Romanian government survives no confidence vote

By |december 21st, 2018|Dan Barna, Liviu Dragnea, News, PSD, Romanian elections, Romanian Presidency, rule of law, Viorica Dancila|

Romania’s Social Democrat-led government survived a no confidence vote on Thursday (20 December) as expected, days before taking over the European Union’s rotating presidency, but still faces concerns at home and abroad over its attempts to weaken a crackdown on...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romanian government survives no confidence vote

Romanian president to try to block government pardons

By |december 19th, 2018|Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, Klaus Iohannis, Liviu Dragnea, News, Romanian elections, Romanian Presidency, rule of law, Viorica Dancila|

Romania's centre-right President Klaus Iohannis said Tuesday (18 December)  that he will invite himself to meetings of the left-wing cabinet in order to prevent it passing proposed criminal pardons that could benefit prominent politicians. 

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romanian president to try to block government pardons

Romania in political mayhem three weeks before assuming EU presidency

By |december 5th, 2018|Brexit, Dan Barna, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, Romanian elections, Romanian Presidency, Sibiu summit, Traian Basescu, Victor Ponta, Viorica Dancila|

In an almost surreal sequence of events, the Romanian government paid a visit to the European Commission on Wednesday (5 December) to discuss the country’s upcoming EU presidency, while the opposition in Bucharest mobilised to oust the ruling coalition.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania in political mayhem three weeks before assuming EU presidency

Facing criticism, Romania’s strongman Dragnea denounces assassination plot

By |avgust 23rd, 2018|corruption, George Soros, Klaus Iohannis, Liviu Dragnea, News, protests, PSD, Romanian elections, vote-rigging|

Faced with criticism of police violence against a massive anti-corruption protest, Romania's ruling party strongman Liviu Dragnea has raised eyebrows with a string of bizarre, unsubstantiated claims including a "failed coup" and an assassination plot.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Facing criticism, Romania’s strongman Dragnea denounces assassination plot

Romanian ruling party leader sentenced, thousands rally against his government

By |junij 22nd, 2018|corruption, Liviu Dragnea, News, PSD, Romanian elections|

The head of Romania's ruling Social Democrat party, Liviu Dragnea, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by the Supreme Court yesterday (21 June) for inciting others to abuse of office, prompting thousands to rally against his government.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romanian ruling party leader sentenced, thousands rally against his government

Report: Romania to breaks ranks with EU by moving embassy to Jerusalem

By |april 20th, 2018|Donald Trump, EEAS, EU foreign policy, Jerusalem, Klaus Iohannis, Liviu Dragnea, Middle East peace process, News, PSD, Romania, Romanian elections, socialists, Viorica Dancila|

The Romanian government will follow the United States and transfer its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) leader said Thursday (19 April). “The decision has been taken (…), the procedures are beginning,” Liviu Dragnea told...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Report: Romania to breaks ranks with EU by moving embassy to Jerusalem

For Romanian President, the ‘Road to Sibiu’ could also lead to Brussels

By |marec 6th, 2018|Donald Tusk, European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, Klaus Iohannis, News, Romania, Romanian elections, Sibiu summit, top jobs|

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis is being considered as a possible replacement for European Council President Donald Tusk when his term expires in December 2019, according to local media reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za For Romanian President, the ‘Road to Sibiu’ could also lead to Brussels

Romania’s backbencher MEP Viorica Dăncilă to be Prime Minister

By |januar 17th, 2018|anti-government protests, corruption, judicial reform, News, PSD, Romanian elections, Viorica Dancila|

Romania's ruling Social Democrats on Tuesday (16 January) put forward European Parliament lawmaker Viorica Dăncilă to become prime minister, after power struggles within the party forced out the second premier in seven months.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania’s backbencher MEP Viorica Dăncilă to be Prime Minister

Romania’s ruling left sinks own government for second time in a year

By |januar 16th, 2018|anti-government protests, ethnic minorities, Hungary, Liviu Dragnea, Mihai Tudose, News, Peter Szijjarto, PSD, Romania, Romanian elections|

Romania's left-wing Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday (15 January) after losing the backing of his party due to internal power struggles, barely seven months after his predecessor suffered the same fate.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania’s ruling left sinks own government for second time in a year

Uproar over fresh Romanian bid to reform judiciary

By |avgust 24th, 2017|Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, CVM, independence of judiciary, Klaus Iohannis, News, Romania, Romanian elections, socialists|

Romania's centre-right president and state prosecutor denounced reforms to the justice system unveiled by the Partidual Social Democrat government on Wednesday (23 August) as an attack on the rule of law.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Uproar over fresh Romanian bid to reform judiciary