Romania

More Trouble for EU Economy as Romanian Stocks Plunge

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Romanian stocks on Wednesday dived after the government unveiled a surprise package to slash the budget deficit by raising 10 billion lei ($2.45 billion) of extra revenue, including through a tax on banks.

A statue holding the symbol of the Euro, the European common currency, stands in front of the European Parliament building on August 16 and 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.

Romanian Official: We’ll Transfer Our Embassy to Jerusalem

Liviu Dragna, a member of the Romanian ruling party, confirmed in an interview with the Romanian TV channel ANTENA 3 on Thursday night that his country would transfer its embassy to Jerusalem. He clarified that the decision was made Wednesday night.

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Ex-Chief of Romanian Communist Secret Police Dies

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – A former colleague of Iulian Vlad, the general who led Romania’s feared communist-era Securitate secret police, says Vlad has died at age 86. Petru Neghiu, a general in reserve, told Antena 3 TV, that Vlad died

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Romanian Coastguard Intercept Boat of 87 Migrants on Black Sea

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Romania’s coastguard says it has intercepted a fishing vessel carrying 87 migrants in the Black Sea that was sailing toward the Romanian coast. A statement said border police spotted the vessel on Sunday morning east of

Romanian army forces take part in a military parade to celebrate the National Day of Romania in Bucharest, December 1, 2016.