# Romania

The harbour in Helsinki is to be seen alongside the cathedral. Finland replaces Romania this Monday (01.07.20199) and takes over the presidency of the EU. Photo: Bernd Thissen/dpa
The harbour in Helsinki is to be seen al […]

Finland takes over EU presidency from Romania in low-key handover

Finland takes over the rotating six-month EU presidency from Romania starting from July 1, and has adopted the motto "Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future." Other topics such as Brexit, migration, human rights, among others, are on the agenda, as well.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) welcomes Romanian PM Viorica Dancila before their bilateral meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on February 21, 2018. Photo: John Thys / AFP
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junc […]

Romania takes EU helm amid tensions with Brussels

Romania has taken over the EU's rotating presidency at a tumultuous time for the bloc and days after Jean-Claude Juncker voiced doubts about the country's ability to do the job.

Gay marriage: Europe split in two

The referendum in Romania this weekend that could see the conservative country ban gay marriage underlines the largely East-West split in Europe over same-sex unions.
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