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23 Mar 17

Romania Accused of Inaction Over ‘Slavery’ in Italy

After the latest UK media exposure of the slave-like conditions endured by Romanian migrant workers in Sicily, the government has been accused of making an inadequate response. 

22 Mar 17

Europe is not Going to Solve Balkan Dramas

The idea that the EU is going to speed up the accession process in the Balkans to prevent states from collapsing or fighting each other is a complete fantasy.

17 Mar 17

Refugees Face Cool Welcome in Romania, Bulgaria

Worsening relations between Turkey and Europe have raised concerns in Bulgaria andRomania that a new wave of migrants may be on the way - a prospect that both countries find daunting.

14 Mar 17

Romania Hopes to Become Regional Energy Hub

Bucharest’s plans to start extracting gas in the Black Sea zone and construct a regional pipeline aim to ensure Romania’s energy security and turn it into a regional gas exporter.

08 Mar 17

Moldova Pays High Price for Power Games

The former Soviet country’s energy security remains at risk as Moldova is unable to reform its power sector and to cut links to controversial intermediary companies.

06 Mar 17

Romanian Seeks Justice Over Dissident Father’s Death

After years of struggle with obstructive bureaucracy, Andrei Ursu will see four former communist police officers and officials go on trial next week for the murder of his dissident father.

03 Mar 17

East-West Divide Threatens Moldova’s Stability

The constant arguments between Moldova’s pro-Russian president and its pro-EU government are raising concerns for the country’s stability and worrying its neighbours.

02 Mar 17

How Did Romanian Protest Culture Evolve?

Romania has seen a spike in social engagement with waves of protests engulfing the country in recent years.

27 Feb 17

Fact-Checking Crusaders Push Romania Towards Transparency

Romania’s biggest protests since the fall of communism have brought a new generation of journalists - inspired by US-style fact-checking activists - to the fore.

08 Feb 17

Protests Expose Deep Rift in Romanian Society

While massive street protests have traumatised the ruling Social Democrats, experts say the discontent reveals something wrong at a structural level with Romanian political parties in general.

08 Feb 17

Russia Never Went Away from the Balkans

If the West now has to compete with Russia for influence in the Balkans, that might not be a bad thing.

27 Jan 17

Politicians Act to Curb Anti-Graft Drive in Romania

Proposed legislation that would pardon convicted politicians or reduce their jail terms is widely seen as an attempt to undermine Romania's campaign to stamp out corruption.

20 Jan 17

Birth of Trump Era Divides Balkan Countries

Right-wing Serbs are euphoric while Romanians and Bosniaks are worried. All over the Balkans, governments and people are watching to see what a new era in US diplomacy brings.

20 Jan 17

Balkan States Eye Their Prospects in Trump Era

Countries in the region are pondering whether they will lose or gain from a Trump presidency – but the end results of this new era are hard to call.

16 Jan 17

Romania 2017: Russian Shadow Falls on West’s Staunch Ally

Growing Russian influence on the borders, corruption and tough economic issues are the main challenges facing Romania in the months ahead.