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23 Jul 15

Romania's Ponta Again Refuses to Quit PM Post

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has again rebuffed calls for his resignation, saying he will only go when the ruling coalition withdraws its support and chooses a replacement.

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20 Jul 15

Divisions Surface in Romania's Ruling Party

Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s decision to step down as president of ruling Social Democratic Party, PSD, has opened up a fight for power inside the party.

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16 Jul 15

Romania Hopes to Revamp Irrigation With EU Cash

Romania hopes to win EU money to restore its old irrigation network, which has fallen into disuse, to boost the country's agricultural potential.

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15 Jul 15

Romanian Mufti Eases Concerns Over Huge Mosque

Folllowing claims that a new Turkish-built mosque in Bucharest will attract Islamic extremists, Mufti says the community has a right to a place of worship in the capital.

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14 Jul 15

Romanian Prosecutors Charge PM With Corruption

Anti-corruption prosecutors have indicted Prime Minister Victor Ponta and seized some of his assets in a criminal investigation.

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13 Jul 15

Ponta Steps Down As Party Chief in Romania

Victor Ponta on Sunday quit as leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party in Romania, pending a criminal investigation into his affairs.

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13 Jul 15

Romania Linked to European Highway Network

Following the opening of a new border checkpoint with Hungary, Romania is now linked to European highway network.

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10 Jul 15

Beer is a Bargain in the Balkans, Study Shows

A study by a price comparison website suggests that thirsty  - and thrifty - beer drinkers might like to head for the Balkans where - in Belgrade especially - the drinking is cheap.

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09 Jul 15

Romania Seizes Assets of Petrotel Lukoil

Prosecutors have seized assets worth some 2 billion euro in connection to a tax evasion and money laundering probe at the local unit of Russia's Lukoil.

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09 Jul 15

Romania, Croatia Badly Governed, Index Shows

New German study rating 41 countries on Governance Indicators has little good news for the four Balkan countries it includes.

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09 Jul 15

Romania Doubles Pay For Top State Officials

Romania's government has doubled the salaries of a number of top officials, including the President and Prime Minister, saying senior officials need to be rewarded more adequately.

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08 Jul 15

Romania President Pledges Support for Moldova

President Klaus Iohannis told his visiting Moldovan counterpart that Romania will continue to help Moldova on its path to Europe.

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07 Jul 15

Balkan Countries Bake in July Heat Wave

After much of Western Europe baked last week in an unusually scorching heat wave, countries in the Balkan region face their own blast of hot weather.

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07 Jul 15

Romania Mulls Forcing Parents to Vaccinate Children

Unvaccinated children may be banned from schools and the parents fines, according to a draft law under consideration in Romania.

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06 Jul 15

Romanian Premier Defends VAT Cut Decision

Prime Minister Victor Ponta said the government supports the planned VAT rate cut aimed at boosting the economy, despite opposition from international lenders.

Business

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15 Jul 15

Air Traffic Strike Grounds Bucharest Airport

First ever strike of Romanian air traffic controllers blocked all flights to and from Bucharest for two hours on Wednesday.

Culture and Lifestyle

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17 Jul 15

Romanian Music Festival Trades Tickets For Blood

Music fans are being encouraged to donate blood in exchange for cheaper tickets to a festival in the Transylvanian city of Cluj.