Search for Traian Basescu and
    1. December 13, 2012

      Romanian PM urges president to avert crisis

      Victor Ponta, Romania’s prime minister, has urged the country’s president to avert a fresh constitutional crisis and...

    2. December 9, 2012

      Poll landslide for Romania PM’s alliance

      In the latest backlash against austerity in central Europe, Romanians gave a landslide endorsement to a centre-left...

    1. December 7, 2012

      Polls suggest win for Romania government

      Romania’s existing centre-left government is expected to win a comfortable victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday –...

    2. November 26, 2012

      Romanian leaders signal truce

      Romania’s prime minister has vowed not to reignite a power struggle with the president that had sparked international...

    3. August 21, 2012

      Romania’s president to be reinstated

      Romania’s suspended president will be reinstated after a supreme court ruling likely to reignite a power struggle with the...

    4. August 7, 2012

      Judges caught in Romania power struggle

      Romania’s constitutional court has complained of pressure including death threats against some of its judges, in a second...

    5. August 2, 2012

      Romanian court leaves president suspended

      Romania’s constitutional court left President Traian Basescu suspended from office on Thursday when it postponed until...

    6. July 30, 2012

      Bucharest’s vote

      The power struggle at the top of Romania’s political scene reached its climax last weekend. Under ferocious heat, Romanians...

    7. July 30, 2012

      Romanian ructions turn focus on EU entry

      It is a crisis that has convulsed Romania and sparked concerns from Berlin to Washington over whether the EU’s...

    8. July 29, 2012

      Romanian president survives impeachment poll

      Romania’s prime minister Victor Ponta said he would accept that a referendum his governing coalition had sought to remove...

    9. July 17, 2012

      Romanian premier pledges U-turn on law

      Romania’s prime minister has written to EU leaders vowing to reverse a series of controversial measures that Brussels warned...

    10. July 12, 2012

      Brussels urges Romania to protect democracy

      Romania’s prime minister faced urgent demands from European leaders on Thursday to address threats to democracy in one of...

    11. July 11, 2012

      Romania’s PM vows to respect rule of law

      Romania’s prime minister has pledged to respect the rule of law in a bitter power struggle with the president that has...

    12. July 10, 2012

      Romania president gets impeachment lifeline

      Traian Basescu, Romania’s president, was on Tuesday handed a chance of surviving a referendum to impeach him later this...

    13. July 8, 2012

      Fears grow for democracy in Romania

      First it was Hungary. Now there are worrying signs that democracy and the rule of law may be going off the rails in another...

    14. July 4, 2012

      Romania premier steps up feud with president

      A power struggle that has caused political turmoil in Romania intensified on Wednesday as prime minister Victor Ponta’s...

    15. April 27, 2012

      Romania coalition collapses

      Romania’s government became the latest victim of a European backlash against austerity as it was toppled in a no-confidence...

    16. February 8, 2012

      Bucharest’s test

      Romania’s new prime minister designate Mihai Razvan Ungureanu says he will lead a government deserving of public trust. He...

    17. June 6, 2011

      Romania sticks to 2015 euro target

      Traian Basescu, the Romanian president, said Romania was sticking to its target date of 2015 for joining the euro, despite...

    18. May 25, 2011

      Warsaw summit faces boycott

      Serbia and Romania are set to boycott a summit of central and south-eastern European leaders attended by Barack Obama, US...

    19. February 7, 2011

      Romania to secure precautionary IMF loan

      Romania is set to obtain a new €5bn precautionary loan deal from the International Monetary Fund and European Union, its...

    20. January 21, 2011

      EU’s newcomers smart over Schengen delay

      Ever since the European Union opened its doors to Bulgaria and Romania in 2007 the pair have fretted about being treated as...

    21. January 7, 2011

      East and west have ‘divergent’ EU interests

      This was supposed to be the year that the once-communist countries of central Europe showed they were equal to their...

    22. December 22, 2010

      Romania hits at bloc on Schengen area

      The European Union faced the prospect of escalating tensions between new and old members after Romania’s president accused...

    23. December 13, 2010

      Basescu denounces Roma bill

      Traian Basescu, the Romanian president, has denounced a bill before the country’s parliament to rename the country’s 1.5m...

    24. December 13, 2010

      Romania sticks to austere path to recovery

      Worker unrest: austerity measures have proved deeply unpopular, provoking demonstrations such as this one in October The...

    25. December 13, 2010

      Interview transcript: Traian Basescu, president of Romania

      Neil Buckley, the FT’s Eastern Europe Editor, interviewed Traian Basescu, president of Romania, in the Cotroceni Palace,...

    26. September 27, 2010

      Romanian minister quits over police protests

      Romania’s interior minister has resigned following an unsanctioned protest by thousands of policemen in a further test of...

    27. May 19, 2010

      Romanians protest against austerity measures

      Thousands of Romanian trade unionists and pensioners took to the streets to protest against public sector wage and benefit...

    28. May 7, 2010

      Austerity move

      Romania will have to enact sweeping austerity measures to avoid raising taxes and ensure delivery of the next instalment of...

    29. May 6, 2010

      Romania to tighten belt for IMF credit

      Romania will have to enact sweeping austerity measures to avoid raising taxes and ensure delivery of the next instalment of...

    30. May 6, 2010

      Former Romanian premier in bribery charges

      Romanian prosecutors on Wednesday charged former prime minister Adrian Năstase with accepting bribes in a long-running and...

    31. March 30, 2010

      Romania considers more help from IMF

      Romania may ask the International Monetary Fund for continued assistance after its current €20bn standby agreement expires...

    32. March 2, 2010

      Kazakhstan looks at new oil route to Europe

      Kazakhstan, said on Tuesday, it was interested in establishing a new export route to carry its growing surplus of oil across...

    33. February 5, 2010

      Romania to host US missiles

      Romania agreed to host anti-ballistic interceptors on its soil yesterday, in the latest sign that the US plans to push ahead...

    34. February 5, 2010

      Romania to host missiles from US

      Romania agreed to host anti-ballistic interceptors on its soil yesterday, in the latest sign that the US plans to push ahead...

    35. February 4, 2010

      Romania agrees to host US missile shield

      Romania on Thursday agreed to host anti-ballistic interceptors on its soil, in the latest sign that the US plans to push...

    36. January 27, 2010

      Romanian austerity unlocks $3bn aid

      The International Monetary Fund and European Union are set to release more than €3bn in crisis assistance to recession-hit...

    37. December 18, 2009

      Romania struggles to move on

      In pride of place in Petre Roman's office hangs a resplendent symbol of Romania's revolution, a threadbare national flag...

    38. December 17, 2009

      Romania struggles to move on after 20 years

      In pride of place in Petre Roman’s office hangs a resplendent symbol of Romania’s revolution, a threadbare national flag...

    Search for Traian Basescu and