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In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 A Romanian gendarme leaves after getting a COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Bucharest, Romania. Across the Balkans and the rest of the nations in the southeastern corner of Europe, a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus is overshadowed by heated political debates or conspiracy theories that threaten to thwart the process. In countries like the Czech Republic, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania and Bulgaria, skeptics have ranged from former presidents to top athletes and doctors. Nations that once routinely went through mass inoculations under Communist leaders are deeply split over whether to take the vaccines at all.  (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

Jan. 17, 2021 2:45 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start — overshadowed by heated political debates and conspiracy theories. In countries like the Czech...

Opposition members of parliament hold leaflets showing prime minister-designate Florin Citu, reading

Romania's parliament approves new government

Dec. 23, 2020 12:14 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s parliament on Wednesday approved a new liberal government and prime minister, keeping out of power a left-leaning populist party that won most votes at a parliamentary election earlier this month. Some 260 lawmakers in Romania’s 465-seat, two-chamber...

Romanian prime minister-designate Florin Citu speaks after his nomination in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Romania's president on Tuesday appointed the outgoing finance minister as prime minister-designate after three pro-Western center-right groups joined forces to keep out of power a left-leaning populist party that won most votes at a parliamentary election earlier this month. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Former banker named PM-designate after Romania election

Dec. 22, 2020 1:08 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president on Tuesday appointed the outgoing finance minister as prime minister-designate after three pro-Western centrist groups joined forces to keep out of power a left-leaning populist party that won most votes at a parliamentary election earlier this month. ...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 file photo, Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and head of the ruling National Liberal party adjusts his mask after exit polls in the country's parliamentary elections were announced, in Bucharest, Romania. Romania’s center-right prime minister Ludovic Orban resigned Monday Dec. 7, 2020, after a general election in which voters delivered nominal victory to the left-leaning, populist opposition party. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru, File)

Romania’s center-right prime minister resigns after election

Dec. 7, 2020 3:45 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s center-right prime minister resigned Monday after a general election in which voters delivered nominal victory to the left-leaning, populist opposition party. With 95% of votes counted in Sunday’s election, Ludovic Orban’s National Liberals (PNL)...

Romania’s center-right prime minister resigns after election voters deliver nominal victory to left-leaning populists

Dec. 7, 2020 12:15 PM EST
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s center-right prime minister resigns after election voters deliver nominal victory to left-leaning populists.
A woman casts her vote in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Voting started in Romania's legislative election expected to restore some measure of stability after five years of political and social turbulence with more than 18 million Romanians registered to vote for a new legislative body. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Romanians elect new lawmakers, seek end to political turmoil

Dec. 6, 2020 3:15 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians voted Sunday in a legislative election that many hope will restore some stability in one of the poorest European Union nations after five years of political and social turmoil. More than 18 million Romanians are registered to vote for a new national parliament, but...

A man wearing a mask for protection against the COVID-19 infection walks by electoral posters in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Romania will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Romania: Election expected to usher in 'European' generation

Dec. 5, 2020 5:07 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians will vote Sunday in a legislative election expected to restore some measure of stability in a country with one of the European Union's highest emigration rates, and bring to power a generation that came of age in a time of national turmoil and strongly identifies as...