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  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. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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,...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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