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EU Elections 2019 07-03-2019

If you can’t beat them, ban them: Romanian electoral bureau rejects Ciolos’s alliance

The Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) rejected on Thursday (7 March) the joint application for the European elections of the “Alliance 2020 USR PLUS”. The news had the effect of a bomb in Romania, writes Dan Alexe, who runs a blog called EUelectionsRomania.com.
Elections 21-02-2018

Dan Barna: Save Romania Union similar to Macron’s En Marche

Dan Barna, President of Save Romania Union (USR), told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview that his force, which largely represents educated urban voters, could join the European political family of Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche! party.
Elections 01-02-2018

New S&D figurehead: We expect the Romanian justice minister to speak in plenary

Maria João Rodrigues, who is emerging as the most prominent figurehead in the European Parliament's  S&D group, made it plain on Thursday (1 February) that her political group is quite critical of its Romanian affiliate member, the ruling social-democrat PSD.

Tens of thousands of Romanians brave snow for corruption protest

Tens of thousands of Romanians marched through heavy snow in Bucharest on Saturday (20 January) in protest against corruption and attempts by the ruling Social Democrats to weaken judicial independence.
Elections 27-11-2017

Thousands of Romanians rally against ruling party’s judicial overhaul

Tens of thousands of Romanians rallied in the capital Bucharest and dozens of other cities on Sunday (26 November), protesting against a widely criticised plan by the ruling Social Democrats to overhaul the judiciary.

Thousands of Romanians protest against judicial reforms

More than ten thousand Romanians demonstrated in Bucharest on Sunday (5 November) to "defend the independence of the judiciary" in protest against a government bill that critics say will weaken anti-corruption measures.
Global Europe 15-06-2017

Romania in turmoil as ruling left drops support for its own premier

Romania's ruling left-wing party withdrew its support for Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu yesterday (14 June), a move likely to bring down his government, which has only been in power since January.
Central Europe 14-06-2017

Romanian ex-president accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ over 1990 protest crackdown

Ion Iliescu and 13 other officials have been ordered to stand trial on charges of crimes against humanity in connection with the crackdown on a Bucharest protest in 1990, the prosecutor's office said yesterday (13 June).
Elections 13-02-2017

Thousands continue protests against government in Romania

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.
Elections 02-02-2017

Romanians stage biggest protests since the fall of communism

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.
Elections 30-01-2017

40,000 Romanians protest against amnesty bill

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.
Elections 06-01-2017

Romania’s parliament approves tax relief for pensioners

Romania's lower house of parliament yesterday (5 January) approved tax breaks for pensioners, making good on a government promise to loosen fiscal policy as the economy picks up pace.
Enlargement 01-01-2017

No celebrations for Bulgaria and Romania’s EU’s 10th anniversary

Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU on 1 January 2007. On 1 January 2017, no celebrations were held marking their tenth accession anniversary, confirming that EU enlargement is no longer fashionable.
Elections 12-12-2016

Exit polls show Romania’s Social Democrats winning parliamentary vote

Romania's leftist Social Democrats (PSD) won Sunday's parliamentary election (11 December) by a wide margin, exit polls showed, putting them in a strong position to form a coalition government with a junior ally.
Elections 18-11-2016

Could Ciolos be Romania’s prime minister again?

Romania’s parliamentary election campaign pits the nation’s political elite against what could be described as the EU’s bureaucratic elite, embodied by incumbent Prime Minister Dacian Cioloş, writes Doug Henderson.
Elections 16-11-2016

Romanian PM praises work of ‘zero government’

Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Cioloş has marked the completion of his first year in office by labelling his technocratic cabinet a “zero government”: “zero corruption, zero populism and zero lies”, in a barb aimed directly at his critics. EURACTIV Romania reports.

Elections 06-06-2016

Social Democrats win Romanian local elections

Romania's leftist Social Democrats (PSD) won most votes in countrywide local elections yesterday (5 June), according to an exit poll, putting them in a strong position before a parliamentary election later this year.
Elections 05-11-2015

Ex-Commissioner Dacian Ciolos to be Romania’s next PM

EXCLUSIVE/ Dacian Cioloș, the former Commissioner for Agriculture in the executive led by José Manuel Barroso, will be Romania's new premier, two credible sources told EURACTIV today (5 October).
Elections 04-11-2015

Ponta resigns as NATO holds Bucharest mini-summit

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned today (4 November) following street protesters, as the death toll from a weekend Bucharest nightclub fire climbed. The events coincided with Bucharest hosting a NATO mini-summit.
Central Europe 15-05-2015

Romanian minister sentenced for 2012 attempt to impeach Basescu

Romania's regional development minister was convicted today (15 May) of masterminding a campaign to use bribes and forged ballot papers to swing an impeachment vote against the former president Traian B?sescu in 2012.
Central Europe 12-12-2014

Ponta failed where Erdo?an succeeded

There are many similarities between the Romanian Prime Minister and the new Turkish President, write Demir Murat Seyrek and Sabina-Maria Ciofu.
Central Europe 28-11-2014

Ponta loses ethnic Hungarian coalition partner

Romania's ruling coalition splintered Thursday (27 November), as an ethnic Hungarian party announced it would leave Prime Minister Victor Ponta's government, after Ponta suffered an embarrassing defeat in a presidential election earlier in November.
Central Europe 19-11-2014

Incoming Romanian president plans to topple cabinet in 2015

Romania's incoming president Klaus Iohannis said yesterday (18 November) his party might try to topple Prime Minister Victor Ponta's government next year, an early sign of the instability that might follow his surprise victory.
Central Europe 17-11-2014

Iohannis wins Romanian presidential election, pressure builds on Ponta to resign

In an atmosphere of protests over the voting procedure abroad, a powerful anti-Ponta movement within the electorate helped Klaus Iohannis win the Romanian presidential election held yesterday (16 November). EURACTIV Romania reports.

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