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Romanians seem to have lost something that has helped them survive through centuries of oppression: their joy. Growing up in a small village in Romania’s...

How multicultural chefs, unusual food, life stories boost ratings for Romanian cooking show 

A Romanian cooking show has been enjoying top TV ratings largely due to having found its own success recipe: a team of charismatic chefs...

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Guest writer Paul Wood shares his view on how Women’s Day is celebrated differently in Romania compared to Western Europe and the equality between...

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Commerce, IT and communications, and support services contributed with 3.1 percentage points to Romania’s 4.8% economic growth in 2016, the highest in the last...

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Guest writer Paul Wood explains why people continue the protests in Bucharest’s Victoriei Square despite the Romanian Government’s decision to repeal controversial emergency ordinances...

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The changes in Romania’s justice system will be one of the highly sensitive themes of the new governing coalition made of the Social Democratic...

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The Social Democratic Party (PSD) may have won the parliamentary elections in Romania, but its leader Liviu Dragnea still has a tough decision to...

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Guest writer Mihai Titienar, a Romanian student in Shanghai, looks into the complicated relation between Romania and China. A few days ago, the 5th Meeting...

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Guest writer Ronnie Smith, a Scotsman living in Romania, analyzes the effects of Brexit (Britain's exit from the EU) on his home country and its...

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In 2015 Prime Minister Cameron ceased pressure and decided to organize a referendum. The question, asked to British and Irish residing in UK, Commonwealth...

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