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Romania government picks little-known Florea for chief anti-corruption role

Sep 06 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's justice minister nominated a little-known regional official, Adina Florea, for the post of national anti-corruption prosecutor on Thursday, following the controversial removal of Laura Codruta Kovesi from the post in July.

Romanians rally again in anti-corruption, anti-government protests

Aug 12 2018

BUCHAREST Romanians protested against corruption in Bucharest and major provincial cities for a second day running on Saturday, demanding the Social Democrat government's resignation. | Video

Romania's leftists unveil blueprint to double state pensions

Aug 10 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's Labour Ministry has drafted a plan to more than double state pensions over the next four years for the country's 5.2 million retirees, Minister Olguta Vasilescu said on Friday, a proposal critics deemed unrealistic.

Israel expresses dismay over Romanian farm minister's Auschwitz remark

Jul 26 2018

BUCHAREST Israel reacted with "dismay and disappointment" on Thursday to a comment by Romanian Agriculture Minister Petre Daea, who compared the slaughter of sick pigs to the murder of Jews at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp.

European body says Romania court changes undermine independence

Jul 13 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's plans for a judicial overhaul would be likely to undermine the independence of magistrates and sap public confidence in the judiciary, the Council of Europe's advisory body on constitutional matters said on Friday.

Romania's president removes chief anti-corruption prosecutor

Jul 09 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's President Klaus Iohannis sacked chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi on Monday to honor a constitutional court ruling which Kovesi said may leave prosecutors exposed to political interference.

Romania lower house decriminalizes abuse of office, opposition will challenge

Jul 04 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's lower house of parliament voted to partially decriminalize abuse of office on Wednesday, a change that could quash a preliminary prison sentence for the country's most powerful politician and shield many other graft cases from prosecution.

Romania moves closer to decriminalizing abuse of office, critics cry foul

Jul 03 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's government moved a step closer to partly decriminalizing abuse of office on Tuesday, a change that could overturn a prison sentence given to the leader of the ruling party.

Romanian lawmaker panel partially decriminalizes abuse of office

Jul 02 2018

BUCHAREST A committee of Romanian lawmakers voted on Monday to partially decriminalize abuse of office, a change that if enacted could overturn a prison sentence against the ruling party leader and further strain ties with the European Union.

Romanian government defeats no-confidence vote as thousands protest

Jun 27 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's five-month-old Social Democrat (PSD) government defeated a parliamentary motion of no-confidence on Wednesday while thousands rallied outside to demand its resignation.

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