe some of Central and Eastern Europe’s weapons trade with Saudi Arabia, the region’s principal supplier of weapons to Syria, is likely breaking international law. 

15 Jul 16

Romanian Prisoners Protest About Poor Conditions

Prison protests spread across Romania this week as inmates expressed their dissatisfaction with poor conditions, despite efforts to reduce overcrowding over the past decade.


12 Oct 16

Romania’s Social Democrats Struggle to Reform

The Social Democratic Party remains the main political force in Romania, but its future hangs on party unity and attracting new members.

19 Aug 16

Dacian Ciolos: Romania’s Technocratic PM

11 Aug 16

Romania Finally Tackles its Plagiarism Plague


23 Jun 16

Gulf Group to Build Oil Recycling Plant in Romania

The Emirates Chemie-Tech DMCC group will set up an oil recycling plant in southeastern Romania, the first of its kind in the region.

16 Jun 16

Romania’s Economic Recovery Comes at a Cost

12 May 16

Refinery Seizure Threatens Romania-China Deal

Culture and Lifestyle

24 Aug 16

‘Game of Thrones’ Star to Visit Romania

Tom Wlaschiha, who plays Jaqen H’ghar in the television series ‘Game of Thrones’, will visit Bucharest in November for the East European Comic Con event.

15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

05 Aug 16

Balkan Athletes Ready to Wave Flags in Rio