Klaus Iohannis

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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(...)

Klaus Iohannis: a fierce critic of the PSD’s bid to weaken anti-graft laws and increase political control over Romania’s courts. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea

The European Union has welcomed the re-election of Romanian president Klaus Iohannis on pledges to fight corruption and work closely with the bloc, as(...)

 Romanian prime minister Ludovic Orban’s cabinet aims to lead the country until elections next year. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romania’s parliament has approved a new government under the leadership of prime minister Ludovic Orban, as his centre-right National Liberal party (P(...)

Romanian lawmakers: The PSD’s focus on watering down anti-corruption legislation and increasing government control over the judiciary drew criticism from Brussels and Washington. Photograph: Robert Ghement

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis is expected to appoint opposition chief Ludovic Orban as the country’s next prime minister, after welcoming parliame(...)

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