Romania http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28624/all en UPDATE 2-EU raps Romania for slow progress on rule of law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-eu-says-romanian-reforms-rule-law-still-lacking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Brussels sees political pressure on Romanian judges</p> <p>* Says some progress in democratic reforms</p> <p>* Romania PM says has addressed EU concerns (Adds details from report, government and analyst reaction)</p> <p>By Justyna Pawlak and Ioana Patran</p> <p>BRUSSELS/BUCHAREST, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The European Commission rebuked Romania on Wednesday for failing to meet demands to fully uphold the rule of law and told the leftist government of Victor Ponta to speed up reforms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-eu-says-romanian-reforms-rule-law-still-lacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe European Union Government International relations Law Romania Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741430 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Romanian drama 'Child's Pose' wins Berlin fest's top prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/urgent-romanian-drama-childs-pose-wins-berlin-fests-top-prize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Child's Pose", a mother-son drama about Romania's new wealthy class by director Calin Peter Netzer, won the Golden Bear top prize at the 63rd Berlin film festival Saturday.</p> <p>Netzer, a member of Romania's new wave in cinema, tells the story of a rich and controlling mother who fights to get her son acquitted after he kills a poor teenager with his car.</p> <p>dlc/bm </p> Romania AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 19:16:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757729 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania detains two over human-egg trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/romania-detains-two-over-human-egg-trafficking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Romanian court has ordered the detention of an Israeli man and a Romanian woman accused of organising a human egg-trafficking ring, prosecutors said on Thursday.</p> <p>The two are the managers of the Bucharest private clinic Med New Life, judiciary sources told Mediafax news agency, without naming the pair.</p> <p>Romanian police on Tuesday busted a human egg-trafficking ring involving Israeli specialists in assisted reproduction and Romanian medical personel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/romania-detains-two-over-human-egg-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Republics Romania AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:45:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761838 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain braces for fresh Eastern European immigration wave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/britain-braces-fresh-eastern-european-immigration-wave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Coils of Polish sausages glisten on shop counters and vodka bottles line the shelves. In this corner of the English countryside, much of the chatter is in Latvian or Lithuanian.</p> <p>Welcome to Boston, the most Eastern European town in Britain.</p> <p>Census data show that more than a tenth of the residents of this sleepy outpost in rural Lincolnshire, in east England, are immigrants from the 10 ex-Communist countries that joined the European Union in the 2000s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/britain-braces-fresh-eastern-european-immigration-wave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethnic groups in Europe Europe Romania Technology AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:15:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763111 at http://www.globalpost.com Romanian PM dispels British fears of immigrant 'invasion' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/romanian-pm-dispels-british-fears-immigrant-invasion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Romania's prime minister on Monday dismissed Britain's fears that floods of Romanian immigrants are heading to its shores -- and invited Britons over to his own country for a beer.</p> <p>Writing in The Times newspaper, Victor Ponta insisted that rising wages and improved job prospects at home mean that Romanians will not be rushing to Britain when EU migration rules are relaxed in January 2014.</p> <p>"Britain can rest assured. Romania needs its workers. They will be busy developing their own country," Ponta wrote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/romanian-pm-dispels-british-fears-immigrant-invasion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Republics Romania Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:16:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765900 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ US economy grew 0.1% in Q4: revised data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/urgent-us-economy-grew-01-q4-revised-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US economy grew slightly in the fourth quarter of 2012, the government said Thursday, revising its prior estimate of a contraction.</p> <p>Gross domestic product rose at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the October-December period, not the 0.1 percent contraction that was first seen, the Commerce Department said.</p> <p>vs/dw</p> Romania AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:01:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769729 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Romanian championship results and standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/soccer-romanian-championship-results-and-standings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Romanian championship matches on Monday Monday, March 4 Brasov 3 Concordia Chiajna 2 Pandurii Targu-Jiu 2 Vaslui 1 Turnu Severin 0 FC Astra 0 Sunday, March 3 Petrolul Ploiesti 2 CSMS Iasi 1 Rapid Bucharest 0 Dinamo Bucharest 1 Saturday, March 2 CFR Cluj 0 Otelul Galati 1 FC Viitorul Constanta 1 Universitatea Cluj-Napoca 1 Steaua Bucharest 3 Gaz Metan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/soccer-romanian-championship-results-and-standings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009–10 FC Dinamo Bucureşti season 2010–11 Liga I 2011–12 Liga I Romania Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:15:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773077 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Romanian championship results and standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/soccer-romanian-championship-results-and-standings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Romanian championship matches on Saturday Saturday, March 9 CSMS Iasi 1 CFR Cluj 1 FC Astra 3 Brasov 0 Rapid Bucharest 0 Petrolul Ploiesti 0 Friday, March 8 Gaz Metan Medias 4 FC Viitorul Constanta 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Steaua Bucharest 21 17 2 2 50 15 53 ------------------------- 2 FC Astra 22 13 5 4 45 21 44 3 Pandurii Targu-Jiu 21 12 5 4 33 26 41 ------------------------- 4 </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/soccer-romanian-championship-results-and-standings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009–10 FC Dinamo