Romania

Property Disputes Become Bilateral Issue between Moldova and Ukraine

Moldova says it is slowly being robbed of the property portfolio of spas and sanatoriums it built up in Ukraine when they were both part of the Soviet Union. Acourt ruling in Moldova regarding ownership of a building housing the country’s consulate in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa is …

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Romania To Expel Russian Diplomat Amid Prague-Moscow Dispute Over Arms Depot Blast

Romania says it is expelling a Russian diplomat, the latest European country to do so amid a diplomatic dispute between Moscow and Prague over Russia’s alleged role in a deadly 2014 explosion at a Czech arms depot. The Foreign Ministry decided to declare Aleksei Grichayev, the deputy military attaché at …

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Migrants on Westward Trek Meet Kindness in Romania’s Timisoara

Asylum seekers and migrants often encounter hostility on their way to the West – but in Timisoara those passing through are meeting a remarkable outpouring of solidarity. On 26 November last year, people in Timisoara, a city in western Romania, were moved to find that 25 migrants who had recently …

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MQ-9 begins flying missions from Romania

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFNS) — The 25th Attack Group began flying the first active-duty operated U.S. Air Forces in Europe MQ-9 Reaper sorties in Romania via remote-split operations as of Feb. 1. The 25th ATKG is a unit under the command of the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing. Both …

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Word Games: Russian Language Disputes Could Again Fracture Moldova

The status of Russian remains deeply contentious in Moldova – and both Moscow and Moldova’s politicians have shown their willingness to exacerbate divisions by playing the language card. Alook into Moldovan archives shows how the states treatment of the Russian language destabilised the country on multiple occasions in the 20th …

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What Must be Done for Russian Forces to Leave Transnistria?

As Moldova and Russia spar again over Moscow’s military presence in the breakaway region of Transnistria, BIRN looks at what it would take to end this decades-long dispute. Relations between Moldova’s new elected pro-European president, Maia Sandu, and Russia started off on the wrong foot when Sandu immediately vowed to …

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Huawei Fights Exclusion from Romania’s 5G Race

The Chinese tech giant is battling tooth and nail to stop a bill banning it from developing 5G in the country from getting through parliament. Between 10 and 12 August this year, the Romanian government websites hosting the draft law that establishes the conditions for eligibility to implement 5G technology …

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Romania – Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Coastal Defense Systems

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Romania of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Coastal Defense Systems (CDS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this …

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