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Bye-Bye, Balkans: A Region in Critical Demographic Decline

This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe. See more.

But serious analysis of the region's demographic decline, depopulation and the hollowing out of the labour force is harder to find. Possibly this is because governments have neither credible answers nor the resources available to change things.

PM Dancila: Iohannis is at war with Constitution and laws

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Monday said President Iohannis is at war with the Constitution, the laws, Romanians and their rights. "I have read the statements made by the current President, who seems to imagine himself being "at war with PSD," while he also incites his party to hate and carry out imaginary fights.

USR's Barna to spell out conditions for supporting new cabinet at fresh round of presidential talks

National leader of the Save Romania Union (USR) Dan Barna has said that he will attend a new round of talks at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Tuesday, adding that he will have a conversation with the union's local leaders to determine the conditions under which USR will support the new caretaker cabinet and that USR will stick to not joining the government until after the parliamentary el

'Afghanistan - faces of war' photo exhibition of RRA war correspondent

An exhibition that will bring together some of the best photographs taken in Afghanistan by journalist Ilie Pintea, a Hunedoara County correspondent of the Radio Romania News (RRA) public broadcaster, opens this afternoon at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest, under the aegis of the Union of Romania's Professional Journalists.

President Iohannis, to Liberals: You will govern with transitional Government

President Klaus Iohannis told the Liberals on Sunday to prepare for government and said he wishes to win the presidential, local and parliamentary elections alongside the National Liberal Party (PNL). "We have a difficult stumble block to overcome. The motion has passed, the Romanians are feeling relieved, but a very, very difficult time awaits you.

#2019PresidentialElection/ AEP approves another 270 polling stations abroad

The Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) approved by decision, at the proposal of the diplomatic missions and consular offices, another 270 polling stations abroad at this year's presidential election, according to a statement sent to AGERPRES on Sunday.

PNL's Ludovic Orban argues in favour of restoring administrative capacities and public investments

The future Government that could be formed by the National Liberal Party (PNL) and other political parties will pay greater attention to restoring the administrative capacities necessary for the functioning of the state, as well as investments in the public domain, alongside other measures to encourage the economy, PNL Chairman Ludovic Orban said on Saturday evening.

#2019PresidentialElection/ Dan Barna: Constitutional reform is my first objective

Dan Barna, USR PLUS Alliance candidate for President of Romania, said on Saturday in Pitesti that his project for reforming Romania encompasses measures required for breaking "the vicious circle of poverty and corruption", and that constitutional reform is the first measure envisaged. "This is a program that defines the lines and directions I see as fundamental for the reform of Romania.

ECSC2019/ Romania becomes European cyber security champion for the first time

Romania has just won the title of a European champion in the European Cyber Security Challenge 2019 competition, which took place over October 9-11, at the Parliament Palace in Bucharest. The distinctions were granted to the Romanian team and the other countries at the Award Gala held on Friday evening at the National Military Centre in the Capital City.

Additional list drawn of 270 polling stations abroad for November presidential election

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) on Friday submitted to the Standing Electoral Authority (AEP) an additional list of 270 polling stations abroad that add to 444 already approved places. MAE has so far put forth 714 polling stations that will be organised abroad for the presidential election, according to a MAE press statement.

PSD to stay in opposition, not enter into alliance with Pro Romania

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) will stay in the opposition and will not enter into any alliance with Pro Romania, PSD national leader and acting Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said Friday. "One of the decisions we want to make today within the PSD, as part of the Executive Committee (CEx) convention, regards that aspect.