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09 Feb 16

Fashion Victims: Even in EU, Garment Workers Face Tough Conditions

Women in Romania and Bulgaria endure low pay, long hours and gruelling work to make clothes for luxury Western brands.

08 Feb 16

Hit Book Paints Grim Picture of UK Romanians

The bleak lives of failed Romanian immigrants who camp in the London underpasses are brought sharply into focus in a new warts-and-all account of immigrant London.

04 Jan 16

Romania Faces Challenge in Rebuilding Trust

Restoring trust in politics, speeding up economic recovery, curbing corruption and dealing with refugees are some of challenges facing the country in 2016.

23 Dec 15

Dramatic Changes Bring Hope to Romania

A new president, a new government - and hopes of economic growth - made more Romanians feel hopeful about their prospects in 2015.

17 Dec 15

Romania’s Adoptees in West Find Their Way Home

More and more Romanian international adoptees are seeking their biological families in Romania. In the process, they turn to the Internet, journalists, private detectives and, with less success, to the authorities. The reunions are not always a dream come true.

07 Dec 15

Romania’s ‘Mrs Justice’ Takes on Corruption

Is the anti-corruption campaign in Romania led by Laura Codruta Kovesi really about to eradicate widespread graft in the Balkan country?

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.