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26 Nov 15

App Helps Romanians Put Authorities on Spot

A new smartphone app encourages Romanians to instantly report problems in their neighbourhoods to the relevant authorities - and hopefully get an answer.

26 Nov 15

Balkan States Woo Chinese Investors at Summit

At the '16 + 1' summit, which opened on Tuesday, China is deepening its interest in Southeastern Europe, investing in trade, finance, agriculture and infrastructure projects.

25 Nov 15

Romania To Pay Damages Over 1989 Protests

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against Romania in a case related to the protests in 1989 that brought down the communist regime.

23 Nov 15

Tighter Controls Cause Jams on Romanian Borders

Security measures on Romania’s borders are being boosted in the wake of the attacks a week ago in Paris, causing long delays for drivers.

19 Nov 15

Romania to Help France Counter Terrorist Threat

As France seeks military support from EU allies in the war against Islamist terrorists, Bucharest has expressed willingness to help.

18 Nov 15

Romania Parliament Backs New Experts' Govt

Romanian MPs have approved the formation of a new technocratic government under Dacian Ciolos, which will steer the country until elections take place next year.

17 Nov 15

Romania To Toughen Laws Against Smoking

Parliament is set to debate much tougher anti-smoking laws in the wake of the nightclub fire in Bucharest.

16 Nov 15

Romania’s New Prime Minister Names Government

Romania's proposed new administration will have technocrats in key positions and only a few old political figures after protests caused the resignation of the previous PM and his cabinet.

13 Nov 15

Pay Awards Pile Pressure On Romania’s Budget

Romania’s next government will have a problem balancing the books thanks to the generous pay awards offered by Victor Ponta's government.

11 Nov 15

Romania Names Ex-Commissioner as New PM

Victor Ponta's lilely successor, Dacian Ciolos, a former European Commissioner for Agriculture, has promised a new government of technocrats that will listen to society.

10 Nov 15

New Technocrat-Led Govt Expected in Romania

After PM Victor Ponta stepped down amid protests over a deadly nightclub fire, the next premier is likely to be an independent technocrat focused on maintaining growth, experts predicted.

09 Nov 15

Bucharest Nightclub Death Toll Rises, Ex-Mayor Arrested

The number of people who died in a nightclub fire in the Romanian capital has risen to 46, while a former mayor has been arrested over his alleged responsibility for the tragedy.

06 Nov 15

BIRN Albania Journalist Wins CEI SEEMO Prize

Aleksandra Bogdani from BIRN Albania received the CEI/SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism in Bucharest on Thursday.

06 Nov 15

NATO Urged to Strengthen its Eastern Flank

Ahead of the NATO summit in Poland, members of the Alliance in Eastern Europe, meeting in Romania, have demanded a tougher response to Russia's 'posturing'.

04 Nov 15

Romanian Parties to Hold Talks on New PM

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said he is eager to start consultations with political parties over the nomination of a new prime minister after Victor Ponta resigned.


19 Oct 15

Romania to Build Reactors With Chinese Money

Romania is to sign an agreement with a Chinese company to construct two new nuclear reactors as the country seeks to boost its energy security.

Culture and Lifestyle

20 Nov 15

Romania Fair Booms in Tough World For Books

This year's Gaudeamus international book fair in Bucharest looks set to attract huge numbers - in spite of the fact that almost 40 per of Romanians no longer read any books at all.