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  1. beyondbrics

    July 3, 2014

    Romania's Basescu: in hot water but should stay the course

    An attempted murder in a bar brawl; a president under siege after the arrest of his brother and son-in-law on graft charges,...

  2. January 6, 2014

    Former Romanian prime minister jailed for taking bribes

    Romania’s former prime minister Adrian Nastase was jailed for a second time on Monday after a court sentenced him to four...

  1. December 18, 2012

    Power play keeps Romania in spotlight

    He has called him a “compulsive liar” and said he would never back him as premier. Yet Traian Basescu, Romania’s president,...

  2. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2012

    Romania rallies on Ponta's victory

    Could the end to a grim year bring hope for beleaguered Romania? Markets have welcomed the ruling coalition’s landslide...

  3. beyondbrics

    December 9, 2012

    Romania: government set for landslide

    A thumping election victory looks set to put Romania’s ruling coalition back in power with a strong mandate, according the...

  4. beyondbrics

    December 5, 2012

    Romania's election: more of the same?

    Most Romanians will be pleased to see the back of 2012, a year that began with a bitter winter of street protests against...

  5. October 10, 2012

    Brussels to toughen rules for joining EU

    Brussels is to toughen the process for countries wishing to join the EU, after recent violations of the rule of law in some...

  6. September 18, 2012

    Romania receives Schengen area setback

    Romania’s hopes of joining the EU’s Schengen passport-free zone this week were thwarted after several member states said its...

  7. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2012

    Romania: reprieve for Basescu

    Romanian president Traian Basescu has narrowly escaped the chop. The constitutional court ruled on Tuesday that the...

  8. August 12, 2012

    Romania: A Balkan imbroglio

    Late on June 20, police arrived at Adrian Nastase’s elegant Bucharest villa to take him to jail. The former prime minister...

  9. August 6, 2012

    Romania steps in to strengthen leu

    The Romanian central bank waded into the currency markets to defend the leu following political infighting in the country...

  10. beyondbrics

    August 6, 2012

    Romania: Ponta tightens grip on power

    Romania’s political crisis took a new turn on Monday as Victor Ponta, prime minister, replaced five members of his cabinet...

  11. beyondbrics

    July 31, 2012

    London headlines

    * Wary Asia awaits central bank meetings * Chinese swimmer at centre of doping storm * Taiwan GDP unexpectedly shrinks *...

  12. beyondbrics

    July 30, 2012

    Romania: relief for leu won't last

    The Romanian leu strengthened by as much as 1 per cent against the euro on Monday after preliminary results of the weekend’s...

  13. beyondbrics

    July 30, 2012

    New York Headlines

    * Northern India crippled by power cuts * Romanian turnout to seal president’s fate * Businesses look beyond the EU for...

  14. July 16, 2012

    EU increases pressure on Bucharest

    European leaders plan to send envoys to monitor Romania’s commitment to democracy in the country, officials said on Monday,...

  15. Brussels Blog

    July 11, 2012

    Romania, Hungary and democracy politics

    Romania's centre-left prime minister, Victor Ponta Just how should the EU react when a leader in a country like Romania...

  16. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2012

    Romania: political crisis raises economic questions

    Just as Hungary moved in from the cold a little on Friday, opening the way for talks on a new IMF/EU support package, bigger...

  17. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2012

    Romania: leu low as tensions run high

    The Romanian leu has started what could be a tense week in Bucharest by trading near the record lows it reached on Friday,...

  18. July 6, 2012

    Romania president faces impeachment poll

    Romania’s parliament voted on Friday to suspend the president and triggered a national referendum to impeach him, in an...

  19. beyondbrics

    July 5, 2012

    London headlines

    * Scientists bask in ‘god particle’ discovery * Ukrainians clash over use of Russian * Romania premier steps up feud with...

  20. beyondbrics

    April 27, 2012

    Romania: government falls amid public anger at austerity

    The Romanian leu suffered its biggest one-day fall this year after the government unexpectedly collapsed in a no-confidence...

  21. beyondbrics

    February 11, 2012

    The weekender

    This week on beyondbrics: India’s stifled growth outlook; Ryanair versus Budapest – round 1, round 2 and round 3;...

  22. beyondbrics

    February 8, 2012

    Romania: new team into the fray

    President Traian Basescu is trying to put Romania’s new government rapidly into place. If all goes well, parliament should...

  23. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2012

    [Update] Romania: Basescu rolls the dice

    Romania’s prime minister Emil Boc resigned on Monday, becoming the latest European Union political leader to fall victim to...

  24. February 6, 2012

    Romanian PM resigns after protests

    Romania’s prime minister, Emil Boc, and his government resigned on Monday in an apparent attempt to take the heat out of...

  25. beyondbrics

    December 15, 2011

    Romania's swingeing budget

    Romania joined a growing pool of countries on Thursday when its parliament passed a swingeing budget which aims to more than...

  26. beyondbrics

    November 24, 2011

    Basescu to Vienna: play fair on banks

    Ewald Nowotny, Austria’s central bank governor, had soothing words when he spoke to beyondbrics about new rules curbing...

  27. June 12, 2011

    Eastern Europe pushes back euro adoption

    Ask Traian Basescu, Romania’s president, when the country plans to join the euro, and his answer is adamant. The target date...

  28. beyondbrics

    June 7, 2011

    Basescu: Romanian privatisation will kick start economy

    Romania will launch a new round of privatisations in the coming weeks, offering minority stakes in half a dozen mostly...

  29. Brussels Blog

    December 22, 2010

    France and Germany vs. Bulgaria and Romania

    In today’s paper, fellow Brussels Blogger Stanley Pignal has a nice scoop about a letter France and Germany sent to European...

  30. June 26, 2010

    IMF aid delay likely after Romanian court rejects austerity pensions cuts

    Romania's highest court overturned a key part of a government austerity package yesterday, risking a delay to International...

  31. June 25, 2010

    Court rejects Romania’s austerity package

    Romania’s highest court on Friday overturned a key part of a government austerity package, risking a delay to crucial...

  32. May 10, 2010

    IMF to delay next tranche of Romanian aid

    The International Monetary Fund will not release the next instalment of a €20bn support agreement until Romania has...

  33. March 15, 2010

    Romania pushes ahead with tough reforms

    Romania will push ahead with tough reforms in order to meet its obligations to international creditors but does not want to...

  34. December 24, 2009

    Romania turmoil ends with centrist government anxious for IMF aid

    Romania attempted to leave behind weeks of political turmoil yesterday when parliament approved a new centrist government...

  35. December 23, 2009

    Turmoil ends with Bucharest anxious for aid

    Romania attempted to leave behind weeks of political turmoil on Wednesday when parliament approved a new centrist government...

  36. The World

    December 8, 2009

    Will the good ship Romania founder on the economic rocks?

    By Stefan Wagstyl, eastern Europe editor Small European countries generally make international news only when they get into...

  37. December 5, 2009

    Video fires up Romanian poll

    A heated contest between President Traian Basescu and his rival ahead of tomorrow's election in Romania has been inflamed by...

  38. December 4, 2009

    Video fires up Romanian poll

    A heated contest between President Traian Basescu and his rival ahead of Saturday’s election in Romania has been inflamed by...

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