Klaus Iohannis

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 Romanian president  Klaus Iohannis (left) and Polish president Andrzej Duda  reviewing   an honour  at Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, Romania. Photograph:  EPA/Robert Ghement

The US and nine EU and Nato countries have discussed strengthening security in central and eastern Europe amid renewed focus on Russia’s actions in Uk(...)

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis arrives to vote at Jean Monnet high school polling station, in Bucharest on December 6th. Photograph: Bogdan Cristel/EPA

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis has made clear that he intends to give centre-right parties a chance to form a new government, despite Sunday’s elec(...)

Romania’s premier and the leader of PNL Ludovic Orban speaks with   reporters during a campaigning event   in Bucharest, Romania. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romania’s governing Liberals hope to retain power in parliamentary elections on Sunday, despite seeing their popularity dwindle in recent months as co(...)

Romanian prime minister  Ludovic Orban: “Unfortunately in recent months we have faced organised campaigns aimed at making Romanians not believe in the virus, not follow the rules we established.”  Photograph:EPA/Robert Ghement

Romania’s leaders have urged the nation to respect health guidelines and ignore misinformation and conspiracy theories playing down the seriousness of(...)

Folk dancers in Heroes’ Square in Budapest on Thursday, as Hungary marks the centenary of the Treaty of Trianon, which saw large swathes of the country divided among neighbouring countries following the first World War. Photograph: Tamas Kovacs/EPA

Hungary has pledged to work closely with its neighbours while maintaining strong ties with their Hungarian communities, as it marked 100 years since i(...)

Nikola Marova, first soloist of the Czech National Ballet, practises in the garden of her home in Prague. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Serbia, Albania and other countries in the Balkans and central Europe have followed the Czech Republic in starting to ease restrictions imposed to fig(...)

A priest and two volunteers carry willow branches, an Orthodox Palm Sunday tradition,  in Bucharest, Romania last Sunday. Photograph:  Vadim Ghirda/AP

Millions of people across eastern Europe and the Balkans are being urged to stay away from church and large gatherings when they mark Orthodox Easter (...)

Romanian military personnel set up a mobile hospital in the outskirts of Bucharest, Romania. Romania’s doctors and nurses have started speaking out against shortcomings in the fight against the new coronavirus. Photograph: Getty

Two airliners that landed at a virus-becalmed Vienna airport this week exposed the gulf between how rich and poor parts of Europe are able to cope wit(...)

Prague, Czech Republic, on Monday. The Czech government has imposed further dramatic restrictions on the movement in efforts to contain the outbreak of  coronavirus. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images

The Czech Republic has sealed off a coronavirus “hotspot” as central Europe placed strict controls on travel, schools and mass gatherings, and Serbia (...)

Romanian prime minister Ludovic Orban attends a no-confidence vote. Photograph: Bogdan Cristel/EPA

Romanian prime minister Ludovic Orban has brushed off deputies’ dismissal of his government after just three months in office, as it brings closer the(...)

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