Marian Chiriac | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
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21 Aug 02
While the Bucharest authorities' controversial pro-US stance may help Romania to join NATO, it will also hurt its chances for a place within the EU.
26 Jun 02
The country will have to clear up allegations made by its former president if it hopes to join NATO later this year
1 May 02
Female gymnasts were persecuted to promote the country's communist image.
8 Feb 02
A threat of renewed censorship is hovering over Romania's media.
12 Dec 01
With the lifting of EU visa restrictions, Romanians no longer feel like second-class travellers.
2 Nov 01
Bucharest leaders speak out against plan to transfer Roma into a ghetto.
11 Sep 01
After a series of hospital scandals, the Romanian prime minister is calling for urgent reform of the health service.
10 Aug 01
Romanian plans to join NATO are threatened by the government's inability to come up with the funds to reform its armed forces.
13 Jun 01
Disenchanted pensioners turn out in their hundreds to commemorate Romania's war time leader and Nazi ally
25 May 01
A once vehement anti-royalist, Romania's president extends the hand of friendship to King Michael