Romania’s parliament on Monday unanimously endorsed a presidential proposal for a nationwide referendum to get public support for the fight against corruption.
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-government protests continue in freezing temperatures in Romania's capital Bucharest. Some pro-government demonstrators are also out.
Demonstrations against Romania’s government show no signs of ending despite temperatures dropping as low as minus seven.
Tensions continue to boil in Romania, with the country’s political system in deadlock.
Romanian justice minister resigns over corruption decree and public outrage
Large cut-outs of Romania’s leaders dressed as convicts have appeared at protests in Bucharest.
Romania’s government has easily survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote, three days after mass protests forced it to ditch a controversial corruption decree.
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.
Romania has seen its biggest protests since the 1989 revolution after the new leftist government pushed through controversial anti-corruption reforms.
Though the numbers are reportedly dwindling, demonstrations in Romania continue as the government awaits a vote of no confidence
By Norica Nicolai, Member of the European Parliament for Romania This year Romania is celebrating its 10th year anniversary of EU membership. In
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…
Social Democrat lawmakers walked out of the Romanian parliament on February 7 as President Klaus Iohannis was addressing the room.
President Klaus Iohannis has told parliament the government should act for the whole country, not just for 'politicians with problems'.
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)
By Raluca Besliu, Romanian journalist and social commentator Through massive daily street demonstrations, hundreds of thousands of Romanian
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
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 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 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
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.
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
Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Romania have rallied for a fourth night to protest against the government’s controversial corruption decree.
A new decree threatens the work of Romania's Anti-Corruption Directorate, but the government argues it must tackle prison overcrowding.
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
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.
By Diana Margarit, PhD, lecturer in political science at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania On Tuesday evening, 31 January 2017, the Romanian