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Misinformation from the archives: Timisoara's 'mass graves'
26 Dec 2019
Naked bodies lined up in the mud in a cemetery in Romania: the city of Timisoara, crucible of the anti-communist revolution in 1989, is also remembered for one of the most infamous examples of misinformation in the modern era.
Romania: Iohannis tipped for runoff before second term as president
23 Nov 2019
Exit polls in Romania show that incumbent President Klaus Iohannis will likely face a runoff with Social Democrat leader Viorica Dancila. The second round is scheduled for November 24.
Romania government collapses after no-confidence vote
10 Oct 2019
Romania's government has lost a no-confidence vote, leading to its collapse. A transitional government is now expected to take over until the next national election in 2020.
Romania: Tens of thousands rally against government in Bucharest
13 Aug 2019
Over 20,000 took to the streets of Bucharest to protest the Social Democrat-led government. The demonstrations were organized by Romanian expatriates angry over widespread corruption and attacks on the judiciary.
Police failure to save girl sparks anger in Romania
3 Aug 2019
A 15-year-old girl called the police three times to report she was being held against her will by a man who had raped her in Romania. Police took 19 hours to reach the scene, by which time she was already dead.
Romania: Help for Roma children
26 May 2019
EU leaders are meeting in the Romanian city of Sibiu. Though a third of the population of Romania lives in poverty, the country has profited markedly from EU membership. Worst off are the Roma, who barely scrape by. One woman is helping them change that.
Julia tells of the sex worker’s plight
5 Jul 2018
A Romanian woman felt forced to go abroad to work as a prostitute because she couldn’t earn enough as a cleaner in Romania to support her two children. But through an aid agency, she finally found help.
Left behind in Romania: 'Europe's orphans'
27 Jun 2018
Since Romania joined the EU in 2007, an estimated 15% of the adult population has left the country to work in Western Europe.
Protests in Romania
26 Feb 2018
Thousands of people took to streets of the major cities of Romania, to protest against the Social Democratic ruling party, who allegedly wants to "take power over Justice", according to protesters.
Dangerous escape route to Romania
21 Oct 2017
An increasing number of Syrian and Iraqi refugees are fleeing through Turkey, across the Black Sea, to Romania. The coast guard has already rescued a number of people stranded at sea. Romania fears the Black Sea may become a new refugee route.
PM speaks as Romania gov't climbs down after mass protests
6 Feb 2017
Romania's premier announces a dramatic climbdown on contentious corruption legislation after five days of demonstrations that were the biggest since the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989.
France fans celebrated Les Bleus' 2-1 win over Romania to open Euro 2016
11 Jun 2016