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EU needs to focus on areas its citizens care about, says Romanian PM

The EU should concentrate on issues like security and the economy as it seeks to restore the trust of its citizens, Romanian prime minister Dacian Ciolos said.

The EU should concentrate on issues like security and the economy as it seeks to restore the trust of its citizens, Romanian prime minister Dacian Ciolos said.

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Nadia Comaneci: gymnast of perfection and defector

She grabbed the world’s attention and affection aged 14. In 1976 this Romanian gymnast scored the first perfect ten in Olympic history and remains a

She grabbed the world’s attention and affection aged 14. In 1976 this Romanian gymnast scored the first perfect ten in Olympic history and remains a

Culture

"Dracula - The Music and Film" premieres in Romania

For their first performance of “Dracula-The Music and Film” renowned composer Philip Glass and the San Francisco based Kronos Quartet went to where else but the bloodthirsty vampire’s home country…

For their first performance of “Dracula-The Music and Film” renowned composer Philip Glass and the San Francisco based Kronos Quartet went to where else but the bloodthirsty vampire’s home country…

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Gone with the flood

Hundreds of households have been flooded in southwestern Romania forcing nearly 300 people out of their homes.

Hundreds of households have been flooded in southwestern Romania forcing nearly 300 people out of their homes.

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See Nicolae Ceausescu's gold bathroom

The infamous Romanian dictator's private palace is open for visitors in Bucharest and includes a private cinema, silk carpets and walls of gifts from world leaders.

The infamous Romanian dictator's private palace is open for visitors in Bucharest and includes a private cinema, silk carpets and walls of gifts from world leaders.

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Romanian left poised for comeback after polls predict local election rout

Exit polls from local elections in Romania suggest that barely a year after quitting government under a corruption cloud the Social Democrats have roared back nationwide, and will…

Exit polls from local elections in Romania suggest that barely a year after quitting government under a corruption cloud the Social Democrats have roared back nationwide, and will…

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Europe flood death toll rises to 15 as waters begin to recede

At least 10 people in Germany, two each in France and Romania, and one in Belgium have died as a result of the flooding in Europe.

At least 10 people in Germany, two each in France and Romania, and one in Belgium have died as a result of the flooding in Europe.

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Watch: Football fans pay tribute to Patrick Ekeng

Dinamo Bucharest supporters paid tribute to Patrick Ekeng, who died last week of a suspected heart attack. Some 50,000 supporters – gathered on May

Dinamo Bucharest supporters paid tribute to Patrick Ekeng, who died last week of a suspected heart attack. Some 50,000 supporters – gathered on May

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US activates controversial missile shield in Romania

America has switched on a controversial missile shield in Romania, incensing Moscow. The aim, it says, is to protect NATO countries from short and

America has switched on a controversial missile shield in Romania, incensing Moscow. The aim, it says, is to protect NATO countries from short and

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Storms in Romania

A fresh flood swept away six cars on a main road in Valcea county, Central Romania. Traffic in the area was blocked until firefighters used pumps to

A fresh flood swept away six cars on a main road in Valcea county, Central Romania. Traffic in the area was blocked until firefighters used pumps to

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US begins advanced warplane deployment to bolster NATO allies

Two of the world’s most sophisticated warplanes have touched down in Romania as part of the United States’ biggest European deployment of F-22

Two of the world’s most sophisticated warplanes have touched down in Romania as part of the United States’ biggest European deployment of F-22

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Romanian miners march to Bucharest

The workers from state-controlled energy company started the 300km walk from Targu Jiu to the capital on Monday to protest against a proposed layoff.

The workers from state-controlled energy company started the 300km walk from Targu Jiu to the capital on Monday to protest against a proposed layoff.

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Heavy rainfall in Romania set to continue until Monday evening

A flash flood in Romania has swamped houses, killed livestock damaged a section of country road and displaced two cars. About 200 households were

A flash flood in Romania has swamped houses, killed livestock damaged a section of country road and displaced two cars. About 200 households were

Business

Microfinance: lending small, thinking big

This week, Real Economy is looking at the world of microfinance in a European market that tends to be dominated by traditional banks. We take a look

This week, Real Economy is looking at the world of microfinance in a European market that tends to be dominated by traditional banks. We take a look

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Ex-Communist camp commander jailed for crimes against humanity

The ex-commander of a Communist-era Labour camp in Romania has been jailed for 20 years for ‘crimes against humanity’. The camp run by 88-year old

The ex-commander of a Communist-era Labour camp in Romania has been jailed for 20 years for ‘crimes against humanity’. The camp run by 88-year old

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Writing your way out of a Romanian prison

Prosecutors in Romania are trying to establish if some prisoners jailed for corruption and fraud are claiming authorship of books to get their

Prosecutors in Romania are trying to establish if some prisoners jailed for corruption and fraud are claiming authorship of books to get their

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Spain dismantles labour exploitation network

A labour exploitation network targeting Romanian workers has been dismantled in the Andalucia region of southern Spain. The National Police made five

A labour exploitation network targeting Romanian workers has been dismantled in the Andalucia region of southern Spain. The National Police made five

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Romania: Shepherds protest

Over 2500 shepherds protested in front of the Parliament, dissatisfied with the modifications brought to the Hunting Law regulating how many shepherd

Over 2500 shepherds protested in front of the Parliament, dissatisfied with the modifications brought to the Hunting Law regulating how many shepherd

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Balkan border controls cause knock-on effect

The knock-on effect of tighter border controls in the Balkans is starting to show. In Romania a seven-kilometre traffic jam has resulted in hours of

The knock-on effect of tighter border controls in the Balkans is starting to show. In Romania a seven-kilometre traffic jam has resulted in hours of

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Romanian government wins confidence vote

In Romania the technocrat government of Dacian Ciolos easily won a confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday, reinforcing its mandate for a one-year

In Romania the technocrat government of Dacian Ciolos easily won a confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday, reinforcing its mandate for a one-year

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Former EU commissioner Ciolos appointed Romanian prime minister

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has appointed former EU agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos as prime minister. #Romania ex-EU commissioner for

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has appointed former EU agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos as prime minister. #Romania ex-EU commissioner for

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Bucharest Colectiv nightclub death toll rises to at least 45

More people have died from injuries sustained in a fire and stampede at Bucharest’s hip Colectiv nightclub. The death toll has risen to at least 45

More people have died from injuries sustained in a fire and stampede at Bucharest’s hip Colectiv nightclub. The death toll has risen to at least 45