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07 Dec 17

Cancer of Corruption Continues to Blight Europe

In a year that saw the shocking murder of a Maltese journalist known for her investigations into corruption, the fight against this scourge must be unrelenting.

fatal-inaction-how-measles-made-a-comeback-11-30-2017
06 Dec 17

Fatal Inaction: How Measles Made a Comeback

Romania’s failure to prevent a deadly measles outbreak is a story of complacency, bungling and discrimination. It is also a cautionary tale for Europe.

romanian-protesters-vow-to-overcome-net-saboteurs-11-29-2017
30 Nov 17

Romanian Protesters Vow to Overcome Net Saboteurs

Activists opposed to the government’s planned justice laws have vowed to continue protesting – despite what they believe was an organized campaign to block their Facebook accounts. 

romania-rejects-us-warning-on-rule-of-law-11-28-2017
29 Nov 17

Romania Rejects US Warning on Rule of Law

Romania’s parliament has rejected a warning from the US State Department urging it to halt a controversial bill that allegedly threatens judicial independence, accusing Washington of interfering in domestic policy.

hungary-s-orban-woos-romania-s-restive-hungarians-11-24-2017
27 Nov 17

Hungary’s Orban Woos Romania’s Restive Hungarians

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has gone all out to win the support of the discontented ethnic Hungarians of Romania - whose votes could help it retain power in next year’s elections.

moldovan-history-film-angers-champions-of-romanian-ties-11-23-2017
24 Nov 17

Moldovan History Film Angers Champions of Romanian Ties

A new movie about Moldova’s history, produced under Socialists auspices, has angered pro-EU politicians and historians by playing down links to Romania and, they say, taking Russia’s line.

failed-referendum-deals-blow-to-moldova-socialists-11-20-2017
21 Nov 17

Failed Referendum Deals Blow to Moldova Socialists

The no-show by voters in the capital in a referendum against the city’s pro-EU mayor has revealed the limits of support for the pro-Russian Socialists.

romania-s-dacian-wolf-sends-wrong-message-experts-warn-11-16-2017
17 Nov 17

Romania’s Dacian Wolf Sends Wrong Message, Experts Warn

The choice of a Dacian wolf as Romania’s logo for the presidency of the European Council in 2019 has caused controversy over whether it might send a confusing nationalistic message about the country. 

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10 Nov 17

Moldova ‘Stands at a Crossroads’ – Maia Sandu

Ahead of next year’s general elections, the defeated pro-Western candidate in last year’s presidential election says voters must choose between ‘responsible government’ or life in an uncertain ‘buffer zone’.

anti-corruption-protests-reveal-deep-split-in-romania-11-09-2017
10 Nov 17

Anti-Corruption Protests Reveal Romania's Divisions

The protests in Romania against government policies have exposed a divide between the middle-class activists who resent corruption and a poorer class that still has faith in the old political class.

eu-wises-up-to-moldova-s-geopolitical-games-11-06-2017
09 Nov 17

EU Wises up to Moldova’s Geopolitical Games

Moldova’s scandal-ridden governments have been playing the ‘Western’ card for years as they advance on the road to EU membership – but Brussels is becoming increasingly suspicious of their intentions.

romania-media-must-defend-its-independence-union-says-11-06-2017
07 Nov 17

Romania Media ‘Must Defend its Independence’, Union Says

MediaSind president Cristi Godinac tells BIRN in an interview that journalists must unite to defeat the ruling party’s plans to clip the wings of the public news agency Agerpres. 

restive-provinces-replace-communism-as-spectre-haunting-europe--10-29-2017
30 Oct 17

Restive Provinces Replace Communism as ‘Spectre Haunting Europe’

As the standoff between Spain and Catalonia continues, Balkan Insight looks at the many other provinces and regions in the Balkans and elsewhere that are challenging the integrity of Europe’s current states.

romania-s-ruling-party-pushes-ahead-with-justice-bill-despite-criticism-10-24-2017
25 Oct 17

Romania Ruling Party Pushes Justice Bill Despite Opposition

The Social Democrat-led coalition’s justice bill has been handed to parliament despite warnings that it will curb the independence of the judicial system and could hurt the country’s standing in Europe.

changing-ceos-will-not-fix-balkan-airlines-troubles-10-25-2017
25 Oct 17

Changing CEOs will Not Fix Balkan Airlines' Troubles

Overburdened by micro-managing governments, most of the Balkan's state-owned national carriers struggle to survive in an increasingly competitive air transport industry.