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02 Mar 15

Romania to Appoint New Spy Chief

Eduard Hellvig, a member of the European Parliament, looks set to become the new director of Romania’s main intelligence service.

26 Feb 15

Romania Offers Pro-EU Moldovans Helping Hand

On visit to Moldova, President Klaus Iohannis said Romania would do its best to help both Moldova and Ukraine on their path to European integration.

26 Feb 15

Romania Ex-Minister Returns to Jail

Former tourism minister Elena Udrea has been arrested again, this time on charges of abuse of office.

25 Feb 15

Amnesty Gives Balkans Mixed Verdict on Rights

Balkan countries still struggled to address a range of human rights concerns in 2014, a new report by Amnesty International says.

25 Feb 15

Romania Notches up More Corruption Convictions

Romania significantly raised the number of high-level graft convictions last year according to new data presented on Tueday by the country's Anti-Corruption Department.

24 Feb 15

British TV Show About Immigrants Upsets Romania

Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu has written to his British counterpart complaining about a new documentary series on Channel 4 television about Romanian immigrants, which he says promotes harmful stereotypes. 

23 Feb 15

Chevron Ends Shale Gas Projects in Romania

The US giant Chevron is quitting shale-gas operations in Romania after pulling out of similar projects in other eastern European countries in recent months.

19 Feb 15

Romania to Cut Taxes to Boost Growth

Centre-left government announces range of tax cuts, some starting next year, in order to boost disposable income and get people spending more.

18 Feb 15

Romania PM’s Brother-In-Law Faces Corruption Charges

Four people, including the Prime Minister's brother-in-law, have been detained on charges of embezzling European funds as Romania's crackdown on corruption continues.

18 Feb 15

Big Drop in Student Numbers Worries Romania

Education ministry calls for measures to reverse the recent sharp decline in the number of people entering higher education.

17 Feb 15

Romania Jails Ex-Sports Minister For Corruption

Monica Iacob-Ridzi has been jailed for five years - the tenth former Romanian minister to be convicted of corruption.

13 Feb 15

Moldova Parliament Rejects Pro-EU Govt

Moldova's political stability was under question after a new pro-EU minority government failed to win the endorsement of parliamentarians on Thursday.

12 Feb 15

Macedonia's Press Freedom Ranked Worst in Balkans

The latest report on media freedom worldwide by Reporters Without Borders has ranked Macedonia the worst performer in the Balkans - and Romania the best.

12 Feb 15

Romania Court Places Ex-Minister Under Arrest

Former tourism minister Elena Udrea has been arrested on charges of influence peddling.

12 Feb 15

Murder Charges Sought for Romania Communist Jailers

A Romanian government body investigating Communist-era crimes has asked for three former prison officers to be charged with murder for the deaths of political prisoners.


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.


27 Feb 15

Uber Arrives to Mixed Fanfare in Romania

The US mobile-app-based transportation network Uber has launched its first ridesharing service in Romania - but while many potential users are delighted, taxi drivers are less happy.

Culture and Lifestyle

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.