Radioactive boar found in Romania 32 years after Chernobyl
In North-Eastern Romania, foresters have identified signs of radioactive contamination in a wild boar, thus raising questions about the state of the environment in Romania after the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history.
14 Feb 2018
More rape victims come forward in Romania
Reports of sexual assault have nearly doubled in the last two years. While the numbers can seem shocking, they may be due to encouraging factors.
9 Feb 2018
A ray of anti-corruption hope appears in Romania
Dragos Băsescu, nephew of former president Traian Băsescu, was sentenced to three years in prison for influence peddling. The judges found him guilty of asking for one million euros in exchange for “solving” the legal troubles of a businessman.
7 Feb 2018
New government in Romania - third time's the charm?
Yesterday evening, the cabinet led by the first female PM in Romanian history, Viorica Dăncilă, was sworn in by the President Klaus Iohannis. In the course of the last 12 months, this is Romania's third government.
30 Jan 2018
50,000 protested against corruption in Romania
Tens of thousands of Romanians protested against government corruption on Jan. 20, particularly against the Social Democratic Party (PSD).
23 Jan 2018
Prime Minister resigns following a pedophilia scandal in the police
The case, discovered early in 2018, has shaken the Romanian government and caused a breach of public trust in the police. Yesterday evening, Prime Minister Mihai Tudose announced his resignation.
16 Jan 2018
What challenges lie ahead of Romania upon its 100th anniversary?
On December 1, 1918 the modern state of Romania was established. Hundred years later, the leading national politicians voice their concerns about the future. According to the president, 2018 may be the most difficult year so far.
9 Jan 2018
One in 10 Romanian newborns is premature
One in 10 babies in Romania is premature and in need of special medical care to survive, reminds the NGO Save the Children, launching a near Christmas campaign encouraging Romanian companies to direct 20% of their profit tax to a social cause.
20 Dec 2017
Over 20,000 Romanians accompanied King Michael on his last journey
People queued outside of the Royal Palace, in the cold, often for up to 8 hours, only to say goodbye to the former king of Romania. What drew them to the long-forgotten monarch?
19 Dec 2017
US Ambassador in Romania ties weakening judiciary with growing Russian influence
The US Ambassador in Romania, Hans Klemm, expressed his “profound concern” over the current parliamentary debates, which could “undermine everything that Romania has done in the last 15-20 years” to counter corruption.
12 Dec 2017
Former King of Romania Mihai I dies aged
In communist history books, the Romanian monarchy is not mentioned. The Romanian kings simply didn’t exist. Our parents learned that Stalin was “the Father” of Romania.
8 Dec 2017
Two-speed spread of computer culture in Romania
Only two thirds of Romanian families have a computer at home. Yet the country boasts one of the top internet speeds in Europe.
5 Dec 2017
96,723 Romanian children have parents who work abroad
Almost 100,000 Romanian children have one parent working abroad, while in 19% of cases both parents have left home to work in another country. Why does Romania rank second in the world in terms of migration?
28 Nov 2017
Romanians resist government's questionable reforms
Thousands of Romanians demonstrated on Sunday evening against plans to impose a package of judiciary laws and to amend the current fiscal code. While the government pretends to emphatize, it seems determined not to steer off course.
21 Nov 2017
Romania headed for same-sex marriage vote
The leader of the governing centre-left Social Democratic Party Liviu Dragnea says he wants the process fast tracked so that the decision to change the constitution is made by Romanians and “not by somebody else”.
8 Sep 2017