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Romanian is a Balkan Romance language spoken by approximately 24–26 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. According to another estimate, there are about 34 million people worldwide who can speak Romanian, of whom 30 million speak it as a native language. It is an official and national language of both Romania and Moldova and is one of the official languages of the European Union.
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EU fraud prosecutor was wrongly dismissed from Romanian anti-graft job: courtThe European Union's fraud prosecutor was wrongly removed from her previous job as head of Romania's anti-corruption agency, the European Court of Human Rights said on Tuesday in a landmark ruling..
Romanian doctors will get 500 euro per month coronavirus bonusRomanian doctors, nurses and other personnel dealing with coronavirus cases will receive a monthly bonus of about 500 euros ($543.10) a month, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday.
Hungary lets Romanian and Bulgarian citizens stuck in Austria transit: ministerHungary will allow a one-off transit of Romanian and Bulgarian citizens stuck in Austria on Tuesday night after their governments requested it, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on..
Romanian interim PM to enter quarantine after coronavirus contactRomanian interim prime minister and Liberal Party leader Ludovic Orban will quarantine himself after coming into contact with one of his party's senators who was later confirmed to have the..
Romanian opposition ask court to overturn move to renominate PMRomania's opposition Social Democrat Party (PSD) said on Monday they would go to court to challenge President Klaus Iohannis's move to renominate the ousted Ludovic Orban as prime minister, which could..
Romanian lawmakers topple centrist cabinet, weeks of political jostling aheadRomanian lawmakers toppled the three-month-old centrist minority government of Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Wednesday, raising the prospect of an early parliamentary election which Orban's party..
Romanian lawmakers topple PM Ludovic Orban's governmentRomanian lawmakers toppled the centrist minority government of Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Wednesday, raising the prospect of an early election which Orban's party is confident of winning.
Romanian mayor fined for speech inciting hatred of Roma minorityRomania's anti-discrimination watchdog fined a city mayor on Wednesday for a speech inciting hatred after he suggested would-be parents should be screened and the rights of the Roma ethnic minority to..
Halep, Cornet plan unique ways to contribute to bushfire reliefRomanian women's world No. 4 Simona Halep has devised a unique way to support relief and recovery efforts amid Australia's bushfire catastrophe: she will donate money every time she yells at her..
Romanian court upholds acquittal of UK trafficking suspectsThe men were arrested as part of a large 2010 operation with help of London's Metropolitan police.
Valerie Graves: Romanian man admits 2013 house-sitter murderCristian Sabou is jailed for life with a 23-year minimum for the 2013 killing of Valerie Graves.
Romania's proposed government faces confidence vote key for EU policymakingRomanian lawmakers will hold a vote of confidence on Monday for the centrist minority cabinet of Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban, the outcome of which risks extending a policymaking vacuum in..
Romanian centrists seek urgent budget approval, keep gap in checkRomania's centrist National Liberal Party of Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban wants to quickly adopt next year's budget and rein in a fiscal shortfall below the European Union's 3% threshold..
Meet the woman saving dogs from Romanian 'kill centres'Vanda Kizmaz, from Bourne in Lincolnshire, imports 60 Romanian strays each month.
Disease threat row over imported Romanian dogsA woman who has rescued hundreds of stray dogs from Romania says they pose no health threat.
Romanian, Hungarian candidates for EU executive blockedCandidates for the European Commission from Hungary and Romania have conflicts of interest that undermine their candidacies, EU officials said on Thursday.
Romanian candidate for EU executive blocked over conflict of interestThe proposed EU transport commissioner, Romanian socialist politician Rovana Plumb, has a conflict of interest that undermines her candidacy, EU lawmakers found on Thursday, according to an EU official..
Romanian anti-graft crusader to be EU prosecutor after winning EU voteRomania's anti-corruption chief Laura Codruta Kovesi will become the European Union's first fraud prosecutor after EU countries changed tack and backed her, despite opposition from Bucharest.
U.S. bans Romanian party leader after corruption conviction upheldThe United States on Thursday barred Romania's jailed Social Democrat Party leader, Liviu Dragnea, and his two children from entering the United States after his corruption conviction was upheld.
Romanian, U.S. members of foreign force killed in Afghanistan: NATOA Romanian and a U.S. member of foreign forces in Afghanistan were killed in the capital Kabul on Thursday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
Romania to jail rapists for life after teenager murderRomania will approve an emergency decree, making life imprisonment the punishment for rape and paedophilia, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Thursday, days after DNA tests confirmed that a..
DNA results confirm kidnapped Romanian teenage girl is dead, family saysDNA results have confirmed that a kidnapped 15-year-old Romanian girl was dead, her uncle said on social media late on Friday, in a case that has stoked public outrage and revealed deep flaws in the..
Alexandra Macesanu: Romanian girl’s 'calls for help released by family'The family of a kidnapped Romanian girl claim police were slow to respond to her emergency calls.
'Please stay with me,' kidnapped Romanian girl begged policeThe family of a 15-year-old Romanian girl kidnapped earlier this month and now presumed dead has released recordings of her desperate calls for help to authorities whose handling of the case has caused..
Nomme Kalju 0-2 Celtic (0-7): Scots ease through in Champions LeagueCeltic will play Romanian side Cluj in the Champions League third qualifying round after completing a comprehensive 7-0 aggregate win over Nomme Kalju.
Romanian minister quits in furor over teens' murderRomania's interior minister resigned on Tuesday after the murders of two teenage girls in a southern town triggered protests over authorities' inadequate handling of the case.
Suspect admits killing missing Romanian teenagerA 65-year-old man confessed to killing a 15-year-old girl and another teenager, his lawyer says.
Romanian murder suspect admits killing two teens in case that drew public ireA murder suspect in the southern Romanian town of Caracal has admitted to killing two teenage girls, his lawyer said on Sunday, in a case that sparked nationwide outrage over the way authorities..
U.N. nuclear watchdog appoints Romanian diplomat Feruta as interim chiefRomanian diplomat Cornel Feruta will head the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) until member states agree on who will permanently succeed deceased Director General Yukiya Amano, the United..
Wimbledon 2019: Two Simona's & coins from out of space - best of ladies finals dayWatch the quirkier moments from day twelve at Wimbledon as Romanian Simona Halep sensationally beats Serena Williams to win her first ever Wimbledon title.
Valerie Graves: Burglar admits killing grandmother in her bed with hammer as he ransacked homeAccused tells Romanian court: 'I never did any harm in my life. Someone told me there was a lot of money in that house – I never went there to kill someone'
Charlton pre-season friendly against Romanians abandoned amid 'distasteful scenes'Charlton's pre-season friendly against Romanian side Gaz Metan Mediaș is abandoned after 49 minutes amid "distasteful scenes".