Romania

EU tells Balkans to quit ‘playing with fire’

The prospect of EU membership has for years been the main driver of reform in the Balkans after a decade of war and upheaval in the 1990s.

Brave Romanians continue their resistance against corruption

A Romanian court has ruled that the speaker of the Senate, accused of making false statements in a property fraud case, can go on trial.

Romanian government not stepping down despite ongoing protests

Romania's Social Democrat-led government easily survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Wednesday, three days after mass street protests forced it into an embarrassing U-turn over a graft decree.

The Romanian people had enough, time for a new government

The protests so far have been largely peaceful, even festive. Parents brought young children and large pets, while volunteers distributed fresh-baked sweets to kids bundled up in wool hats and winter wear.

Romanians stand up against their corrupt politicians

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Romania in protest to a government decree decriminalizing some offenses, including official misconduct.

Romania protests government plans to pardon prisoners

More than 10,000 protesters massed in University Square, and later broke through police lines, before heading toward government headquarters.

Hackers take control of Commissioner Twitter account

Romanian media said pornographic images had been ‘liked’ through Corina Creţu's account.

Sevil Shhaideh will serve Romania as deputy premier

President Klaus Iohannis decided against nominating Shhaideh, a political novice, because of concerns over the support her Syria-born husband had expressed for Syrian President Bashar Assad on social media.

Iran keen on closer cooperation with EU countries

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that the Islamic Republic is willing to boost relations with the member states of the European Union, in all areas of mutual interest.

Sorin Grindeanu nominated to become the new Prime Minister of Romania

Romania's president nominated the regional politician as the next prime minister, after turning down an economist who could have become the country's first female Muslim premier.

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