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30 Jan 15

Romanian Anti-Graft Squad Detain Ex-Minister

A former economy minister and a former presidential candidate who is now an MP face separate corruption charges.

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29 Jan 15

Brussels Lauds Romania's Reforms to Justice

New monitoring report from Brussels says Romania is making significant progress in judicial reform and in tackling high-level corruption through the courts - although resistance remains.

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28 Jan 15

Romania's Secret Service Chief Resigns

Geroge Maior, director of Romania's Intelligence Service, SRI, has resigned after the country's highest court rejected controversial security laws that he had endorsed.

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27 Jan 15

Romania Ex-Ministers Jailed Over Privatisation Scam

A Romanian court jailed two former ministers for handing over secret information to foreign companies bidding for privatised telecom and energy enterprises.

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27 Jan 15

Romania's Personal Bankruptcy Plan Worries IMF

The IMF has written to Romania expressing concern about its plans to adopt a personal bankruptcy law without adequately assessing its consequences.

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26 Jan 15

‘Weak’ Moldova Government Worries Romania

The formation of a minority government in Moldova has put the country’s prospects for EU integration in jeopardy, analysts in neighbouring Romania fear.

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23 Jan 15

Romania to Launch Receipts Lottery at Easter

New lottery is designed to get people to demand receipts for goods and services - thereby making it less easy for shops and other sellers to evade paying sales taxes.

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22 Jan 15

Romania High Court Clears President Iohannis

Romania’s High Court has cleared the country's new President of claims of conflicts of interest, relating to his time as mayor of Sibiu.

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21 Jan 15

Romanians Hit by Franc's Rise May go Bankrupt

Worried by the plight of tens of thousands of borrowers with loans in Swiss francs, Romania is planning to adopt a law to help them declare themselves bankrupt.

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20 Jan 15

Romania Urged to Probe Secret CIA Prisons

Rights organisation Amnesty International said that countries like Romania complicit in the CIA’s covert detention programme must launch full investigations in the wake of the US Senate torture report.

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16 Jan 15

Romania's Roma Strategy Draws Cool Response

Roma community leaders say government's new five-year strategy aimed at integrating the Roma into society is well intentioned but far too vague.

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15 Jan 15

Romania Plans to Double Highway Network

Bucharest has big plans for the country's relatively small network of motorways, although past plans for highway expansion have not always amounted to much.

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14 Jan 15

Nuland Starts European Tour in Romania

US Assistant Secretary is due in Romania to discuss worrying regional developments concerning Ukraine and Russia before joining John Kerry in Bulgaria.

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13 Jan 15

Romanian Parties Agree to Raise Defence Spending

Main political parties have agreed that the country needs to spend at last 2 per cent of GDP on the military in line with NATO advice.

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12 Jan 15

Balkan Leaders Join Paris Unity Rally

Political and religious leaders from Tirana to Zagreb joined other dignitaries from across the world in Paris to march in solidarity against the attacks in France that killed 17 people.

Business

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23 Jan 15

Romania to Launch Receipts Lottery at Easter

New lottery is designed to get people to demand receipts for goods and services - thereby making it less easy for shops and other sellers to evade paying sales taxes.

Culture and Lifestyle

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28 Nov 14

Transylvania Named as Essential Tourist Destination

National Geographic Traveler magazine has included the Maramures area of northern Transylvania in its list of the best 20 travel destinations in the world for 2015.