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The State of Romanian Extremism

John Feffer | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
John Feffer

Relations between ethnic Hungarians and ethnic Romanians have improved to a degree. There are still tensions, particularly around the top of regionalization, which would provide greater autonomy to different parts of the country, including the area with a Hungarian majority.

Playing Party Politics in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
John Feffer

Political parties in East-Central Europe are like amoebas. They are constantly splitting apart (mitosis) and then banding together in coalitions (aggregation). For someone coming from a U.S. context of two relatively stable parties, the political scene in East-Central Europe seems hopelessly complex. That goes double for Romania.

The Commission in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 05.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

The Romanian revolution in December 1989 was simultaneously the most violent of the transformations of 1989 and the most ambiguous. It was not a simple divide between regime and anti-regime protesters.

Romania Ramps up Its Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
Philip Seib

BUCHAREST --- When public diplomacy issues are discussed, focus tends to be on major powers that are particularly active in this field -- the United S...

To Impeach, Or Not To Impeach?

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian election officials declared late Sunday that a referendum to impeach the nation's president on grounds that he ove...

Dirty Tricks Threaten to Undermine Political Renewal in Romania

Matt Browne | Posted 08.26.2012 | World
Matt Browne

Romania's new prime minister Victor Ponta finds himself enmeshed in a series of political controversies that seem designed to derail his program of reform and undermine his popularity. The young progressive is facing his toughest challenge to date.

Romanian President Cautioned For Discriminatory Remarks

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romania's anti-discrimination council has voted to caution President Traian Basescu for making discriminatory remarks about Gyps...

Romania Witches Use Spells To Protest New Taxes

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGOSOIA, Romania (AP) -- Solace for world leaders trying to enforce painful austerity measures: At least you're not running Romania. (Scroll down for...

Man Leaps From Balcony During Parliament Session In Suicide Bid

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romania's government survived a no-confidence motion in Parliament on Thursday in a session overshadowed by a man who flung ...

Romanian President Accused Of Assaulting Lawyer

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Romanian President Traian Basescu is facing assault charges after a dinner altercation in which he allegedly slapped an associate, the Telegraph is re...

France Sends Scores OF Gypsies Back To Romania

AP | JULIEN PROULT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — France expelled nearly 100 Gypsies, or Roma, to their native Romania on Thursday as part of a very public effort by conservative Preside...

Romanian Gypsy Leader Compares Sarkozy To Nazis

AP | VADIM GHIRDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COSTESTI, Romania — A Romanian Gypsy leader on Wednesday compared French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Romania's pro-Nazi wartime leader, followi...

Court Rules Traian Basescu Winner Of Romanian Election

AP | ALINA WOLFE MURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — The Constitutional Court on Monday declared Traian Basescu the winner of Romania's disputed presidential election. The cou...

Traian Basescu, Romania's President, In Runoff Election With Rival Mircea Geoana

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — The third-place candidate in Romania's presidential election threw his support Monday behind the Western-backed socialist w...

Romania Opposition Party Contests Election Results

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania's main opposition party claimed Monday that President Traian Basescu narrowly won re-election through a fraudulent ...

Traian Basescu Hitting A Child Video? Romanian Opposition Says President Hit Boy In Face (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romania's government has collapsed and its economy is in shambles but its presidential campaign has been dominated in recen...