Romania

13 February 2017
Romanian Protesters Call for Government to Go

Officials are working on a new law to replace controversial corruption decree.

 
3 February 2017
Romanian Government Resists Calls to Rescind Decree

Large protests against move to weaken penalties for official corruption continued for the third consecutive day.

 
1 February 2017
‘Black Tuesday’ for Romanian Justice

Adopted through late-night emergency ordinances, new legislation decriminalizing some corruption offences sets back years’ worth of efforts, say critics.

 
30 January 2017
Evolution Gone Wrong Premium

Predicting media development in Romania after it happens.

By Peter Gross
 
23 January 2017
Protests Swell in Romania against Amnesty Law

Critics, including President Klaus Iohannis, say changes to the penal code would represent a green light for corruption. 

 
19 January 2017
Big Protests in Romania Against Amnesty Bill

The proposed amnesty law, and changes to the criminal code, would set free around 2,500 people, including notorious politicians involved in graft and abuse-of-power cases. 

 
5 January 2017
Romania’s New Cabinet Includes Controversial Figures Premium

The Social Democrats narrowly avoided a political crisis, after their first choice for prime minister was rejected, without an explanation, by the president. 

 
23 December 2016
Muslim Woman In Line to Be Next Romanian Premier Premium

Criminal conviction hanging over their leader poses a problem for election-winning Social Democrats.

 
12 December 2016
Election Season in Southeastern and Eastern Europe Premium

Social Democrats win in Romania, while conservatives have slim lead in Macedonia, and Transdniester gets a new president. 

 
9 December 2016
Social Democrats Set to Win Romanian Parliamentary Elections Premium

Their probable return to power sparks concern about an anti-corruption drive that has gained momentum under government led by technocratic Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos. 

By Ioana Caloianu
 

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