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The wrong Orban. Romanian government mixes up premier’s name

Romanian Premier Ludovic Orban shares the same name as Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban. But the differences end there. While their last names are identical (they are not related), their political leanings are different. Ludovic Orban is a center-right pro-business Liberal, while Viktor Orban is a populist who's often been at odds with Europe over...

Musical talent: Romania is the European Union’s top exporter of violins

George Enescu is probably Romania’s best-known musician. But few realize that Romania is not only famous for its violinists like Enescu who composed the Romanian rhapsody. It also also has a long tradition of manufacturing violins. Eurostat figures released Friday show that Romania exported 14,000 violins last year making it the largest...

VIDEO. Trio of bears caught on camera strolling through woods in Romania

Romania’s bears usually make the headlines when they attack humans or livestock, go foraging for food in people’s homes, or are involved in a traffic accident. But a trio of three brown bears strolling through the forest has been viewed almost 30,000 times since it was posted on Thursday.

Most Romanians think Holocaust took place in Germany; Nazi-allied leader Marshal Ion Antonescu should be rehabilitated-study

One in three Romanians are aware the Holocaust occurred in Romania, but fewer people know that hundreds of thousands of Jews were deported to their deaths from Romania to Nazi-controlled areas outside the country, such as Trans-Dniester in the Soviet Union, according to a study. Historians say Nazi-allied leader Marshal Ion Antonescu, who ruled...

So bright you can see it from Space. Bucharest seen from 263 miles up

Thirty years ago, Bucharest was cloaked in darkness. Now, the city is brightly-lit all year round. It’s so dazzling, you can see it from Space. At this time of year, it’s even better-lit with Christmas lights illuminating the main arteries of the capital starting late November. Pedestrians enjoy...

Your average Romanian entrepreneur? He’s married, in his 40s, lives in the capital and probably has a construction company

Despite economic challenges and other hurdles, Romania has more than 1.8 million people with their own businesses or shares in businesses, 63,000 more than last year, a study shows. Contrary to a general belief that most entrepreneurs are young, creative types in the IT sector, the average businessperson in Romania, according to Frames consultancy company, is...

Romania’s government to hike taxes on fuel, cigarettes to bring down budget deficit

Romania’s finance ministry says it will hike taxes on fuel and other goods in a bid to narrow a burgeoning budget deficit. The move is expected to lead to higher inflation, which rose to 3.8% in November, one of the highest rates in the European Union. Romania’s budget deficit will be about 4.4% this year, far...

EXCLUSIVE: Anti-discrimination council asks Bucharest mayor to explain “black people’s bar” comments

Romania’s anti-discrimination council is investigating whether remarks about a "black people's bar" made by Bucharest mayor Gabriela Firea could be considered racist. President of the Council to Combat Discrimination, Ferenc Csaba Asztalos, told universul.net on Wednesday that the council had initiated an inquiry into Firea’s comments. That came...

Romanian police destroy 2 tons of heroin and cocaine

Police in the Black Sea port of Constanta say almost two tons of illegal drugs including heroin, cocaine and cannabis have been incinerated. The drugs were taken by truck to the town of Navodari on Wednesday and burned. Romanian police seized the drugs from 2001 to 2019.  “Substantial quantities of heroin, cocaine, cannabis,...

Romania to build museum dedicated to the ‘horrors of communism’

Thirty years after communism ended, Romania is about to build a museum dedicated to crimes and atrocities that happened during more than 40 years of communism. The Museum of Communist Horrors in Romania known in Romania as Muzeul Ororilor Comunismului aims to show the public the crimes and abuses experienced by Romanians from 1945-1989.

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