22 June 2017
Romanian Social Democrats Topple Own Government in No-Confidence Vote

Social Democrat leader initiated the dismissal of PM and government he nominated, on the grounds that it failed to deliver on its promises. 

16 June 2017
Romanian Ruling Party Turns on Own Man

Premier Grindeanu has refused to step down ahead of no-confidence motion next week.

14 June 2017
Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu Standing Trial for Crimes Against Humanity

Along with 13 others, Iliescu was indicted for the violent clampdown on demonstrations in June 1990 that ended with more than 1,000 casualties. 

5 June 2017
Backlash Against Overhaul of Romanian Research System Premium

Universities say new rules allowing only in-country evaluators for research projects may jeopardize the quality of research.

31 May 2017
Prince Charles Receives Honorary Degree from Romanian University Premium

In addition to priding himself on his kinship with Vlad the Impaler, the British royal visits the country almost every year and owns an extensive list of property. 

25 May 2017
Romania Fined by International Court in Domestic Violence Case Premium
Although the phenomenon is widespread, its victims find little empathy in a society dominated by traditional gender roles, and little help from authorities.
15 May 2017
Romanian Lawmakers Endorse Ban on Same-Sex Marriages Premium

A Senate vote and a referendum are still needed to enshrine man-woman unions as the only legal form of marriage.

18 April 2017
Romania’s Fugitive Millionaire Caught in Serbia Premium

Sebastian Ghita – once a maverick entrepreneur, now facing investigation in several corruption cases – had fled after losing his parliamentary immunity. 

31 March 2017
Reunion Holiday Stirs Up Passions in Chisinau Premium

Chisinau sees Bucharest's decision to make the anniversary a public holiday as a way of fomenting unionist feelings. 

27 March 2017
Thousands March in Pro-Life Rallies in Romania and Moldova Premium

Representatives of the Orthodox Church were also present at the rallies, which included shows of support for traditional families, a touchy subject in Romania.





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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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