European officials made positive comments on Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’ s State of the Union speech on Wednesday (13 September), but several said he would face stiff opposition for countering "multi-speed Europe" by encouraging all states to join the euro.
The European Commission asked the Romanian government on Thursday (24 August) for more details about a proposed overhaul of the judiciary, expressing concern it may be a step back in the fight against corruption.
Snubbing Poland, French President Emmanuel Macron is touring eastern EU countries to gather support for tightening EU rules over the employment of cheap labour in other member states. But Warsaw said it would oppose this reform “to the very end”.
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.
US President Donald Trump appeared to contradict his visiting Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis, when asked by a journalist if they had discussed the continuing visa requirements for the citizens of some EU countries, including Romania.
US President Donald Trump called Germany's trade and spending policies "very bad" yesterday (30 May), intensifying a row between the longtime allies and immediately earning himself the moniker "destroyer of Western values" from a leading German politician.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis yesterday (29 May) rebuffed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's insistence that Europe must now take fate into its own hands and insisted that the transatlantic relationship remains vital.
Romania should be able to convince the EU to lift special monitoring of its justice system before it takes over the presidency of the Council in 2019, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said yesterday (11 May).
Romanian Justice Minister Florin Iordache resigned on Thursday (9 February) after a decree on corruption that he drafted triggered a week of street protests, international criticism and finally an embarrassing climbdown by the month-old government.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis yesterday (7 February) rebuked the government for doing "too little" to resolve the crisis rocking the country over a corruption decree, but stopped short of calling for its resignation.
The mass demonstrations that have swept Romania since 29 January have kicked off a social insurrection, the likes of which has not been seen since the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989, Octavian Milewski told Euractiv Poland.
Romania's Social Democrat government yesterday (5 February) annulled a decree that would have decriminalised some graft offences, an embarrassing u-turn for the country's new prime minister after week-long mass protests and international rebuke.
Romania's government on Thursday (2 February) rejected calls to withdraw a decree that critics say marks a major retreat on anti-corruption reforms, standing its ground as huge nationwide protests entered a third day.
Hundreds of thousands of people hit the streets across Romania on Wednesday (1 February) to protest the government's decriminalising of a string of corruption offences, the largest demonstrations since the fall of communism in 1989.
Thousands of Romanians took to the streets Tuesday night (31 January) after the government issued a controversial emergency decree reducing the penalties for corruption in a move which will allow several politicians to avoid criminal prosecution.
Romanian businessman and politician Sebastian Ghita has been named on Europol’s most wanted fugitive list in relation to a number of high-profile corruption cases, one of which involves former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Romania's government will probably amend proposed decrees that critics say would weaken a drive against corruption, the country's justice minister said yesterday (30 January), although he declined to state exactly what would be changed.
Around 40,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Bucharest and other Romanian towns Sunday (29 January), to protest controversial decrees to pardon corrupt politicians and decriminalise other offences.
The European Commission has released its latest report on Romania's progress under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, which puts its judicial system under close surveillance for potential corruption and organised crime. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Romania's ombudsman asked the Constitutional Court on Thursday (5 January) to strike down a law that bars people convicted of a criminal offence from joining the government, a move that could help the leader of the ruling party to become prime minister.