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09 Jan 15

The Balkan Muslim ‘Threat’ has Never Materialised

Paradoxically, the Islamist danger is not coming from where once it was most expected - from among Muslims in the Balkans.

romania-new-era-of-political-cohabitation
02 Jan 15

Romania in 2015: New Era of Political Cohabitation

The installation of a new centre-right president poses new challenges for the centre-left premier, while in the arena of the economy, the austerity drive is set to continue.

romania-s-resilient-generation-the-kids-left-behind-who-get-ahead
29 Dec 14

Romania’s Resilient Generation: The Kids ‘Left Behind’ Who Get Ahead

Growing up alone while their parents worked abroad has been tough for many children but helped some of them to thrive.

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22 Dec 14

Romania: Surprise Election Win Brings Hope

A new president as well as solid results in fighting corruption were the main achievements in 2014. Otherwise, it was business as usual in politics and the economy.

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11 Dec 14

Balkan States Face Questions on CIA Report

Officials in several Balkan states have questions to answer about their countries’ involvement with CIA detention and rendition programs in the ‘war on terror’.

romania-braces-for-leadership-change
04 Dec 14

Romania Braces for Leadership Change

While the ruling coalition has so far hung on to power, Ponta’s presidential election failure makes a change of government in the near future increasingly likely.

romanian-election-strikes-blow-for-vanished-germans
20 Nov 14

Romanian Election Strikes Blow for Vanished Germans

The decision of the Romanians to elect an ethnic German as head of state marks a milestone in the history of a forgotten community in Eastern Europe.

romania-s-net-generation-forces-change-in-romania
19 Nov 14

Romania’s Net Generation Forces Change in Romania

Young, motivated urban voters - and Romanians living abroad - seem to have tipped the balance for presidential winner Klaus Iohannis.

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28 Oct 14

Romania Expects President to Turn Page in History

Romania’s next president may not change much in day-to-day politics, but whoever it is, he will at least mark a symbolic departure from the communist era.

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17 Oct 14

Green Power Boom Threatens Romania’s Wild Mountains

The boom in small hydroelectric power plants in the Romanian mountains is coming at a price for the environment.

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26 Sep 14

Spying Rows Overshadow Romania’s Presidential Poll

Arguments about who may - or may not - have worked as an undercover intelligence agent are crowding out other political issues in the upcoming presidential election.

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17 Sep 14

Romanian Election Raises Kosovo’s Hope of Recognition

If Victor Ponta wins the presidential poll in Romania, Kosovo will be waiting to see if he acts on his pledge to rethink Romania’s opposition to Kosovo’s independence.

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22 Aug 14

Ponta Defies Recession to Woo Romanian Voters

With an eye on winning November’s presidential elections, Prime Minister Victor Ponta is in a give-away mood – although Romania has slid back into recession in the meantime.

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09 Jul 14

Moldova Braces for Russian Ire Over EU Pact

The former Soviet republic’s decision to sign an EU association agreement has the potential to provoke conflict on a range of fronts with Moscow.

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24 Jun 14

EU Deal Lures Moldova From Russia’s Embrace

Most Moldovans back the forthcoming agreement with the EU as the only option for their impoverished country – but whether ties to Europe can stop the massive emigration that is emptying the land is another matter.