Romania is a Country with 20 million inhabitants in southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea. It has 20 million inhabitants and joined the European Union in 2007.
Romania's ties with Germany are historically strong: There are 25,000 native German Speakers in Romania. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW's journalistic content on Romania.
The ECJ found that under the EU’s freedom of movement directive, the term "spouse" includes same-sex partners. This applies even if the country where residency is being requested does not recognize gay marriage.
First Poland and Hungary — now Romania, too, is set to reshape its judicial system, disregarding heavy criticism at home and abroad. The Romanian president must now decide whether the reform will come into effect.
Europe’s biggest minority is the Roma who face widespread discrimination. Many live in ghetto like settlements which are sometimes threatened with demolition by authorities. Kids often have to go to segregated schools and don't find a job after their education because of their ethnicity. But some Roma are making their way out of poverty and segregation. Lea Albrecht met two of them in Brussels.