Romanians struggling with Swiss franc mortgages

2015-01-20 21:30

Romania is looking at ways to help thousands of homeowners who took out mortgages in Swiss francs and are facing crippling exchange rate losses after the franc surged last week.

Microsoft licence scam investigated

2014-10-17 14:38

Romanian prosecutors have carried out 56 searches in a vast investigation into money laundering and bribery linked to Microsoft software licences.

No immunity for ex-minister in Microsoft probe

2014-10-13 18:19

Romania's parliament has voted to lift the immunity of a former minister targeted in a multi-million-euro corruption probe regarding Microsoft software.

Romania opens plastic bridge in litter protest

2014-07-24 08:31

A western city in Romania has inaugurated a 23m bridge made of more than 157 000 collected plastic bottles to warn against the devastating effects of litter.

France outraged over Roma teen

2014-06-17 16:40

A gruesome vigilante assault on a Roma teenager who is now fighting for his life has shocked France.

Chevron explores for shale gas in Romania

2014-05-07 15:03

US energy major Chevron says it has started drilling its first exploration well for shale gas in Romania despite fierce opposition from local residents.

Romanian sausage to be saved

2014-02-17 21:28

The Romanian mici sausage is about to get a reprieve if the EU agrees it can contain bicarbonate of soda.

Romanians baptise horses on Orthodox holiday

2014-01-06 22:29

Hundreds of horses in Romania have received blessings in a baptismal tradition dating back centuries to mark the Orthodox holiday of the Epiphany.

Romania rocked by bribery scam over the dead

2013-12-18 17:05

A prosecutor says 26 Romanian police officers and ambulance employees have been charged with calling undertakers to tell them someone had died - or in some cases were not yet declared dead - in exchange for money.

Romanians keep up anti-fracking marches

2013-10-28 15:26

Romanians have rallied against a controversial Canadian gold mine project and shale gas exploration in weekly demos that have turned into long-running protests.


8 dead in Romanian military chopper crash

2014-11-21 17:01

A military helicopter has crashed in central Romania, killing eight people and injuring two, the national emergency service said.

Romanian pres accuses PM of being ex-spy

2014-10-14 13:06

Romanian President Traian Basescu has accused the prime minister, who is the favourite to win the presidential race, of being an ex-spy.

Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

2014-07-28 14:11

The interest in bitcoin in Romania stands out in a region where national currencies are widely seen as poor substitutes for the euro.

Greenpeace blocks Chevron's shale gas site

2014-07-08 09:42

About 20 Greenpeace activists have blocked access to a Romanian shale gas exploration site run by US energy group Chevron, in a third attempt to scupper the company's operations.

Thousands of children die from rabies

2014-05-27 14:16

Tens of thousands of children are dying unnecessarily all over the world from rabies because there is a shortage of funds to vaccinate dogs.

Romanians protest against Chevron fracking

2014-04-07 09:38

Thousands took to the streets in Romania to protest against plans by US energy giant Chevron to drill for shale gas.

UK diplomat commits suicide in Romania

2014-01-17 13:22

A British diplomat has fallen to his death from the top floor of a Romanian hotel, in what media say is an apparent suicide.

EU seeks to calm UK immigration influx fears

2014-01-02 11:01

The European Union has attempted to calm fears in countries like Britain, France and Germany that they face a mass influx of Romanians and Bulgarians.

Romania riot police clear shale gas protesters

2013-12-02 15:18

Riot police armed with batons have forcibly removed some 100 villagers who had been camping out for weeks in protest of Chevron's shale gas plans, witnesses say.

Farmers choose subsistence, not shale gas

2013-10-27 13:48

Romanian farmers have decided to choose subsistence over shale gas.

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