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07 Sep 07

Ford in Bid to Buy Romanian Car Plant

Bucharest _ Ford Motor Co. has made an offer of 57 million euros for a majority stake in the Romanian car manufacturing plant formerly owned by South Korea’s Daewoo Motor, Romania's Authority of State Assets Recovery, AVAS said Friday.
06 Sep 07

Floods Kill Five in Romania

Bucharest__ Five people were killed and many properties and roads were damaged following torrential rains which hit eastern Romania, officials said on Thursday.
05 Sep 07

EU Says 'No' to Partitioning Kosovo

Brussels _ The European Commission has dismissed the possibility of partitioning Kosovo, even if Serbia and the Kosovar Albanian leadership agreed on it.
05 Sep 07

Romania Changes Citizenship Law

Bucharest __ The Romanian Government on Wednesday approved changes to the Citizenship Law, making the process of granting citizenship much easier, especially for ethnic Romanians who live in neighbouring countries.
04 Sep 07

Romania and Serbia to Cooperate on Supporting of Vlachs

Bucharest __ Romanian Foreign Minister, Adrian Cioroianu, and his Serbian counterpart, Vuk Jeremic, on Tuesday announced their countries will start to cooperate more closely on measures to support the Vlach community, the largest minority in eastern Serbia.
30 Aug 07

Bucharest Denies Moldova's Claim of Visa Fraud

Bucharest _ Romanian Foreign Minister Adrian Cioroianu on Thursday rejected Moldova's claim that a Romanian diplomat took bribes to issue visas.
27 Aug 07

Romania Hit by Floods After Heat Wave

Bucharest__ After a heat wave that hit Romania in recent days, the country is now struggling with flooding that left two people dead and hundreds of homes damaged.
22 Aug 07

Romania Sets November 25 for European Elections

Bucharest__ Romanian voters will cast their ballots for the European Parliament On November 25, a first such vote after the country's accession to the European Union, the government announced on Wednesday.
14 Aug 07

Romanian Opposition To Seek No-Confidence Vote

Bucharest _ Romania’s main opposition party on Tuesday announced it will seek a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu and his minority cabinet with the aim of joining a new government formed in the aftermath.
03 Aug 07

Romania Holds Funeral for Orthodox Patriarch Teoctist

Bucharest _ More than 5,000 people gathered on Friday to mark the funeral and burial of Patriarch Teoctist, the head of the Romanian Orthodox Church.
30 Jul 07

Roma from Serbia Seek Asylum in Romania

Bucharest _ Forty-four Serbian citizens of Roma origin who illegally entered Romania over the week-end are seeking asylum in a European Union country, the Romanian authorities said on Monday.
30 Jul 07

Romanian Orthodox Patriarch Dies

Bucharest __ The head of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Teoctist, died on Monday aged 92, after a heart attack following surgery on his prostate gland, the Church said on Monday.
18 Jul 07

Bucharest Doubts Toxic Risk from Ukraine

Bucharest __ A poison cloud of yellow phosphorus from Ukraine is unlikely to enter Romania, Environment Minister Atilla Korodi said Wednesday.
17 Jul 07

Contact Group to Take over Kosovo Status from UN

Brussels _ The final phase of the Kosovo status process may take place outside the context of the United Nations and under the auspices of the Contact Group, European officials have said.
11 Jul 07

Portugal Sees Ahtisaari Plan As Basis for Kosovo

Brussels_ Portugal’s six-months in the rotating presidency of the European Union will emphasize finding a solution on Kosovo, Portuguese Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Amado said Wednesday.


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


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

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