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23 May 17

Balkan Leaders Offer Condolences After Manchester Attack

Balkan leaders have condemned the bombing in Manchester, which left 22 people dead and 59 injured. 

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19 May 17

Romanian Mayor Awaits Sentence in Longest Corruption Trial

The nine-year-long trial of a flamboyant former mayor and 36 businessmen and public employees charged with corruption, abuse of public service, forgery and complicity in illegal sales of beaches has reached a close. 

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18 May 17

Romanian Media Try to Hunt Down Trump Son

Romanian media outlets are on the lookout for one of President Trump's sons, who is reportedly hunting 40 kilometers away from the capital, Bucharest.

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18 May 17

Romanian Dissident Exhumed to Test Poisoning

The body of a 20-year-old Romanian dissident who died in 1985 has been exhumed to find out whether his leukemia was caused by radioactive poisoning. 

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15 May 17

Romania Worst Hit in Balkans by Cyber-Attack

Romania was the Balkan country worst affected by last Friday's global cyber-attack, while Bulgaria reported that one unnamed public institution was affected.

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11 May 17

Rome Arson Deaths Expose Plight of Balkan Roma

A horrifying arson attack in Rome that took the lives of three Roma girls - assumed to be of Balkan origin - has highlighted the community's grim position in Italy. 

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11 May 17

Romania’s 'Third Force' Chooses New Leadership

Save Romania Union, the youngest party in parliament, is set to choose a new leadership at the weekend - with party leader Nicusor Dan facing accusations of authoritarianism.

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09 May 17

Moldova President Watches Moscow Parade with Putin

Moldova’s President Igor Dodon sat next to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a military parade in Moscow commemorating the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. 

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08 May 17

Romania's Senate Rejects Toned-Down Pardon Bill

The upper chamber of Romania's parliament has rejected a weakened pardon bill, that would have excluded the offence of corruption from its provisions.

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04 May 17

Romania's Senators Backtrack on Graft Pardon

In a sudden U-turn, Romania's senate rejected an amendment offering an amnesty for a raft of graft-related offences passed by MPs on Wednesday, following renewed street protests.

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04 May 17

Romania's Pay Hikes Worry Financial Institutions

Romania’s Social Democrat government is coming under fire for borrowing large sums of money to cover the costs of what are deemed high-risk wage and fiscal policies.

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27 Apr 17

Moldova’s President Bars Military from NATO Exercise

Moldova’s pro-Russian President Igor Dodon, who wants the country to be militarily neutral, said that the participation of 50 troops in a NATO exercise in Romania was “inappropriate”.

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26 Apr 17

Balkan States Suffer Decline in Media Freedom

Reporters Without Borders' latest World Press Freedom Index says media freedoms are diminishing in several Balkan countries, with Croatia and Serbia registering the worst declines over the past year.

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25 Apr 17

Balkan States Rapped over Holocaust Property Restitution

Bosnia and Herzegovina has failed to comply with an international declaration on the restitution of property seized during WWII, while other Balkan countries have not honoured their commitments in full.

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25 Apr 17

Romania Expects More Time to Improve Overcrowded Jails

The European Court of Human Rights is set to issue a ruling giving Romania time to come up with a policy to improve detention conditions, after the number of complaints spiked in 2016.

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22 May 17

Move to Publish Intelligence Files Divides Romania

Plans to declassify secret files that belonged to the Justice Ministry have caused a dispute - with some claiming they should be destroyed as they contain forgeries and inaccuracies.

15 May 17

Romanian Mayor Revives Danube Channel Dream

Business

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15 May 17

Romania Worst Hit in Balkans by Cyber-Attack

Romania was the Balkan country worst affected by last Friday's global cyber-attack, while Bulgaria reported that one unnamed public institution was affected.

14 Mar 17

Romania Hopes to Become Regional Energy Hub

Culture and Lifestyle

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09 May 17

Balkan Hopefuls Clear Their Throats for Eurovision

Singers from seven Balkan countries are entering the start of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday, hoping to join the lucky ten that compete in Saturday’s final.

31 Oct 16

Dracula Legend Lures Halloween Fans to Romania