SOS Mediterranee team members from the humanitarian ship Ocean Viking approach a boat in distress with 30 people on board in the waters off Libya on Nov. 20, 2019.
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The EU's proposals for relocating migrants is inefficient in measuring whether member states actually have the economic capacity to welcome asylum-seekers.
A ferris wheel in the deserted town of Pripyat, Ukraine.
The HBO series 'Chernobyl' has reignited interest among tourists to visit Pripyat, but growing up in the disaster's shadow has made us wary.
People gather in the streets in Vilnius, Lithuania to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s statehood.
While many countries across Eastern Europe celebrate 100 years since they were born or restored as nation-states after the First World War, not everyone in these states are celebrating.
Pro-Europeans protest against the rulling coalition Social Democrat Party (PSD) next to the Romanian Atheneum during the ceremony of taking over the Presidency of EU Council in Bucharest January 10, 2019.
With Romania at the helm of the EU, many fear that there's a bumpy ride ahead. But there's no need to worry (too much).
Viorica Dăncilă is seen as a puppet PM.
Romania is leading the European Council for six months. But its government has been dogged by corruption scandals and judicial overreach.
Trump and Merkel: Friends, foes or frenemies?
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
A large Roma house in western Romania.
New research among well-off Roma families in Romania shows how widespread prejudice against them is.
Excavating the eastern wall section of Halmyris in 2016.
Excavating the history of migration along the frontier of the Danube.
The Bronx River will never be the way it used to be, but it sure looks a lot better today than it did 20 years ago.
We can't return degraded landscapes to their original state but we can change the way people relate to their local environments.
West Germany’s Helmut Schmidt (l) and Romania’s Nicolae Ceaușescu in 1978.
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EU citizens are being treated as pawns ahead of Brexit negotiations. This has happened before, at the height of the Cold War.
Thousands gather to protest against the Romanian government in the streets of Bucharest, February 6th.
Romania's ongoing protests against a bold move by the government to decriminalise corruption has highlighted greater social and political issues.
The government claims to have backed down on a controversial emergency decree in the face of mass demonstrations. But all is not what it seems.
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The 'global gag' will not lower the rate of abortions, but it will increase misery and suffering.
A third of Scots can’t afford it.
Monkey Business Images.
Scotland's failure to meet target illustrate a worldwide problem - the right to adequate heating and energy is not being properly recognised.
I can’t believe what I’m seeing.
The UK's decision to leave the European Union has baffled many in Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania, where nostalgia for life before the EU is virtually non-existent.
Victor Ponta quits in the wake of a tragedy in Bucharest.
Victor Ponta survived accusations of fraud and tax evasion, but the deaths of dozens of clubbers proved the final straw for his people.
Mission accomplished? Protesters outside the European parliament in Brussels.
Europe was supposed to be big business for fracking companies, but so far not so good. So what's going wrong?
Commemorating the dead of the revolution.
25 years after the beginning of the Romanian Revolution. I am standing in the University Plaza in Bucharest. My memory is channeling echoes of gun shots and student resistance; the smell of perspiration…
Klaus Iohannis is to be the next president of Romania.
When I was in Romania last month, the atmosphere was extremely sombre. Romanians were about to elect a successor to Traian Basescu, a two-term president in a country where the role comes with important…
Romanian president welcoming NATO secretary general to Bucharest earlier this year.
In this fifth part of our series on the countries along Russia’s borders, we turn to south-east Europe. As Romania specialist Tom Gallagher explains, the Ukraine affair has made Bucharest distinctly uneasy…