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While the number of drug users rises steadily in Romania, harm-reduction programmes face closure as government funds dry up.
A TV station has sparked a row by claiming that the body in charge in viewing figures massaged its ratings downwards.
The media campaign against Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants plumbs new depths each week. Who would have guessed this country once put Bulgaria on a pedestal?
Reports about the number of impoverished migrants from Bulgaria and Romania are alarming Germany - but how accurate are these claims?
British fears of a mass influx from Romania are groundless, Romanians say, as most people who wanted to work abroad went long ago.
While a gradual improvement in economic activity is expected, social unrest, delays in privatisations and public sector reforms are some of many challenges facing Romania’s governors in 2013
The country was led by three different governments that faced interminable political disputes, failed privatizations added to Romania’s economic woes, but there was good news in the arts.
Former political prisoners want truth and compensation – but their quest has become entangled in the country’s murky politics.
The great hope of the political left hasn’t done much to tackle the economic crisis in seven months in office - but that won’t stop him from winning Sunday’s general election in austerity-weary Romania.
Next week’s elections are an opportunity for Romania to start afresh after a dismal year – but everything depends on the size of the majority of the winning coalition.
Job restrictions have left Romanian and Bulgarian construction workers underpaid and vulnerable to exploitation, a BIRN investigation reveals.
The cancellation of the sale of Romania’s largest chemical company has put the spotlight on the muddled approach to sales of state assets.
Dodgy dealers in Romanian nationality can conjure up genuine documents for fake applicants, investigation reveals.
The damaging war between the President’s and Prime Minister’s camps looks set to continue, in spite of the failure of the attempt to unseat the head of state in a referendum.
President Traian Basescu narrowly avoided impeachment in a referendum - but the bitter feud between him and the Prime Minister shows every sign of continuing.