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Romania is planning several measures to cut to the recorded rise in the number of school truants and dropouts.
Despite official promises to slash the number of stray dogs, a recent census shows that around 65,000 still live on the streets of Bucharest.
Several hundred Romanians, including a numer of priests, joined a protest against the introduction of electronic health cards, which some describe as satanic.
Reports that turkey meat containing antibiotics was exported to Germany, Austria and Britain pose a new threat to Romania's tottering economy.
Six leaders from the Balkans, including Vuk Jeremic of Serbia, have won places on the World Economic Forum's list of young global leaders.
On a visit to Bucharest, Britain's Europe Minister has tried to smooth relations - battered by a UK media campaign against a feared influx of job-seekers and welfare claimants.
New poll shows Romanians have far more confidence in the military and the Church than in political institutions.
The European Union has again postponed a decision on Romania's and Bulgaria's accession to the passport-free Schengen zone.
Prime Minister Ponta says a new law should finally resolve the prolonged dispute about property seized by the Communists after the Second World War.
The defeat of the pro-EU government in Moldova in a no-confidence vote is causing concern in neighbouring Romania.
The latest sales figures for last autumn make grim reading for most newspapers in the country.
Bucharest wants those countries that seem intent on continuing to block its accession to the passport-free Schengen area to explain their reasons.
Journalists at the leading daily “Romania Libera” staged a brief strike on Thursday over unpaid salaries - a common problem in Romania's struggling newspaper industry.
Thousands of people have joined protests in eastern Romania against plans to exploit shale gas, voicing fears for the environment.
Jail conditions are far better in Romania than what they were - but overcrowding and poor diet remain a problem, a new report says.
Two former ministers of agriculture have been jailed for three years for granting favours to a businessman in return for money and goods.
While the number of drug users rises steadily in Romania, harm-reduction programmes face closure as government funds dry up.
Greater use of electronic payments is responsible for part of the decrease in Romania’s shadow economy, a study by Visa says.
The annual Night of Museums in Romania will involve exhibitions, dance and theatre performances, concerts and films in events across the country.