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26 May 2019
EU leaders are meeting in the Romanian city of Sibiu. Though a third of the population of Romania lives in poverty, the country has profited markedly from EU membership. Worst off are the Roma, who barely scrape by. One woman is helping them change that.
5 Jul 2018
A Romanian woman felt forced to go abroad to work as a prostitute because she couldn’t earn enough as a cleaner in Romania to support her two children. But through an aid agency, she finally found help.
27 Jun 2018
Since Romania joined the EU in 2007, an estimated 15% of the adult population has left the country to work in Western Europe.
26 Feb 2018
Thousands of people took to streets of the major cities of Romania, to protest against the Social Democratic ruling party, who allegedly wants to "take power over Justice", according to protesters.
21 Oct 2017
An increasing number of Syrian and Iraqi refugees are fleeing through Turkey, across the Black Sea, to Romania. The coast guard has already rescued a number of people stranded at sea. Romania fears the Black Sea may become a new refugee route.
6 Feb 2017
Romania's premier announces a dramatic climbdown on contentious corruption legislation after five days of demonstrations that were the biggest since the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989.

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