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15 Dec 17

Balkan Arms Exports ‘Diverted to ISIS’: Report

Balkan governments need to ask the US and Saudi Arabia more questions following revelations that their arms deliveries are routinely diverted to Syria and into the hands of ISIS, a report says.

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15 Dec 17

Romanians Anxious After New Metro Station Threat

Romanians expressed concern after police responded to an alleged death threat on the Bucharest metro three days after a woman murdered one passenger and attempted to kill another.

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14 Dec 17

Europe’s Royals to Gather for Romanian Ex-King’s Funeral

Representatives of European royal houses are set to gather in Bucharest on Saturday to attend former Romanian king Michael I’s funeral at the Royal Cathedral in Curtea de Arges.

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13 Dec 17

Support for EU Grows Again in Moldova

A new survey suggests that Moldovans have slowly started to regain trust in the EU after the theft of $1 billion from three Moldovan banks under a pro-European government in 2014 seriously undermined its support.

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13 Dec 17

Subway Train Murder Shocks Romania

A 36-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday in Bucharest after being caught on camera murdering a young woman by pushing her onto the tracks at a metro station.

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12 Dec 17

Moldova Charges Russian Banker with Money-Laundering

Moldova’s anti-graft authorities have confirmed that Russian banker German Gorbuntsov has been questioned over several criminal cases.

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11 Dec 17

Romanians Turn Palace Into Shrine Before Royal Funeral

Many Romanians have laid tributes outside the old royal palace to their late king Michael, before he is laid to rest in the country he was forced to abandon for several decades.

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08 Dec 17

Moldova Leaders Battle Over Russian Broadcast Ban

Moldova’s pro-Russian and pro-EU leaders are again in deadlock – this time over a law that seeks to curb the broadcasting of Russian-made media content.

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05 Dec 17

Romanian Ex-King Michael Dies Aged 96

Romania’s last king, Michael I, died on Tuesday following a battle with cancer. 

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05 Dec 17

Britain’s Winged ‘Invaders’ Sourced to Romania

As bird-mad Britons argue about where flocks of rare finches have come from this winter, the answer, it seems, is Romania.

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01 Dec 17

Romania Activists Plan Protests on National Day

As Romania's authorities plan to mark the national day with military parades on Friday, anti-corruption protesters intend to make their continuing discontent heard loud and clear. 

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30 Nov 17

Romanian Pilgrims Gather at Cave to Honour Saint

Over 15,000 pilgrims are expected on Thursday to pray at a cave-church in southern Romania where the Apostle Andrew, Romania's patron saint, is believed to have lived for a while.

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29 Nov 17

Moldova Extends Entry Ban on Russian Journalists

Moldovan forbade the entry of two Russian reporters on Tuesday – signalling that it intends to continue to ban journalists and others seen as supporters of the breakaway regime in the Transnistria region.

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29 Nov 17

OSCE Claims Some Progress in Transnistria Talks

Moldova and its breakaway region made modest progress in talks held in Vienna – but only on the less contentious issues of educational diplomas and telecommunications.

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26 Nov 17

Thousands of Romanians Protest Against Justice Changes

More than 45,000 Romanians protested in Bucharest on Sunday against government plans to introduce legislation that they say will weaken the fight against corruption.

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07 Dec 17

Cancer of Corruption Continues to Blight Europe

In a year that saw the shocking murder of a Maltese journalist known for her investigations into corruption, the fight against this scourge must be unrelenting.

06 Dec 17

Fatal Inaction: How Measles Made a Comeback

29 Nov 17

Romania Rejects US Warning on Rule of Law

Business

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10 Nov 17

Romania Bank Chief Warns of High Trade Deficit

Romania’s Central Bank governor has sounded a number of warning notes about the country's apparently booming economy, including the risk of a yawning trade deficit. 

06 Nov 17

Moldovans Send Home More Euros than Rubles

02 Nov 17

Romania Pledges to Investigate Vanished Forest

Culture and Lifestyle

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24 Nov 17

Moldovan History Film Angers Champions of Romanian Ties

A new movie about Moldova’s history, produced under Socialists auspices, has angered pro-EU politicians and historians by playing down links to Romania and, they say, taking Russia’s line.