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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta led the first round of Romania's presidential election yesterday (2 November), a step towards a victory that would consolidate his leftist Social Democrat party's hold on power but which raised questions about judicial independence.
On Sunday, Romanian citizens will chose their next President from 14 candidates, many of which have done little, if anything, to promote themselves or their proposals and programs. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Romanian President Traian B?sescu expressed outrage upon learning at the 30 August EU summit that Prime Minister Victor Ponta had made a second nomination for commissioner. It was previously announced that both the President and the Prime Minister back Dacian Ciolo?, the present EU Commissioner for Agriculture, for a second term, hopefully with the same portfolio.
Romania's government approved a temporary emergency ordinance yesterday (28 August) to let local administrations change political affiliations in a pre-election move it says will unblock policymaking, but which critics say threatens democracy.