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19 Nov 15

Romania Rethinks Bailing Out Unstable Moldova

Following the fall of the pro-EU government in Moldova, Romania is reconsidering a loan to its impoverished ally.

05 Nov 15

Why Romanians Decided Not to ‘Give in’

The success of the protests that forced out the Ponta government indicates that Romanians have had enough of a culture of generalized corruption.

22 Oct 15

Sporting Triumphs Hide Balkan Football’s Malaise

Balkan teams look set to be well represented in Euro 2016 - but many fans are still turning away from a sport that they see as mired in politics and corruption.

21 Oct 15

UK-Romanian Writer Takes Fame in His Stride

EO Chirovici explains how his first attempt at writing a novel in English became a global publishing phenomenon and discusses what influenced him.

11 Sep 15

Europe’s Refugee Quota Plan Dismays Romania

Romania’s leaders oppose the plan to impose mandatory quotas of migrantson member states – and many ordinary people seem to agree with them.

10 Jul 15

Western Balkans on Alert Over ISIS Threat

Countries in the region have raised security levels and introduced new precautions to counter the threat of terrorist attacks by Islamic State.

25 Jun 15

Balkan Economies Brace for Impact of Grexit

Balkan countries are weighing up the likely impact on trade, banks, currencies and investment if Greece is forced out of the eurozone.

29 May 15

Romania’s ‘Calming’ President Hits Political Storms

Klaus Iohannis promised to be a ‘unifying’ President – but bitter clashes with the government have undermined that ambition.

07 May 15

Transylvania’s Last Germans Feel left Behind

After the revolution in 1989, most Transylvanian Saxons left for Germany - and some of those who stayed are plagued by a feeling that they made the wrong decision.

13 Apr 15

Romanians Start to Question Jailbirds’ Literary Skills

Many Romanians jailed for corruption write books in prison in order to get their sentences reduced - but their sudden enthusiasm for penmanship is drawing scrutiny.

23 Feb 15

Anti-Graft Drive Starts Hitting Home in Romania

A wave of corruption-related arrests and jail terms has sent shock waves through Romania’s political establishment, although how much it is affecting everyday life remains unclear.

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.

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.

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.

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.