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27 Nov 14

Romania PM Plans Government Reshuffle

Weakened by his defeat in the presidential elections, Prime Minister Victor Ponta is trying to reshuffle the government in order to secure his position.

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26 Nov 14

Romania Govt Vows No Tax Hikes in Budget

Romania’s draft budget for 2015 is to be adopted early next month, with the government promising not to raise taxes.

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25 Nov 14

Romania Gets New Foreign Minister

Prime Minister Victor Ponta has appointed a new foreign minister to replace Teodor Melescanu, who recently resigned following a row over Romanians voting abroad.

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24 Nov 14

Romania's Top Prosecutor Facing Corruption Probe

Alina Bica, the Chief Prosecutor for Organised Crime, is being investigated for abuse of office after being detained for questioning on Friday.

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21 Nov 14

Ex-Leaders in Romania to Mark Communism's Fall

Former presidents and dissidents have gathered in Bucharest to mark 25 years since the overthrown of the communist regime - though many Romanians have little interest.

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18 Nov 14

Second Romanian Foreign Minister Resigns Over Vote Scandal

After just one week in office, the new Foreign Minister, Teodor Melescanu, has also stepped down - another casualty of the row over Romanians voting abroad.

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18 Nov 14

Romania's New President Vows to Reform Voting Abroad

Romania's incoming President, Klaus Iohannis, has said reforming the way that Romanians vote abroad will be high on his agenda.

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17 Nov 14

Iohannis Leaps Ahead to Win Romania Presidency

Opposition leader Klaus Iohannis won an unexpected victory in the run-off presidential vote on Sunday, defeating the favourite, Victor Ponta.

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16 Nov 14

Ponta on Course to Win Romanian Presidency

Prime Minister and Social Democrat leader Victor Ponta is expected to win the second and final round of Romania’s presidential elections on November 16.

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13 Nov 14

Romanians Back ECJ Ruling on 'Benefit Tourism'

Most Romanians seem to welcome the European Court of Justice ruling about a Romanian woman denied access to the full range of welfare beneits in Germany.

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12 Nov 14

IMF Reminds Romania To Control Spending

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has urged Romania not to endanger the progress it has made in recent years, by keeping a tight check on spending.

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12 Nov 14

Feather Fly in Romania's Presidential Election

A pile of chicken heads dumped in one of the party's headquarters has added a surreal touch to the second round of the presidential elections in Romania.

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10 Nov 14

Romania Foreign Minister Resigns Over Vote Scandal

Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean stepped down after protests about some Romanians living abroad being unable to vote in the country's recent presidential elections.

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10 Nov 14

Romanians Protest Over Diaspora Voting Problems

Thousands of people took to the streets at the weekend, accusing the government of making it difficult for Romanians living abroad to vote in the presidential election.

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07 Nov 14

Romanian Hungarians Stay Neutral in Presidential Race

The party representing Romania's well organised Hungarian community has declined to lend its support to either of the two presidential candidates standing in the election.

Business

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20 Nov 14

Ford Romania To Axe Staff in Sales Slump

Around a fifth of the employees at the Ford’s car factory in Craiova are to be laid off next year due to low demand on the market.

Culture and Lifestyle

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20 Nov 14

Iohannis's Life Story Proves a Hit in Romania

At Bucharest's main book fair there was rush on copies of the autobiogaphy of the man who - very unexpectedly - has just won the presidential election.