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(...)

Head of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi: For most Romanians, the agency’s work represents a long overdue reckoning with a venal elite that has bled the country dry. Photograph:  Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty

Camera crews and journalists do not gather each morning outside a certain Bucharest building to wait for anyone in particular, but because headline n(...)

The report places the EU, often portrayed as one of the globe’s cleanest regions, in an unflattering light. Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

Corruption is a problem for almost half the companies doing business in Europe, a survey by the European Commission said today, and an increasing numb(...)