19 January 2017
Big Protests in Romania Against Amnesty Bill

The proposed amnesty law, and changes to the criminal code, would set free around 2,500 people, including notorious politicians involved in graft and abuse-of-power cases. 

5 January 2017
Romania’s New Cabinet Includes Controversial Figures

The Social Democrats narrowly avoided a political crisis, after their first choice for prime minister was rejected, without an explanation, by the president. 

23 December 2016
Muslim Woman In Line to Be Next Romanian Premier Premium

Criminal conviction hanging over their leader poses a problem for election-winning Social Democrats.

12 December 2016
Election Season in Southeastern and Eastern Europe Premium

Social Democrats win in Romania, while conservatives have slim lead in Macedonia, and Transdniester gets a new president. 

9 December 2016
Social Democrats Set to Win Romanian Parliamentary Elections Premium

Their probable return to power sparks concern about an anti-corruption drive that has gained momentum under government led by technocratic Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos. 

By Ioana Caloianu
7 December 2016
Transylvanian Pilgrimage Site Latest Bone of Contention between Ethnic Hungarians and Romanians Premium

Less than a week before parliamentary elections, Ministry of Culture accused of not supporting the push for a potential UNESCO site. 

1 December 2016
How Romanian Trump-Friendly Site Became Facebook Star Premium

A news startup stirred up more buzz on social media during U.S. election season than well-funded major media.

18 November 2016
Crimebusters Make News in Romania, Bulgaria Premium

Bucharest busts cybercrime gang, sentences Israeli for intimidating corruption agency head; two Bulgarian ministers face charges.

16 November 2016
Young Romanian Painter Shoots to Top of International Art World Premium

In addition to receiving accolades, Adrian Ghenie's paintings have auctioned off in recent months for millions of dollars. 


10 November 2016
Romanian Government Contests Pre-Election Wage Hikes Premium

Premier Ciolos accuses opposition of populist measures as national elections draw near.




Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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