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18 Dec 17

Romania’s 1989 Uprising Was 'Orchestrated', Prosecutors Say

Military prosecutors investigating for a fourth time the 1989 uprising that led to the fall of Communism said they had proof that an orchestrated movement led by army officers and some civilians triggered the protests.

18 Dec 17

US Urges Moldova to Tackle Russian Propaganda

The US ambassador to Chisinau, James Pettit, said that Moldova should adopt new legislation to counter Russian disinformation and boost the independence of broadcast media.

15 Dec 17

Balkan Arms Exports ‘Diverted to ISIS’: Report

Balkan governments need to ask the US and Saudi Arabia more questions following revelations that their arms deliveries are routinely diverted to Syria and into the hands of ISIS, a report says.

15 Dec 17

Romanians Anxious After New Metro Station Threat

Romanians expressed concern after police responded to an alleged death threat on the Bucharest metro three days after a woman murdered one passenger and attempted to kill another.

14 Dec 17

Europe’s Royals to Gather for Romanian Ex-King’s Funeral

Representatives of European royal houses are set to gather in Bucharest on Saturday to attend former Romanian king Michael I’s funeral at the Royal Cathedral in Curtea de Arges.

13 Dec 17

Support for EU Grows Again in Moldova

A new survey suggests that Moldovans have slowly started to regain trust in the EU after the theft of $1 billion from three Moldovan banks under a pro-European government in 2014 seriously undermined its support.

13 Dec 17

Subway Train Murder Shocks Romania

A 36-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday in Bucharest after being caught on camera murdering a young woman by pushing her onto the tracks at a metro station.

12 Dec 17

Moldova Charges Russian Banker with Money-Laundering

Moldova’s anti-graft authorities have confirmed that Russian banker German Gorbuntsov has been questioned over several criminal cases.

11 Dec 17

Romanians Turn Palace Into Shrine Before Royal Funeral

Many Romanians have laid tributes outside the old royal palace to their late king Michael, before he is laid to rest in the country he was forced to abandon for several decades.

08 Dec 17

Moldova Leaders Battle Over Russian Broadcast Ban

Moldova’s pro-Russian and pro-EU leaders are again in deadlock – this time over a law that seeks to curb the broadcasting of Russian-made media content.

05 Dec 17

Romanian Ex-King Michael Dies Aged 96

Romania’s last king, Michael I, died on Tuesday following a battle with cancer. 

05 Dec 17

Britain’s Winged ‘Invaders’ Sourced to Romania

As bird-mad Britons argue about where flocks of rare finches have come from this winter, the answer, it seems, is Romania.

01 Dec 17

Romania Activists Plan Protests on National Day

As Romania's authorities plan to mark the national day with military parades on Friday, anti-corruption protesters intend to make their continuing discontent heard loud and clear. 

30 Nov 17

Romanian Pilgrims Gather at Cave to Honour Saint

Over 15,000 pilgrims are expected on Thursday to pray at a cave-church in southern Romania where the Apostle Andrew, Romania's patron saint, is believed to have lived for a while.

29 Nov 17

Moldova Extends Entry Ban on Russian Journalists

Moldovan forbade the entry of two Russian reporters on Tuesday – signalling that it intends to continue to ban journalists and others seen as supporters of the breakaway regime in the Transnistria region.


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