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Previous host Romania was sponsored by Coca-cola among others, while Finland, which took over as the new rotating president on July 1, announced an agreement with BMW.
Over the past two years, the EU has threatened legal steps against Romania and launched Article 7 procedures — dubbed the "nuclear option" — against Poland and Hungary over reforms to their judiciary systems.
Romania has made little progress to prevent corruption in its government, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body said in two critical reports released on Tuesday.
Diplomatic tensions flare between Romania and Hungary after cemetery incident
Last week, the European Parliament elections saw voter participation exceed 50%, a resounding rejection of the corruption-fueled party in power, the Social Democrats Party (PSD). [But] many challenges remain for the people of Romania, far too many of which are exacerbated by corruption.
On the final day of his Romania trip, Pope Francis speaks of the courage of Catholics persecuted under Communism.
On the last leg of his trip to Romania the pope visited the city of Iasi in the province of Moldova.
The pontiff is continuing his visit of Romania.
Pope Francis will meet the patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church during his visit to the country, where Catholics are a minority.
Romania should focus less on celebrating the jailing of Liviu Dragnea and more on reforming how political leaders are chosen, experts say.
Liviu Dragnea has been in the sights of anti-corruption campaigners for years in what his supporters claim are politically motivated proceedings. This week he finally ended up in prison.
Opposition to the Romanian politician has often crystalised on social media so the reaction to his jailing was predictable but nevertheless creative.
Crowds shouted 'go to prison' as Romania's Liviu Dragnea was taken to jail for corruption.
Angry crowds banged on the walls of the embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, after voters were turned away when polls closed.
Romanians voted in huge numbers on Sunday to deliver a blow to the ruling party by overwhelmingly rejecting measures seen as making it harder to tackle corruption.
The bizarre move happened as Târgoviște — based 75 km north-west of Bucharest — hosted a political rally for the Social Democrats (PSD).
Romanian video bloggers (vloggers), internet influencers and students are fiercely campaigning for the European Parliament elections next week — each using their best techniques to reach as many followers and supporters as they possibly can.
While Romanian citizens are getting ready to hit the polls to vote in the European elections, a group of self-proclaimed witches are working behind closed doors to make sure that the "right" candidates get seats.
Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel got carried away by the cheering crowds, at one point trying to get them to chant Macron's name.
European Council President Donald Tusk announced Thursday that European Union leaders would meet just two days after the European Parliament elections in May to start the process of agreeing who will take over at the helm of the bloc's top institutions later in 2019.
European leaders are holding an informal EU summit on Europe Day in the Romanian city of Sibiu, with 27 EU leaders hoping to project an image of unity
It's a small medieval town in Romania, it's also where EU leaders are converging to chart the bloc's future course, without the UK.
Member states at the informal EU summit in Romania made a joint declaration pledging unity and to ensure Europe remains a responsible global leader
A rare glimpse of a European leader letting his hair down.
Steeped in history but embracing all things new in terms of technology, the northern Romanian city of Cluj Napoca is described as the country's Silicon Valley.
Our reporters Damon Embling and Gabor Tanacs reach an area of Romania where Hungarians make up the majority of the population and are pushing for greater autonomy.