Romania in the News

Romania corruption battle exposes the limits of EU’s influence

It has triggered street protests and shown the limits of special EU checks on Romania since its EU accession in 2007. Bucharest is part of an increasingly emboldened group of central European capitals — led by Warsaw and Budapest — that are clashing ...  »
(added to on 21.02.2018, 16:24)

Romania’s Descent Into ‘Fire Sale Government’ Worries Civil Society

These are the main findings of a major new report published by Expert Forum (EFOR), a Bucharest-based think tank which promotes transparency and good governance in Romania and Moldova and much of the Western Balkans (Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia).  »
(added to on 20.02.2018, 22:28)

Romania: Bucharest to buy 400 buses from Turkish company

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The mayor of Bucharest says a Turkish company has won a contract worth more than 100 million euros ($124 million) to supply the Romanian capital with 400 buses. Mayor Gabriela Firea said Monday that Otokar Europe and Otokar ...  »
(added to on 19.02.2018, 04:25)

Religious protests against gay films show divide in Romania

In response, a new screening of the Cannes award-winning movie "120 Beats Per Minute" is going to be held Tuesday in Bucharest. The dispute illustrates Romania's divided views about homosexuality, which remains a difficult topic in the eastern European ...  »
(added to on 19.02.2018, 01:03)

Religious protests against films expose divisions in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania – Religious protesters in Romania have disrupted the screening of two movies in Bucharest, saying they violate traditional values in the Eastern European country. The recent protests illustrate divided views about homosexuality which ...  »
(added to on 19.02.2018, 00:14)

A View of Bucharest's Burgeoning Game Development Scene

Recently, I traveled to Bucharest, the capital of Romania, to attend a Global Game Jam and ended up touring some studios as well. I soon discovered that while the country isn’t a powerhouse for game development, there are a few major game studios located ...  »
(added to on 16.02.2018, 02:16)

Romania: Court nixes law that could politicize state firms

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania's constitutional court has ruled that a new law which could lead to major state companies coming under political control is unconstitutional. The court ruled Tuesday that an amendment to a law that would eliminate corporate ...  »
(added to on 15.02.2018, 22:25)

Moldovan Winemaker Lists Shares On Romania Stock Exchange

Moldova's Purcari Wineries company has listed its shares on Romania's stock exchange ... after selling 49 percent of its shares ahead of the February 16 launch on the Bucharest stock exchange (BVB) -- less than the expected $71 million.  »
(added to on 15.02.2018, 09:10)

Romania's president defends anti-graft body after abuse allegations

Romania's centre-right President Klaus Iohannis defended on ... Toader, who was recalled urgently to Bucharest by the country's new prime minister Viorica Dancila to decide on Kovesi's fate, has postponed any decision until next week.  »
(added to on 15.02.2018, 08:55)

BRIEF-Romania's Transelectrica net profit down 90.3 pct y/y

BUCHAREST, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Romanian state-owned power grid operator Transelectrica * Says its net profit fell 90.3 percent on the year to 26 million lei ($6.95 million) in 2017. * Says this evolution was “being mainly determined by the decrease of ...  »
(added to on 15.02.2018, 05:04)