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01 Apr 15

Romania Detains Son of Ex-President of Moldova

As Romania's anti-corruption crackdown continues, a Bucharest court placed businessman Sergiu Lucinschi in custody on suspicion of trying to extract a bribe of 4 million euro.

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31 Mar 15

Romania Warned Against Dangers of Tax Cuts

Romania's Fiscal Council has echoed warnings made earlier by the IMF that the centre-left government’s plans to cut taxes will throw the economy off course.

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31 Mar 15

Anti-Putin Tirade Worsens Russia-Romania Relations

Romania's cool relations with Russia are under further strain following a controversy over an article blasting President Vladimir Putin, published by a Romanian website.

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30 Mar 15

Romania Names New Finance Minister

Prime Minister Victor Ponta has appointed a new finance minister to replace Darius Valcov, who recently resigned amid a graft probe.

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27 Mar 15

Bidders Snap Up Ceausescu Trophies in Romania

Brisk sales of Ceasescu family memorabilia underline Romania’s continuing fascination with its communist dictator.

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23 Mar 15

Romania Defends NATO Missile Defence Plans

Officials in Bucharest said that NATO missile interceptors planned to be installed at a military base in Romania are not a threat to Russia.

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16 Mar 15

Romanian Finance Minister Resigns Amid Graft Probe

Darius Valcov, Romania’s finance minister, has stepped down after prosecutors opened an investigation into him over alleged corruption during his previous role as the mayor of Slatina.

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13 Mar 15

Romanian Prince to Cycle Across Country For Charity

The eldest grandson of Romania’s last king intends to cross the country by bike for a good cause.

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11 Mar 15

Flag Muddle Costs Romanian Official Her Job

The Romanian Foreign Ministry has dismissed its spokeperson following a blunder over a brochure handed as a gift to the German Foreign Minister, which showed the German flag over a map of France.

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11 Mar 15

Circulations Still Tumbling in Romania Print Media

The latest sales figures for the print media in Romania make grim reading for most newspapers in the country.

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10 Mar 15

EU Justice Scoreboard Gives Balkans Low Marks

The latest EU Justice Scoreboard shows the nations of the Balkans have little confidence in the  independence of their judicial systems - though some of them are well stocked with judges.

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10 Mar 15

Romanian Court Reopens Probe Into Miners’ Violence

The Supreme Court is revisiting the violent events of June 1990, when thousands of miners joined a violent crackdown on anti-government demonstrators in Bucharest.

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10 Mar 15

Romania’s Schengen Bid Wins German FM's Support

Speaking in Romania, German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has lauded the country's efforts to secure entry into the passport-free Schengen zone.

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05 Mar 15

Romania Jails Media Mogul For Blackmail

Dan Diaconescu, a controversial media figure with political ambitions, was jailed on Wednesday for blackmail - and banned from running for public office.

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04 Mar 15

Portuguese Join NATO Aerial Mission in Romania

Romania’s defence council has approved the stationing of Portuguese troops and planes in the country ahead of a NATO mission.

Premium

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23 Feb 15

Anti-Graft Drive Starts Hitting Home in Romania

A wave of corruption-related arrests and jail terms has sent shock waves through Romania’s political establishment, although how much it is affecting everyday life remains unclear.

Business

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13 Mar 15

Romania Seeks EU Cash For Danube Delta Tourism

Romania is planning to attract 1 billion euro to develop infrastructure and tourism in the world famous but impoverished and underdeveloped delta region.

Culture and Lifestyle

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16 Feb 15

Romanian Director Wins Berlin Film Prize

Romanian film director Radu Jude won the Silver Bear for best director at the Berlin Film Festival with his historical drama about prejudice against Roma people.