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23 Jul 14

Romania Raises Medics' Salaries to Stem Exodus

The Romanian government is to raise the salaries of doctors and nurses by 10 per cent amid concerns about where the money will come from.

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23 Jul 14

Court Orders Release of Romanian Ex-PM Nastase

Adrian Nastase is to end his second jail term for corruption after serving only six months behind bars.

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23 Jul 14

Romania Leaders Tussle Over Commission Post

The President and Prime Minister are battling over who has the right to name the country’s future EU Commissioner.

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22 Jul 14

Romanian National Liberals Name Presidential Candidate

Klaus Iohanis, leader of the National Liberal Party, is to stand as the party’s candidate in the next presidential elections.

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21 Jul 14

Romania, Bulgaria Near Top of EU Fraud Report

A new EU report ranks the two Balkan states in second and third places, behind Italy, when it comes to the attempted fraudulent use of EU funds.

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18 Jul 14

Romania Media Split Over Reporter Axed for Insulting PM

TV station's decision to fire a journalist for insulting the Prime Minister on Facebook has left Romanian media watchers feeling uneasy.

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18 Jul 14

Romania Opposition Parties Set Merger Date

The main centre-right parties in Romania are to merge formally at a congress held by the end of July, in order to better oppose the ruling leftist coalition.

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16 Jul 14

Romania Probes Corruption Claims Over Microsoft Licenses

Anti-graft prosecutors on Wednesday grilled two senior officials in connection with corruption claims concerning Microsoft licenses acquired by the Romanian government.

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15 Jul 14

Romania Evacuates its Citizens From Gaza

Romania has evacuated about 84 of its nationals from the Gaza Strip, amid fears that the conflict between the local Hamas-led authorities and Israel could get even worse.

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14 Jul 14

Romanian Coalition Keeps Hungarians on Board

The ethnic Hungarian party in Romania has called off its threat to quit the coalition government despite major policy disagreements.

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11 Jul 14

Romanian Leaders Lock Horns Over Tax Cut

Romania's President and Prime Minister are at odds - again - this time over a proposed cut to the tax paid by employers for social security.

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10 Jul 14

Romania Axes Under-performing Private Colleges

Government orders several private colleges to close their doors amid growing concern about declining academic standards in the country.

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10 Jul 14

Romanian Freight Rail Company Sheds Staff

One third of the employees at the Romanian railway freight company, CFR Marfa, are to be made redundant following restructuring plans.

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08 Jul 14

Greenpeace Protest Fracking Plans in Romania

Greenpeace activists have blocked access to a shale gas exploration site in eastern Romania.

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07 Jul 14

Romanian Hungarians Call for Greater Autonomy

The party representing the ethnic Hungarian minority in Romania is to publish a bill asking for greater autonomy for regions in Transylvania where most Hungarians are concentrated.

Premium

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24 Jun 14

EU Deal Lures Moldova From Russia’s Embrace

Most Moldovans back the forthcoming agreement with the EU as the only option for their impoverished country – but whether ties to Europe can stop the massive emigration that is emptying the land is another matter.

Business

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25 Jul 14

Romania Moves Forward With New Nuclear Reactors

Two new nuclear reactors are to be built up in Romania under a deal inked on Thursday with Canadian and Chinese investors.

Culture and Lifestyle

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25 Jul 14

Romanian Plastic Bridge Seeks Guinness Accolade

A bridge made of over 100,000 plastic bottles in western Romania - said to be the largest in the world - contains a wider message about the enviroment.