Tens of thousands of Romanians braved the cold and returned to the streets in protest on Sunday (12 February), calling on the government to resign as they accused it of attempting to water down anti-corruption laws.
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.
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.
Romania’s justice minister claimed yesterday (12 January) that Bucharest had filled the requirements for the European Commission to lift its monitoring over the country's judicial system this year. But Brussels has refuted the suggestion. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Romania's ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD), winner of an 11 December parliamentary election, named government ministers on Tuesday (3 January), including veteran lawmaker Viorel Stefan for the finance ministry portfolio.
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