EU ministers take family photo in Bucharest

Ministers and State Secretaries for European Affairs gather in Bucharest, Romania, for an informal meeting, ahead of a crucial Brexit vote in the UK parliament. IMAGES of the roundtable and family photo

EU trade ministers hold informal meeting in Bucharest

European Trade Ministers meet in Bucharest for a first political discussion on the opening of negotiations for a limited trade agreement with the United States, which still threatens to tax European cars, with the aim of speaking with a single voice in the face of the unpredictable Donald Trump. IMAGES of the roundtable

EU foreign ministers arrive for informal meeting in Bucharest

EU foreign ministers arrive for an informal meeting in Bucharest. On the sidelines of the meeting, Britain, France and Germany are to announce the launch of a special payment mechanism that the EU hopes will help save the Iran nuclear deal by bypassing US sanctions. IMAGES of arrivals and family photo

Romania consecrates huge orthodox ‘people’s salvation’ cathedral

Tens of thousands of worshippers attend the inauguration of a massive new Orthodox cathedral in Bucharest, amid criticism that public funding for the project could be better used to pay for hospitals and schools in one of the EU’s poorest members. Construction of the Romanian People’s Salvation Cathedral in Bucharest began in 2010 and is only scheduled to be completed in 2024.

Tens of thousands protest in Romania

Tens of thousands gathered Saturday in the Romanian capital Bucharest for a second straight day after more than 450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested in a huge anti-corruption protest.

Thousands protest calling for the Romanian government to resign

Romanian police use water cannon and tear gas to disperse anti-corruption protesters in Bucharest, after tens of thousands rallied to call on the leftwing government to resign.

Romanian police use tear gas to disperse anti-corruption protest

Romanian police use water cannon and tear gas to disperse anti-corruption protesters in Bucharest, after tens of thousands rallied to call on the leftwing government to resign.

How churches were lifted to safety in communist Bucharest

A bit bruised but still standing, old Orthodox churches can be found around Bucharest, having escaped the frenzied demolition of the Romanian capital in the 1980s ordered by ex-communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. At least 10 jewels of Romania’s religious heritage from the 16th to 19th centuries survived due to an engineering tour de force: they were moved and hidden away.