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Romanian protests target government over corruption drive

President Iohannis has intervened amid concern over plans to introduce pardons and decriminalise offences in corruption cases.

President Iohannis has intervened amid concern over plans to introduce pardons and decriminalise offences in corruption cases.

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Romania's new coalition wins parliamentary approval

Romania’s parliament has approved a new left-leaning coalition government in a vote of confidence ending weeks of uncertainty over who would lead the country.

Romania’s parliament has approved a new left-leaning coalition government in a vote of confidence ending weeks of uncertainty over who would lead the country.

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Romania's new government begins naming ministers

The line-up will be rubber-stamped in a vote on Wednesday in parliament, where the Social Democrats and their junior coalition party ALDE have an overall majority.

The line-up will be rubber-stamped in a vote on Wednesday in parliament, where the Social Democrats and their junior coalition party ALDE have an overall majority.

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Romanian Social Democrats offer second nomination for prime minister

Romania’s Social Democrat party (PSD), which earlier this month won the country’s general election, has proposed former telecommunications minister Sorin Grindeanu for Prime Minister, after their firs

Romania’s Social Democrat party (PSD), which earlier this month won the country’s general election, has proposed former telecommunications minister Sorin Grindeanu for Prime Minister, after their firs

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Anger in Romania as president blocks female Muslim as PM nominee

Romania was tipped to have its first female and first Muslim prime minister, until the country’s president on Tuesday rejected the Social Democrat Party’s…

Romania was tipped to have its first female and first Muslim prime minister, until the country’s president on Tuesday rejected the Social Democrat Party’s…

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Romania poised for first female and first Muslim Prime Minister

Sevil Shhaideh, a Muslim woman from Romania's Tartar minority, was nominated on Wednesday for the role of PM, a double first for Romania

Sevil Shhaideh, a Muslim woman from Romania's Tartar minority, was nominated on Wednesday for the role of PM, a double first for Romania

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Five takeaways from Romania's parliamentary election

Romanians re-elected the Social Democrats (PSD) to power on Sunday (December 11), just over a year since the party’s corruption-tainted former leader Victor Ponta stepped down after the deadly Buchare

Romanians re-elected the Social Democrats (PSD) to power on Sunday (December 11), just over a year since the party’s corruption-tainted former leader Victor Ponta stepped down after the deadly Buchare

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Retromania: will Romanians look to past for next government?

Romanians could return the Social Democrats (PSD) to power when they go to the polls on Sunday (December 11), just over a year since the party’s corruption-tainted former leader Victor Ponta resigned

Romanians could return the Social Democrats (PSD) to power when they go to the polls on Sunday (December 11), just over a year since the party’s corruption-tainted former leader Victor Ponta resigned

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Anti-corruption drive dominates Romanian election campaign

Romanians are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect a new government, a year after a vast anti-corruption drive forced Prime Minister Victor Ponta to step down.

Romanians are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect a new government, a year after a vast anti-corruption drive forced Prime Minister Victor Ponta to step down.

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Nadia Comaneci: gymnast of perfection and defector

She grabbed the world’s attention and affection aged 14. In 1976 this Romanian gymnast scored the first perfect ten in Olympic history and remains a

She grabbed the world’s attention and affection aged 14. In 1976 this Romanian gymnast scored the first perfect ten in Olympic history and remains a

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Romanian left poised for comeback after polls predict local election rout

Exit polls from local elections in Romania suggest that barely a year after quitting government under a corruption cloud the Social Democrats have roared back nationwide, and will…

Exit polls from local elections in Romania suggest that barely a year after quitting government under a corruption cloud the Social Democrats have roared back nationwide, and will…

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I would walk 200 miles... Marching Romanian miners reach Bucharest

After 7 days and 320 km of walking, Romanian miners and energy workers have reached Bucharest. The march aimed to draw the government’s attention to

After 7 days and 320 km of walking, Romanian miners and energy workers have reached Bucharest. The march aimed to draw the government’s attention to

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Romanian miners march to Bucharest

The workers from state-controlled energy company started the 300km walk from Targu Jiu to the capital on Monday to protest against a proposed layoff.

The workers from state-controlled energy company started the 300km walk from Targu Jiu to the capital on Monday to protest against a proposed layoff.

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Romanian government wins confidence vote

In Romania the technocrat government of Dacian Ciolos easily won a confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday, reinforcing its mandate for a one-year

In Romania the technocrat government of Dacian Ciolos easily won a confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday, reinforcing its mandate for a one-year

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Erasmus exchange students among victims of Bucharest blaze

Twenty-year-old Turk Ayberk Manci was among a group of Erasmus exchange students at Bucharest’s Colectiv nightclub late on October 30. Fireworks set

Twenty-year-old Turk Ayberk Manci was among a group of Erasmus exchange students at Bucharest’s Colectiv nightclub late on October 30. Fireworks set

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'We don't want the same lies': Fourth night of protest in Romania

Thousands of demonstrators returned to the streets of Romania for a fourth night running on Friday to pursue their campaign for a cleansing of the

Thousands of demonstrators returned to the streets of Romania for a fourth night running on Friday to pursue their campaign for a cleansing of the

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Romanian president warns of 'much to do' in political clean up

. For Romanian President Klaus Iohannis who was elected on an anti-corruption ticket last November, the resignation of Prime Minister Victor Ponta

. For Romanian President Klaus Iohannis who was elected on an anti-corruption ticket last November, the resignation of Prime Minister Victor Ponta

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#Ramnicu Sarat: ex-commander appeals against 20-year sentence

A former commander of one of Romania’s most notorious prisons refused to talk to journalists when he arrived at court in Bucharest. Alexandru

A former commander of one of Romania’s most notorious prisons refused to talk to journalists when he arrived at court in Bucharest. Alexandru

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Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta named in a criminal investigation

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has been named as a defendant in a criminal investigation into forgery, tax evasion and money laundering. Assets

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has been named as a defendant in a criminal investigation into forgery, tax evasion and money laundering. Assets

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Romanian minister resigns over 'punks and prostitutes' comment

Romania’s transport minister has resigned over controversial comments he made criticising his countrymen living abroad. Ioan Rus caused uproar by

Romania’s transport minister has resigned over controversial comments he made criticising his countrymen living abroad. Ioan Rus caused uproar by

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Romania rocked over PM Ponta’s alleged corruption

Romania has been plunged into crisis after its president called for Prime Minister Victor Ponta to resign over alleged corruption. Prosecutors

Romania has been plunged into crisis after its president called for Prime Minister Victor Ponta to resign over alleged corruption. Prosecutors

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EU anti-corruption watchdog boss arrested for abuse of office

The head of an EU-backed anti-corruption watchdog has been detained in Romania. Horia Georgescu is suspected of inflating the value of real estate by

The head of an EU-backed anti-corruption watchdog has been detained in Romania. Horia Georgescu is suspected of inflating the value of real estate by