The 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature goes to the Romanian-German novelist Herta Müller, "who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed". She becomes the twelfth woman to win the literature prize and the fourth female Nobel Laureate of 2009, a record year for female achievers.
Carpatair Flight 128 – a Saab 2000 bound for Timişoara, Romania, from Chişinău, Moldova, and carrying 51 people – makes an emergency landing at Traian Vuia International Airport without its forward landing gear. [http:--www.phillyburbs.com-news-news_details-article-292-2009-february-28-emergency-plane-landing-in-romania-all-51-safe.html (Phillyburbs)]date=August 2019
The two Romanian parties supporting President Traian Băsescu, the Democratic Party and the Liberal Democratic Party, announce that they will merge to form the Democratic Liberal Party in January 2008.
The BBC World Service reports that the U.S. are moving into four new bases in Romania, one of the bases is where the CIA has been accused of carrying out extraordinary rendition. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-europe-4504682.stm (BBC) ]
Extreme weather: Dozens are killed by floods caused by torrential rains in Europe, including the Malše and Blanice rivers of the Czech Republic, the Black Sea resort village of Shirokaya Balka near Novorossiisk in Russia, and Romania. The downpours have also caused extensive damage in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, and Spain.