Romania

How Romania became a popular tech destination

At first glance Romania seems an unlikely base for cutting-edge tech start-ups. Even regular visitors associate it with misty mountains, medieval …

Startups

Romania must avoid association with Europe’s ‘bad boys’

The second world war did not truly come to an end in Romania until the anticommunist revolution of 1989. Such is the contention of Dennis Deletant, …

Greece

Storm kills eight in Romania, damage hits Serbia, Croatia

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A strong storm killed eight people and injured at least 67 in western Romania on Sunday as winds of up to 100 kph (over 60 mph) also brought destruction to parts of Serbia and Croatia, officials said.<p>Road and rail traffic in parts of Romania was halted by fallen trees. Several …

Weather

Hilton and Wyndham hotels in Romania

Romania is a country I want to visit, possibly in 2018. Besides being a country with a fascinating history of settlement by Germans in the Middle …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Oracle to shutter most Euro hardware support teams

Oracle is cutting costs by shifting pan-European hardware support to Romania in a move that could see hundreds of existing staff made redundant, …

Oracle

Smugglers test migrant Black Sea route to Romania

"It is a bit early to talk about the route reopening, but it could be that the smugglers are testing how it works - that is a possibility," said a …

Refugees

10 photos that’ll make you want to visit Romania right now

Whether you are planning the perfect European getaway or just seeking to indulge your photographic wanderlust, look no further. Romania is not only a …

Europe

Romania's defense minister resigns in mix-up, but resignation still accepted

Adrian Tutuianu resigned on Tuesday, saying that his ministry had run out of funds to pay salaries to the military. Within hours, the government said …

World News

Powerful wind storm kills eight in Romania

Sudden storm killed eight people in the western city of Timisoara before heading to Ukraine.<p>A storm packing powerful winds ripped off roofs and toppled trees in Romania on Sunday, killing eight people and injuring dozens more, officials and witnesses said.<p>With gusts that reached nearly 100km/h, the …

Weather

Nearly 30 migrants found in Western Romania city parks

The Police in Timisoara, a city in Western Romania, have found 28 migrants in two of the city’s parks and on a street. Most of them were citizens …

Refugees

Romania's ruling party says no euro decision has been made

BUCHAREST, Romania – A senior Romanian politician has downplayed speculation that the country is planning to adopt the euro as its currency by 2022, saying further evaluation work is required before any decision is made.<p>Liviu Dragnea, chairman of the ruling Social Democratic Party, said Tuesday …

Business

Thousands protest in Romania over changes to the judicial system

More than a thousand people have participated in protests in Romania’s capital and other cities to oppose proposed changes to the judicial system.<p>Demonstrators gathered outside government offices in Bucharest on Sunday called the ruling Social Democratic Party “the red plague” and yelling “A …

Romania's Summer Is So Hot They're Calling It 'Lucifer'

Romanian photographers capture the country's hottest August since 1951.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Romania.</i><p>While the UK is faced with what weather experts have started referring to as a "shit summer," large parts of Europe are sweltering in a heatwave, aptly nicknamed "Lucifer." Over …

Photojournalism

4,000-year-old tombs found in Romania

Nine Bronze Age tombs have been found in eastern Romania.“Some tombs are located closer to the surface and were not so well preserved because of the …

Archaeology

U.S Fighter Pilots Train In Romania Amid Tensions With Russia

An American fighter jet squadron is training with Romanian pilots as a way to show that the U.S. still has a presence in Europe as tension with Russia continue to grow.

World News

Video Takes You Inside an Abandoned Shipwreck in Romania

Kayaking through crystal-clear waters is a spectacular activity on its own, but it gets even better when you're exploring an abandoned shipwreck.<p>A …

Travel

Kayaking Through a Shipwreck in Romania

A kakyer wearing a GoPro explores the Evangelia Shipwreck in Costinesti, Romania.

Shipwrecks

Bear encounters in Romania

Tens of brown bears are descending into the mountains cities of Romania as to feed themselves from the trash cans. They want to find food and often they meet people in their way. Locals from Harghita and Prahova counties<p>Encounters with the bears are said to be becoming more common than ever. Some …

Bears

Businessman in Romania gets 7 years in jail for land scam

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's top court has handed a businessman a 7-year prison sentence over a real estate scam, after he illegally obtained land where he built the capital's best-known mall.<p>The High Court for Cassation and Justice on Wednesday sentenced Gabriel Popoviciu to jail for …

Business

Romania commemorates deaths of thousands of Roma in Holocaust

Romania's foreign ministry said younger generations should know about 'this tragic episode in European history'

European History

Romania commits to NATO defense spending target until 2026

NATO member Romania will spend 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense until 2026, according to a procurement plan. That would make it …

World News

Romania commits to keep annual defence spending at 2 percent of GDP until 2026

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - NATO member Romania will spend 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defence every year for the next nine years, a military procurement plan for 2017-2026 showed on Tuesday.<p>Romania, one of the United States’ staunchest allies in eastern Europe along with Poland, spent 1.7 …

Russia

NATO ally Romania commits to 2% defense spending through 2026

NATO member Romania will spend 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense every year for the next nine years, a military procurement plan for 2017-2026 showed on Tuesday.<p>Romania, one of the United States' staunchest allies in eastern Europe along with Poland, spent 1.7 percent of GDP in …

Russia

12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania — Officials say 12 U.S. paratroopers have been hospitalized after they sustained minor injuries during a nighttime parachute jump …

U.S. Army

Romania: Art exhibit at ex-prison show horrors of communism

PITESTI, Romania (AP) — An art exhibition has gone on display at a former Romanian prison where communists tortured and killed political prisoners in a gruesome reeducation program.<p>The collection of 11 sculptures at the Pitesti Prison, southern Romania, aims to remind visitors about the horrors …

Entertainment

10+ Stunning Photos Revealing The Beauty Of Romania

Located in the Central-Eastern part of Europe, Romania has a rich history and bio-diversity. If you are a nature lover, you will definitely be …

Photography

The 10 Most Unusual Things to Do in Romania

If visiting Romania in late autumn, start spreading the word early among friends of friends, acquaintances or your travel agent and you may just get …

Travel

Greek Retail Chains Opening Stores in Tax-Friendly Romania

Large Greek retail chains see a great window of opportunity in Romania where consumer incomes are increasing while value added tax in food and other …

Greece

Romania to purchase Patriot air defense system

NATO-ally Romania is seeking acquisition of Patriot air defense systems from the United States under a Foreign Military Sales deal worth $3.9 billion.

War

US set to approve $4 billion defense sale to Romania

The US State Department says it is ready to approve the sale of Patriot missile defense systems to Romania. The purchase is a further signal that …

World News