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23 Jun 17

Romanian Top Filmmakers Fight for Reform

Hopes of comprehensive change to the film industry – deemed vital for this flourishing field - have suffered another blow after Romania’s parliament withdraw the reform legislation.

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20 Jun 17

Romania’s Political Turbulence Threatens Economic Growth

By the end of this year, Romania is set to become the largest economy in the Balkans - but experts warn that if political instability continues, it will struggle to maintain the current momentum.

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14 Jun 17

Romania’s Ruling Party Pushes Own Govt to Quit

In a highly unusual development, Romania’s governing Social Democratic Party is trying to oust its own government - as a feud between the party chief and the PM worsens.

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12 Jun 17

Romania ‘Must Confront Hungarian Nationalist Demands’

Budapest is taking an increasingly aggressive line over the rights of ethnic Hungarians living in Romania, yet Bucharest seems unwilling to tackle the issue head on.

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06 Jun 17

Inside Guide to the Balkans’ Secret Wonders

Scattered across the Balkans are stunning little gems of nature or human history that are well worth making a detour to visit.

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01 Jun 17

Moldova’s Troubled Govt Acts Tough by Expelling Russians

The dramatic expulsion of five Russian diplomats looks like a bid by the faltering, unpopular pro-EU government to impress Brussels - and humiliate the pro-Russian President, Igor Dodon.

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30 May 17

Romania Wage Hike Bill Worries EU, Local Experts

A bill designed to harmonize public-sector pay is on the fast track towards adoption in Romania – but the announced wage hikes have alarmed economists, the EU and local unions alike. 

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26 May 17

Balkan States Struggle to Meet NATO Benchmark

While NATO states have all confirmed their commitment to boosting defence spending to 2 per cent of GDP, for most Balkan countries, that represents a challenge.

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22 May 17

Move to Publish Intelligence Files Divides Romania

Plans to declassify secret files that belonged to the Justice Ministry have caused a dispute - with some claiming they should be destroyed as they contain forgeries and inaccuracies.

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17 May 17

LGBT Community Struggles for Acceptance in Romania

As the world marks International Day Against Homophobia, Romania has a long way to go in terms of respecting LGBT rights. 

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15 May 17

Romanian Mayor Revives Danube Channel Dream

Bucharest Mayor Gabriel Firea says she is working on updating a feasibility study for a channel linking Bucharest with the Danube, an ambitious project scrapped after the Ceausescu regime fell in 1989.

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11 May 17

Corruption and East-West Divide Worsen Moldova’s Woes

The split between Moldova’s pro-Russian president and pro-European coalition is fuelling the country’s confusion - as corruption allegations swirl around the government.

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02 May 17

Smashed Graves Highlight Romania’s Lingering Anti-Semitism

After Jewish graves were vandalized on the night before the Holocaust Remembrance Day, Romania’s small Jewish community wonders if enough is being done to address traditional hostility to Jews. 

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28 Apr 17

Romania’s Slow Preparation for EU Presidency Alarms Experts

Experts are concerned by the slow pace of preparations in Bucharest for Romania’s EU Council presidency in 2019, when it will have to oversee thousands of high-profile events. 

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26 Apr 17

Moldova-Ukraine Border Plan Makes Transnistria Anxious

The separatist government in Transnistria has accused Moldova and Ukraine of trying to impose a blockade, after the two countries agreed to set up a joint checkpoint at the border.