Romania Promises To Hit NATO Two Per Cent Spending Target

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has promised a senior NATO officer that Romania will spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense this year in line with guidelines from the alliance. Iohannis met NATO Military Committee head

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

Romania Detains 32 Iraqi Migrants Hiding in Furniture Truck

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Romanian border police have detained 32 Iraqis hidden in a truck transporting furniture who told authorities they were trying to reach a country in Europe’s visa-free Schengen travel zone. Police stopped the truck at the Romanian-Hungarian


Romania’s Ruling Party to Hold No-Confidence Vote Against Government 

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s ruling party moved Thursday to introduce a no-confidence vote against its own government after it withdrew support for Premier Sorin Grindeanu but he refused to resign. The chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea,

Romanian Premier Sorin Grindeanu

Switzerland Limits Number of Bulgarian and Romanian Workers After Influx

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s government says it will temporarily limit the number of workers from European Union member states Bulgaria and Romania who can access Swiss jobs, after an influx from the countries in recent months. The Federal Council’s decision


Prince Charles on 3-Country ‘Brexit Charm’ Tour

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles arrived in Bucharest Wednesday at the start of a nine-day tour to Romania, Italy and Austria seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally despite its decision to quit the bloc.

Prince Charles

Romania Questioning 28 Iraqi Migrants Discovered Near Border

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police say they are questioning 28 Iraqi citizens they found in southwestern Romania in the vicinity of the border with Serbia. A statement said Romanian police spotted the group during a sweep on Thursday

Iraqi Migrants

Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria at Record High

Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria to the United Kingdom is at its highest ever levels, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates. The Migration Statistics Quarterly Report for February 2017 records there has been a “statistically significant increase” in


Thousands of Romanian Protesters Return to Streets

BUCHAREST (AFP) – Tens of thousands of Romanians braved the cold and returned to the streets in protest on Sunday, calling on the government to resign as they accused it of attempting to water down anti-corruption laws. “Thieves! Resign!” chanted protesters


Romanian Anti-Corruption Protests Enter Twelfth Day

Thousands of protesters braved the cold to march in Romania’s main cities on Saturday, angered by government attempts to water down anti-corruption laws. In the capital Bucharest, where a major rally is planned for Sunday, around 3,000 people gathered at


Romania: Government Faces No-Confidence Vote

Romania’s center-left government faces a vote of no-confidence over a measure to decriminalize official misconduct, a proposal that sent hundreds of thousands on the streets in protest.


Romanian Protesters Get Key Concession, Seek More Changes

The largest anti-government crowds since the violent 1989 revolution that toppled dictator Nicolae Ceausescu succeeded Sunday in pressuring Romania’s new government to repeal a hastily adopted decree that would have eased penalties for official corruption.


10,000 in Romania Anti-Corruption Protest

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands marched through the Romanian capital and other cities Sunday to protest a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners which critics say could reverse the anti-corruption fight. More than 10,000 protesters massed in University Square,


Father Christmas Visits Children of Dead Soldiers in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The children have lost their fathers or seen them come home bearing terrible wounds of war. But for at least one day, Romania’s defense ministry and Santa Claus were able to bring fleeting smiles to the


10 Years after Joining EU, Euroscepticism Growing in Romania

(AFP) – A new school and cultural centre are tangible benefits of EU membership, according to Vladimir Paun, a Romanian mayor. But euroscepticism is also rising, against a background of inequality. For the former communist country which votes Sunday in