February 6: Prime Minister Emil Boc resigned from office amid ongoing anti-austerity protests.Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu was given a mandate by President Traian Băsescu to form a new government. He will have to pass his formed cabinet through the vote of the Parliament or else he must return the mandate to the President. Ungureanu vowed to continue reforms and promote Romania's economic and politic stability amid current continuing crisis.
February 13: NanosatelliteGoliath was successfully launched into space. This is the first satellite of Romania.
February 19: A series of explosions take place in a club in Sighetu Marmaţiei (Maramureş County). Following the deflagration, a citizen was killed and other 20 people were injured.
March 5: A MAI employer shot eight people in a hair salon, Bucharest. Following the massacre, two people died and six others were seriously injured. The attacker was arrested for murder. He received the mandate for 24 hours. In 2005, the attacker has been charged with violence, but was acquitted.
March 19: A series of devastating wildfires burst out in several counties. At least a man died after falling in fire started by him.
April 14: A devastating fire broke out at a commercial complex in Iași. During the intervention, two firefighters suffered burns and were intoxicated by smoke. The building collapsed to 10 hours after the outbreak of fire.
April 15: County road 205D collapsed on a stretch of about 50 m due to landslides caused by heavy rains in recent days. At least 4,000 people in the communes of Nereju and Spulber (Vrancea County) are isolated. Affected villages remained without electricity, gas and drinking water.
A helicopter crashed near the village of Ostrov (Tulcea County), due to a failure on board. All five passengers died carbonized.
An overloaded passenger bus has overturned from a gangway near the town of Mioveni (Argeș County). 30 of 38 passengers on board were hospitalized.
June 6: Severe windstorms, thunderstorms and hailstorms hit Romania. Several localities were flooded due to heavy rains in late-May and early-June. Roads were blocked due to landslides and rockfalls. At least five people were killed from the break out of violent storms.
Five people died and another one was wounded following an accident involving two freight trucks and a passenger car near the village of Limpeziș (Buzău County). One of the trucks caught fire. The circulation on European route E85 was blocked for four hours.
September 19: Two people were killed and four others were gravely wounded by a rabid bear in Southern Carpathians. The local authorities decreed state of alert in the area until its shooting or, eventually, until bears vaccination against rabies.