The bloc, however, allowed Croatia to join the borderless zone as it sped up efforts to integrate the Western Balkans in view of changing geopolitical realities following Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
The British-US citizen, his younger brother and two Romanian women are under investigation for allegedly being part of an organised crime group, human trafficking, and rape.
Popular festival in the northeastern town of Comanesti celebrates traditions that date back to the pre-Christianity era when it was believed that wild animals guarded people from misfortune or danger.
The deal involves a cable running beneath the Black Sea that would link Azerbaijan to Hungary via Georgia and Romania, aimed at decreasing dependency on Russian oil and gas.
Austrian Interior Minister Gerhard Karner said he would vote against letting in Romania and Bulgaria into Europe's ID-check-free travel zone citing security concerns.
In anticipation of the effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on Europe, the European Union is holding a one-day summit in Tirana, Albania, with leaders from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
NATO's top diplomats discuss ways for the world's biggest security organisation to help counter Russia, as the Ukraine war exposes them to political and territorial uncertainty.
Cavusoglu is also expected to meet with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, among his counterparts from NATO member states in Bucharest.
The crowd in the city's main square appeared to number about 20,000 — though opposition organisers said the number was twice as large and police estimated 6,500 were in attendance.
Moldova, a neighbouring state to Ukraine, has a breakaway region called Transnistria, where Russians have troops. Recently Moldova asked Russians to leave the region, angering Moscow.
The last two months have seen a surge in ‘prosumers’ in Romania as the energy crunch sways the government into financing solar panel use.
Russia has cut gas supplies to several European countries. While some countries in central and Eastern Europe face shortages, the poorest struggle with spiralling energy prices.
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