Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party head Liviu Dragnea faces new corruption probe

Head of the ruling Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea reacts during a press conference, following a six-hour meeting of the ruling Social Democratic Party in Bucharest, Romania, Oct. 12, 2017. (Photo by AP) Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors on Monday opened a new criminal investigation into the chairman of the ruling party on suspicion that he misused […]

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Thousands of Romanians hold rally in Bucharest to blast judicial overhaul plan

More than ten thousand Romanians demonstrated in Bucharest on Sunday to “defend the independence of the judiciary” in protest against a government bill that critics say will weaken anti-corruption measures. The protesters gathered in front of the government headquarters in the capital and then marched to the parliament chanting “thieves.” Protests were also held in […]

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Romanian air traffic controllers go on strike

The undated photo shows a view of Henri Coanda International Airport Arrivals Terminal in Romania’s capital, Bucharest. Romanian air traffic controllers staged a four-hour strike on Tuesday to demand better working conditions, leading to some cancellations and delays. Transport Minister Razvan Cuc said the strike ended after officials struck an agreement with trade unions. Six […]

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Romanian parliament approves anti-corruption referendum

Romanian lawmakers vote to approve a referendum on anti-corruption reforms, at the parliament in Bucharest, Romania, February 13, 2017. (Photo by AP) Romania’s parliament has voted in favor of a referendum on anti-corruption reforms proposed by right-wing President Klaus lohannis, who has been critical of the country’s left-wing government. On Monday, lawmakers across party lines […]

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Thousands of Romanians in anti-government rallies, demand president Klaus Iohannis’s ouster

Supporters of PSD ruling party protest in front of the presidency headquarters in Bucharest, Feb. 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of Romanians have continued anti-government rallies for the 11th straight night in capital Bucharest, demanding the ouster of President Klaus Iohannis over a bid to decriminalize official corruption. Crowds of people converged outside the presidential palace […]

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