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Stories about Romania

Is Open Government Political Theatre for the Corrupt?

There he was on stage talking about the importance of transparency, of openness, and of technology for government. Then one week later, he resigned as prime minister of Romania.

Refugees and Police Aren’t the Only Ones At Odds in the Balkans

When it comes to the refugee question, recent friction between EU leaders has done more to rekindle old animosities than resolve the current crisis.

Resentment Against Hungary Grows After Serbia Border Clashes Injure Refugees and Journalists

Many expressed anger at Hungary and the European Union for their handling of the refugee crisis, including the closure of the Hungarian-Serbian border, without consulting their non-EU neighbors.

This Project Is Helping France Unlearn Its Stereotypes About Romania

Newsroum is a school project from La Sorbonne journalism school in France that is dedicated to fighting clichés about Romania.

Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

The Journalistic Purgatory of Eastern Europe

Central and Eastern European media is less free now than at any point in the past 20 years and the internet is no safe haven either.

Young Romanian Builds First Car Entirely Made of LEGO Blocks

20-year-old Raul Oaida from Romania has built what many dreamed of as children – the world’s first life-size LEGO car. The car, including the engine which actually runs, was built...

European Citizens Call for the Protection of Media Pluralism

“European institutions should safeguard the right to free, independent and pluralistic information”. The quote, from the Media Initiative website, summarizes the main idea behind a pan-European campaign that aims at urging the...

One UK Suburb's Un-Neighborly Reaction to Slovakian Roma Immigrants

After a wave of discriminatory statements against Roma communities in France made by French Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls, Slovakian and Romanian Roma in England are now getting the same...

Hungary Criticized for Lenient Naturalization Policy

With unemployment and economic concern growing in the European Union, Hungary is among some of the EU member states being criticized by its Union neighbors for more lenient laws passed...

‘Women Should Be Submissive’, and Other Google Autocomplete Suggestions

Following UN Women's lead, Global Voices conducted its own experiments with Google's Autocomplete feature. The investigation revealed popular attitudes about women’s roles, sexuality, appearance and relationships with men.

New Romanian Law Takes Aim at Bucharest's 65,000 Stray Dogs

A deadly dog attack on a four-year-old boy last month spurred Romanian legislators to pass a law legalizing euthanasia after stray animals spend 14 days in public shelter.

Europe Warns French Minister over Statement Regarding Roma Community

Les derniers propos du Ministre français de l'Intérieur, Manuel Valls ont relancé la polémique au niveau des rapports houleux entre la France et les Roms, en France et en Europe.

Floods in Romania Take Nine Lives, Thousands Evacuated

Torrential downpours caused the water level to rise rapidly on September 12th. Among those who died was an eight-year-old girl swept away from her father's arms.

Romania to Open Communist Leader Ceausescu's Execution Site to Tourists

Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife were killed by firing squad on Christmas Day in 1989 on a former military base.

Bucharest, Not Budapest: A Chocolate Bar Explains the Difference

The capitals of Romania and Hungary, Bucharest and Budapest, respectively, are so often confused that those unfamiliar with the region often book airplane tickets to Bucharest, when their intention is...

Tragedy Ignites Online Friendship Between Romanians and Montenegrins

In one of the most tragic road accidents ever seen in Montenegro, 18 Romanian nationals lost their lives and 29 were injured on June 23, 2013 when a Romanian bus...

Eastern Europeans to Boost UK IT Industry

The UK labour movement restrictions placed several years ago to prevent migrants from Romania and Bulgaria from moving permanently and seeking employment in the UK will be lifted on January...

Running 1,000 Miles for Europe's Trafficked Children

This month, Rob Martineau, Tom Stancliffe, and Guy Hacking are running 1,000 miles from Odessa to Dubrovnik, via Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Croatia, as part of...

Hello Spring, Goodbye Evil Eye

Μάρτης [el], мартеница [bg], мартинка [mk], mărțișor [ru]…however you call it, an ancient tradition [el] with multiple variations that takes place in the Balkans. So, weave your red-and-white threads for...

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