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New Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila in the parliament in Bucharest on Monday. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via Reuters

Romania has its first female prime minister after deputies approved a new government led by Viorica Dancila, but she will face close EU scrutiny and (...)

Protesters wave flags and placards while shouting anti-government slogans during a protest against government in downtown Bucharest, Romania on Sunday. Photograph: Robert  Ghement/EPA

Romania’s ruling party has defended its controversial plan for judicial reform, after street protests against the move threatened to pitch the countr(...)

Romanian protesters turn on the lights of  mobile phones while standing under coloured papers during a protest in front of government headquarters in Bucharest on Sunday. Photograph: Mihai Barbu/EPA

The populism that is on the charge in the United States and much of Europe, putting pressure on the rule of law and civil society, has hit the buffer(...)

People protest against the government in Bucharest on Tuesday night, in the latest in a series of demonstrations that are the biggest in the city since the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989. Photograph:  Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Romania’s government has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote and urged the country to return to business as usual following its biggest stree(...)

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis addresses the joint chambers of the Romanian parliament, in Bucharest, Romania on Tuesday. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea/Reuters

Romania’s president Klaus Iohannis has lambasted its government over a crisis that sparked the nation’s biggest protests in a generation, but stopped (...)

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis waves to protesters in Bucharest on Sunday, January 22nd.  A proposed Bill would pardon those sentenced to jail terms shorter than five years for a range of crimes. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romania is lurching towards political crisis after its president called for a referendum on controversial government plans and joined protests that t(...)

Romanians protest against government plans in Bucharest on Wednesday. Photograph: Octav Ganea via Reuters

Romanians are planning more protests after thousands rallied against the new government’s bid to push through controversial legal changes, which criti(...)

Tributes to the 64 people who died in October 2015 when a fire ripped through the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest, Romania. It was housed inside an old shoe factory called Pionerul. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The photographs and flowers are fading now at a makeshift shrine to 64 people who died when fire engulfed Bucharest’s Colectiv nightclub in October 20(...)

Ryanair will fly 90 times a-week from Bucharest Airport  to a range of destinations that will also include Bologna, London, Madrid and Rome and plans to carry an estimated 1.4 million passengers a-year to and from there.

Ryanair plans to open a new base at Bucharest Airport from next October from where three aircraft will operate. The Irish airline said that it will o(...)

A shepherd whistles after breaking through riot police lines during a protest in Bucharest, Romania. Photograph: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

Thousands of Romanian farmers and shepherds stormed through the gates of parliament in the capital Bucharest on Tuesday in protest at new regulations (...)

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