# 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.
Greenpeace activists standing in front of the EU Commission building and holding signs with the text "Clean air now" during a protest in Brussels, Belgium, 30 January 2018. The activists painted blue lungs on their chests. German Federal Minister for the Environment Hendricks (SPD) and Ministers from eight other EU countries are to answer before the EU Commission regarding heightened emissions. Photo: Elena Metz/dpa
Greenpeace activists standing in front o […]

EU gives countries 10 days to present measures improving air quality

Nine European member countries are just one step away from being taken to court for breaching EU air pollution limits.
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