Bucureşti season 2011–12 Liga I Romania Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 19:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778319 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Romanian championship results and standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/soccer-romanian-championship-results-and-standings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Romanian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, March 10 Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt 3 Steaua Bucharest 4 Otelul Galati 1 Pandurii Targu-Jiu 0 Saturday, March 9 CSMS Iasi 1 CFR Cluj 1 FC Astra 3 Brasov 0 Rapid Bucharest 0 Petrolul Ploiesti 0 Friday, March 8 Gaz Metan Medias 4 FC Viitorul Constanta 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Steaua Bucharest 22 18 2 2 54 18 56 ------</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/soccer-romanian-championship-results-and-standings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2010–11 Liga I 2011–12 Liga I Romania Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 18:16:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5779020 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Romanian championship results and standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/soccer-romanian-championship-results-and-standings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 11 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Romanian championship matches on Monday Monday, March 11 Dinamo Bucharest 2 Concordia Chiajna 0 Vaslui 1 Gloria Bistrita 1 Universitatea Cluj-Napoca 1 Turnu Severin 0 Sunday, March 10 Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt 3 Steaua Bucharest 4 Otelul Galati 1 Pandurii Targu-Jiu 0 Saturday, March 9 CSMS Iasi 1 CFR Cluj 1 FC Astra 3 Brasov 0 Rapid Bucharest </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/soccer-romanian-championship-results-and-standings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2010–11 Liga I 2011–12 Liga I Romania Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5780147 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania film festival focuses on Holocaust http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/romania-film-festival-focuses-holocaust <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The One World international human rights documentary film festival which opens in Bucharest on Tuesday will give special focus to the Holocaust to highlight the devastating consequences of hatred and intolerance.</p> <p>"The 6th edition of the (One World Romania) festival aims to be an antidote to hatred", organisers said.</p> <p>"The amount of hatred and intolerance per square meter has grown exponentially since the previous edition of One World Romania", festival director Alexandru Solomon said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/romania-film-festival-focuses-holocaust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Republics Romania Social Issues AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:30:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780464 at http://www.globalpost.com Political crisis threatens Bulgaria's fragile economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/political-crisis-threatens-bulgarias-fragile-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>After weeks of protests, Bulgaria's new technocrat caretaker government must urgently restore trust in state institutions or risk exacerbating an already dire economic situation in the European Union's poorest country, analysts say.</p> <p>"If protests continue and political instability drags on, it is set to pose problems for the economy by pushing new investors away and prompting those already here to postpone any development plans," Institute for Market Economics analyst Kaloyan Staykov told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/political-crisis-threatens-bulgarias-fragile-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fiscal policy Government debt Romania Technology War AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 02:45:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781897 at http://www.globalpost.com Two Romanian judges detained over graft http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/two-romanian-judges-detained-over-graft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Romanian judges were arrested Friday on charges of seeking tens of thousands of euros in exchange for helping to set free several detainees.</p> <p>Viorica Dinu and Antonela Costache of the Bucharest court are accused of agreeing to take 150,000 euros ($196,000) in January, promising to intercede with other judges in favour of a Romanian businessman, Dinel Nutu, detained over fraud. </p> <p>Prosecutors said the manoeuvre failed so the two judges handed back 55,000 euros they had received in advance from Nutu's brother.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/two-romanian-judges-detained-over-graft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Politics Romania AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:30:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784476 at http://www.globalpost.com Film urges Romanians to acknowledge Holocaust role http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/film-urges-romanians-acknowledge-holocaust-role <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Director Florin Iepan says his new documentary on the execution of thousands of Jews in Odessa, Ukraine -- one of the worst World War II massacres -- is a plea for his fellow Romanians to acknowledge their role in the Holocaust.</p> <p>"Odessa", a 55-minute documentary, "is a protest against the authorities' lack of reaction to this episode... probably the grimmest in Romania's history," Iepan told the audience after the film's premiere this week in Bucharest during the One World Romania documentary festival.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/film-urges-romanians-acknowledge-holocaust-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Florin Iepan Religion Romania The Holocaust in Romania AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 04:45:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785123 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania court grants ex-PM Nastase early release from jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/romania-court-grants-ex-pm-nastase-early-release-jail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Romania's ex-prime minister Adrian Nastase, serving a two-year prison sentence for corruption, was set to be freed on Monday after a Bucharest court rejected a prosecution appeal against his release. </p> <p>Anti-graft prosecutors had contested a February court decision that granted early release to the Social Democrat who was premier from 2000 to 2004.</p> <p>He will be released later Monday, a spokesman for Jilava prison near Bucharest told AFP. </p> <p>Nastase, 62, has served a third of his jail sentence and is entitled under Romanian law to be freed. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/romania-court-grants-ex-pm-nastase-early-release-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adrian Nastase Europe Republics Romania AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:03:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786973 at http://www.globalpost.com