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Romania indicts Timmermans and Jourova, Commission says they have immunity

The relations between Bucharest and Brussels hit an all-time low on Thursday (21 February) as the Romanian press reported that the Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová have been indicted for “falsification” of the last Cooperation and Verification re

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Romanian magistrates stage unprecedented protest against judicial changes

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Magistrates protested outside courthouses across Romania on Friday and many prosecutors will stop work next week, in an unprecedented protest against changes in judicial legislation that have raised alarm bells over the rule of law.

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Romania’s Leaders Will Risk Everything to Stop Kovesi

Romania’s Leaders Will Risk Everything to Stop Kovesi. The idea of the ruling party’s nemesis taking up the new chief prosecutor’s post in Europe horrifies Romania’s Social Democrats – which is why they are desperate to stop it from happening.

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How young people are turning the tide against corruption

A deluge of corruption-related news and scandals has recently rocked the world. The President of Guatemala has expelled a key United Nations anti-corruption body from the country. Romania’s anti-corruption chief has stepped down just as the country is taking over the Presidency of the EU. Japan’s Ol

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Vatican Asks Romania to Vet Priests’ Communist Past

As Pope Francis readies to visit Romania, the Vatican is trying to find out whether some clergy collaborated with the infamous Securitate under the old regime. Ahead of an important papal trip to Romania, the Vatican wants to verify whether six Catholic priests in mainly Orthodox Romania collaborate

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Romania: MIHAI praises Selectia Nationala winner Ester Peony….and says his country has a history of rubbishing its winners

On Sunday evening Ester Peony won Selecția Națională to become Romania’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019. Her song “On a Sunday” has a sultry, standout quality that came with a stunning graphic display. Sitting down or standing up, Ester definitely turned heads — particularly

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Romania treads water on migration and asylum reforms

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis arrives at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, 13 December 2018. [Stephanie Lecocq/EPA/EFE]. In 2015, Romania voted against relocation quotas for refugees within the EU, though it later supported the UN’s Global Compact on Refugees. Recently, it was asked by

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Romania: Ester Peony wins Selectia Nationala with “On a Sunday”

After two talent-packed Selecția Națională semi-finals and tonight’s grand final, Romania has selected its act for Eurovision 2019. Ester Peony was won the ticket to Tel Aviv will her song “On a Sunday”.

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Concerned EU to seek clarification on Romania justice law change

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is greatly concerned about the latest changes to Romanian judicial legislation through a government emergency decree and will ask Bucharest to explain itself, the Commission said on Wednesday.

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Romania: We speak with the Selectia Nationala 2019 finalists ahead of the grand final

Six judges. Twelve singers. Two Eurovision winners. Millions of viewers. It’s all going down tonight in Bucharest as Romania chooses its act for Eurovision 2019 in the grand final of Selectia Nationala.

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Romania steps up controls to stop listeria in smoked salmon

Romania's food safety agency -- the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) -- has taken measures to reduce the cases of Listeria monocytogenes in smoked salmon, Food Safety News reports.

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Hoia-Baciu Forest

Warped trees fill this forest, their skeletal figures twisting and spiraling, making it seem as though they’re contorting themselves to reach out and touch you. An eerie silence fills the air, interrupted only by the footsteps of unseen figures.

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Dubai Tennis Championships: Petra Kvitova to meet Belinda Bencic in final

World number four Petra Kvitova continued her fine start to the 2019 season by beating Hsieh Su-wei in Dubai to reach her third final of the year. The 28-year-old Czech, who won the Sydney title before losing to Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open final, won 3-6 6-2 6-4 in Friday's semi-final.

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Romania From Above: Drone Photography by Razvan Lica

Stunning aerial landscapes by Razvan Lica, a talented self-taught photographer, drone pilot, and adventurer from Bucharest, Romania. Razvan focuses mainly on outdoor, landscape, and drone photography. He travels all over Romania to capture spectacular aerial landscapes. Lica uses DJI Mavic Air Quadc

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WTO chief sees no end in sight to U.S. blockage

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - World Trade Organization members are now clear what the United States’s concerns are over how the group settles disputes, but there is no sign of resolution to a crisis that threatens to paralyze the global trade body, the WTO head said on Thursday.

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Romanian League 2nd Stage Round 10 February 20th-21st

All games in this group were played on Wednesday. Constanta got another win under their belt at this level after Jelena Jovanovic led them past Targoviste 63-50. Satu Mare sliced through Brasov with surprising ease 94-49. Sepsi had no trouble breezing past Cluj 104-54.

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Romania’s Former Anti-corruption ‘Superstar’ now Being Targeted

Romania’s prestige presidency of the European Union, its first since it joined the bloc in 2004, threatens to be overshadowed by unexpected events. There are new and potentially highly damaging revelations that a leading Romanian candidate for the brand new post of European Prosecutor General now fi

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EU slams Romanian govt for diluting anti-corruption fight

BUCHAREST, Romania – The European Union is appealing to Romania to not to dilute efforts to fight high-level corruption after the government enacted a measure that critics say will exert more political control over the judiciary.

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Budget Ambush May Bring More Uncertainty for Tax-Wild Romania

(Bloomberg) -- The bumpy road for Romanian investors, who’ve already been blindsided by an overnight “greed-tax,” may not be over soon, as the government still needs to patch up this year’s budget.

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Dubai Championships: Simona Halep loses to Belinda Bencic

World number two Simona Halep was knocked out of the Dubai Championships as Swiss youngster Belinda Bencic again showed fight and resilience to reach the semi-finals. Bencic, who saved six match points before beating Aryna Sabalenka in the previous round, won 4-6 6-4 6-2.

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