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Protest in Romania as government faces no-confidence vote

2018-06-27 07:01:00
BUCHAREST, Romania — Some 2,000 anti-government protesters have gathered near Romania’s Parliament as the left-wing government prepared to face a no-confidence vote submitted by the opposition, which claims it has weakened the rule of law and democracy.

Political parties and civic NGOs want to change Romania’s electoral law

2018-06-27 05:07:00
Opposition party Save Romania Union (USR), the Romania Together Movement (RO+), the Free People’s Party and 24 civic NGOs launched on Tuesday, June 26, a citizens’ initiative aimed at changing the electoral law in Romania. The main objectives of the ...

Romania’s Finance Ministry reactivates state aid scheme for major investments

2018-06-27 03:30:00
The Finance Ministry aims to reactivate a state aid scheme that supports major investments in Romania’s less developed regions, said finance minister Eugen Teodorovici. The scheme was initially implemented in 2014 and provided state support for ...

Romania’s former anti-organized crime chief prosecutor gets 4-year prison sentence

2018-06-27 02:30:00
The former chief prosecutor of Romania’s anti-organized crime directorate – DIICOT, Alina Bica, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for favoring the defendant. However, the judges acquitted her of bribery and favoring the defendant charges in another ...

Romania minister says country facing cyber-attacks, Russians

2018-06-26 19:11:00
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania faces Russian aggression on a daily basis in the Black Sea, and is fending off a wave of cyber-attacks and political interference, the defense minister said Monday. But even amid such uncertainty, Mihai Fifor told The ...

A journey through the wooden churches of Maramures, Romania

2018-06-26 17:56:00
Built of thick timber logs and measuring up to 220-feet in height, the churches look like they were straight out of a Tolkien saga. The region of Maramures, in northern Transylvania, Romania, is home to some of the most unique churches in the world, each ...

Romania court convicts former terror prosecutor of graft

2018-06-26 12:16:00
BUCHAREST, Romania — A Romanian court has convicted a former chief prosecutor of abuse of office after she intervened to help suspects in two cases. The High Court for Cassation and Justice on Tuesday sentenced Alina Bica to four years in prison.

Romania court convicts former terror prosecutor of graft

2018-06-26 12:13:00
A Romanian court has convicted a former chief prosecutor of abuse of office after she intervened to help suspects in two cases. The High Court for Cassation and Justice on Tuesday sentenced Alina Bica to four years in prison. Bica, the former chief ...

Romania’s New Anti-Semitism Laws Meaningless If Not Enforced

2018-06-26 12:07:00
Romania’s parliament has passed an additional law to help combat anti-Semitism but a leading activist says the problem is that the current laws are not being enforced. The new law prohibits disseminating material that falls under the government’s ...