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.
Romania's Social Democrat government has tried to pass a series of controversial changes to the country's judicial system in recent months. The firing of the public prosecutor could draw the ire of the European Union.
Last weekend Romanians voted on whether to constitutionally redefine marriage as the union between a man and a woman. The current definition of marriage uses the gender-neutral term "spouses." In order for the result to be binding, 30 percent of voters needed to take part, but just 20 percent showed up to vote. Keith Walker asks Bucharest-based journalist Kit Gillet why the referendum failed.