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Romania's parliament backs move to bin anti-corruption law

Romania’s parliament has endorsed a government order to scrap a decree that would have diluted the controversial anti-corruption drive that sparked mass protests and criticism at home and…

Romania’s parliament has endorsed a government order to scrap a decree that would have diluted the controversial anti-corruption drive that sparked mass protests and criticism at home and…

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Romania parliament backs anti-corruption referendum

Romania’s parliament on Monday unanimously endorsed a presidential proposal for a nationwide referendum to get public support for the fight against corruption.

Romania’s parliament on Monday unanimously endorsed a presidential proposal for a nationwide referendum to get public support for the fight against corruption.

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Romanian protesters call on EU for help

Anti-corruption protesters in Romania are determined to force their government to drop the idea of weakening the fight against graft, but say they need the EU's support to bring about change.

Anti-corruption protesters in Romania are determined to force their government to drop the idea of weakening the fight against graft, but say they need the EU's support to bring about change.

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Romanian anti-corruption protests continue

Anti-government protests continue in freezing temperatures in Romania's capital Bucharest. Some pro-government demonstrators are also out.

Anti-government protests continue in freezing temperatures in Romania's capital Bucharest. Some pro-government demonstrators are also out.

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Romania's government survives no confidence vote as protests go on

Romania’s government has easily survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote, three days after mass protests forced it to ditch a controversial corruption decree.

Romania’s government has easily survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote, three days after mass protests forced it to ditch a controversial corruption decree.

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How Romanian 'people power' defies corrupt 'business as usual' -view

The people were out on the streets because they felt it was a crucial moment for the country, lying at the crossroads: either corruption and oligarchs will take over the country or transparency, good governance, anticorruption and rule of law will prevail.

The people were out on the streets because they felt it was a crucial moment for the country, lying at the crossroads: either corruption and oligarchs will take over the country or transparency, good governance, anticorruption and rule of law will prevail.

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Romania : Ongoing protests and a vote of no confidence

Though the numbers are reportedly dwindling, demonstrations in Romania continue as the government awaits a vote of no confidence

Though the numbers are reportedly dwindling, demonstrations in Romania continue as the government awaits a vote of no confidence

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Romanian protesters dance as demonstrations enter their sixth day

Protesters in Bucharest, Romania, took a moment to express themselves through the medium of dance as anti-government demonstrations entered their sixth day on February…

Protesters in Bucharest, Romania, took a moment to express themselves through the medium of dance as anti-government demonstrations entered their sixth day on February…

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Romanian Social Democrat MPs walk out on president in protest

Social Democrat lawmakers walked out of the Romanian parliament on February 7 as President Klaus Iohannis was addressing the room.

Social Democrat lawmakers walked out of the Romanian parliament on February 7 as President Klaus Iohannis was addressing the room.

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Is Rwanda really better than Romania?

Denmark remains the least corrupt country in the world (tied with New Zealand) and Somalia (176) the most, and yet Romania (57), which has indicted eighteen ministers, plus two former prime ministers and a former president in the last five years alone, is still behind Namibia (53) and Malaysia (55)

Denmark remains the least corrupt country in the world (tied with New Zealand) and Somalia (176) the most, and yet Romania (57), which has indicted eighteen ministers, plus two former prime ministers and a former president in the last five years alone, is still behind Namibia (53) and Malaysia (55)

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A battle for Romania's soul: view

By Raluca Besliu, Romanian journalist and social commentator Through massive daily street demonstrations, hundreds of thousands of Romanian

By Raluca Besliu, Romanian journalist and social commentator Through massive daily street demonstrations, hundreds of thousands of Romanian

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How Romania is developing its own culture of protest: view

By Henry Rammelt, PhD, Triangle (UMR 5206), France That corruption pervades everyday life in Romania is a bit of a cliché, on both a domestic and

By Henry Rammelt, PhD, Triangle (UMR 5206), France That corruption pervades everyday life in Romania is a bit of a cliché, on both a domestic and

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Calls for resignations in Romania

The country's prime minister said on Saturday he would scrap a decree that would have shielded dozens of politicians from prosecution for corruption. But there are calls for the government to go.

The country's prime minister said on Saturday he would scrap a decree that would have shielded dozens of politicians from prosecution for corruption. But there are calls for the government to go.

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Romania’s anticorruption implosion: View

The question remains if Romania’s tough repressive strategy against corruption is sustainable against its own Parliament. MPs sometimes allow the prosecution of their colleagues, but they often withhold their permission.

The question remains if Romania’s tough repressive strategy against corruption is sustainable against its own Parliament. MPs sometimes allow the prosecution of their colleagues, but they often withhold their permission.

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Romania: is the corruption decree about to be dropped?

The leader of Romania's governing Social Democrats (PSD) says the government might withdraw the corruption decree that has triggered massive street protests and international condemnation since it was

The leader of Romania's governing Social Democrats (PSD) says the government might withdraw the corruption decree that has triggered massive street protests and international condemnation since it was

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All Eyes on Romania: Democracy’s Improbable Beacon of Hope? -View

Whether Romania can shine as a beacon of hope for democracy in Europe and beyond depends on how the current crisis will be resolved. The clock is ticking: the emergency ordinance’s provisions come into full effect on February 11 at midnight.

Whether Romania can shine as a beacon of hope for democracy in Europe and beyond depends on how the current crisis will be resolved. The clock is ticking: the emergency ordinance’s provisions come into full effect on February 11 at midnight.

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Global populism, Romanian resistence: View

The Romanian protests anticipate thus a type of political engagement that we will likely to see future years in other places, an engagement that does not call for material gains or compensation, but for the recognition of the dignity of citizens and the rollback of measures that infringe on it

The Romanian protests anticipate thus a type of political engagement that we will likely to see future years in other places, an engagement that does not call for material gains or compensation, but for the recognition of the dignity of citizens and the rollback of measures that infringe on it

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Inside Romania's battle against corruption

A new decree threatens the work of Romania's Anti-Corruption Directorate, but the government argues it must tackle prison overcrowding.

A new decree threatens the work of Romania's Anti-Corruption Directorate, but the government argues it must tackle prison overcrowding.

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How does Romania's revolution compare with this week's protests?

Romania has this week seen its biggest protests since its bloody revolution in 1989, as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to show their objection to new laws they claim will h

Romania has this week seen its biggest protests since its bloody revolution in 1989, as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to show their objection to new laws they claim will h

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Romania : Government opposition mounts

Opposition to a controversial draft bill to decriminalise certain abuses of power in Romania continues to grow as the country's Ombudsman has asked a Constitutional Court to rule on its legality.

Opposition to a controversial draft bill to decriminalise certain abuses of power in Romania continues to grow as the country's Ombudsman has asked a Constitutional Court to rule on its legality.