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20 Jan 18

Romanians Resume Anti-Corruption Protests

Thousands take to the streets again on Saturday to protest against the ruling party’s justice reforms that local and international observers warn will threaten judicial independence. 

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19 Jan 18

Duma Slates Moldova's Ban on Russian TV Shows

Russia's parliament has accused Moldova of anti-Russian discrimination, over the new 'anti-propaganda' law that effectively bans Russian broadcasts in the country.

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18 Jan 18

Kosovo Leads World in Cheering for Trump, Poll Shows

While support for US leadership has slumped in most parts of the world, the latest Gallup poll shows that Kosovars and Albanians remain America's most steadfast fans.

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18 Jan 18

Blizzards Cause Turmoil in Romania and Moldova

Blizzards have left Romania and Moldova struggling with heavy snow, closed schools and roads, stranded motorists, power outages and delayed or cancelled flights. 

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18 Jan 18

Council of Europe Slates Romania's Corruption Record

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption said in a report released on Thursday that Romania has made little progress in fighting corruption. 

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17 Jan 18

Romanian President Appoints First Woman PM

Romanian Social Democrat MEP Viorica Dancila is set to become Romania’s first woman prime minister. 

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17 Jan 18

Moldova Toasts Wines' Success on Western Markets

Despite an economic embargo in the once crucial Russian market, Moldova's wine producers are selling more wine than ever – by shifting their sales to Western and Central Europe.

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16 Jan 18

Romania Ruling Party Nominates Woman as PM

Romania’s ruling Social Democrat Party nominated Viorica Dancila to replace Mihai Tudose as prime minister after the latter was dismissed on Monday.

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16 Jan 18

Freedom House Report Notes Serbia's Downward Trend

A new report from the US rights watchdog says lack of media freedom, corruption, and weak institutions remain issues throughout the Balkans – but singles out Serbia's growing authoritarianism as a matter of concern.

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15 Jan 18

Romania’s Ruling Party Dismisses Second PM in Seven Months

Romania’s Prime Minister Mihai Tudose announced his resignation on Monday night, after six months in office, after the ruling Social Democrat Party leadership withdrew its political backing. 

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15 Jan 18

Religion Remains Powerful in Balkans, Survey Shows

People in the Balkans remain far more religious than those in Central and Western Europe, a survey suggests.

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12 Jan 18

Romania Probes Anti-Graft Chief for Misconduct

Romania’s Judicial Inspectorate has launched an investigation into the country's anti-corruption chief prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi, who is accused of misconduct. 

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11 Jan 18

Romania Under Pressure to Recognise Same-Sex Spouses

The European Court of Justice is to rule on whether Romania should grant equal rights to same-sex couples that have married abroad, despite its own non-recognition of same-sex marriage.

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10 Jan 18

Paedophile Police Case Exposes Tensions in Romania's Govt

The arrest of policeman suspected of having sexually assaulted children has shaken Romania’s police and exposed rifts inside the country’s Social Democrat-led government. 

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10 Jan 18

Wolf Pack Caught on Camera in Romania

Rare footage of a wolf pack has been caught on camera by surveillance equipment of Romania’s forest administration in a national park in the Carpathians.

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17 Jan 18

How Rich Are the Balkans’ Top Politicians?

Senior politicians in the region may earn far more than the average citizen – but the biggest earners are rarely those occupying the highest state posts. 

05 Jan 18

Christmas Comes Twice in Divided Moldova

03 Jan 18

Gagauz Resist Moldova’s Embrace of West

26 Dec 17

Balkans in 2017: Two Cheers for the Economy

25 Dec 17

Balkans Heroes – People Who Saved 2017

Business

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17 Jan 18

Moldova Toasts Wines' Success on Western Markets

Despite an economic embargo in the once crucial Russian market, Moldova's wine producers are selling more wine than ever – by shifting their sales to Western and Central Europe.

10 Nov 17

Romania Bank Chief Warns of High Trade Deficit

Culture and Lifestyle

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01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

New Year’s Eve was celebrated in true Balkan style across the region, with cities from Zagreb to Tirana putting on extravagant firework displays and open-air events, which saw regional and international stars performing to the swathes of jubilant crowds that came out to mark the beginning of 2018.

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018