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.
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.
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 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.
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Romania in protest to a government decree decriminalizing some offenses, including official misconduct.
More than 10,000 protesters massed in University Square, and later broke through police lines, before heading toward government headquarters.
Romanian media said pornographic images had been ‘liked’ through Corina Creţu's account.
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.
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.
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.