Danube Delta Letter: Romania echoes Ireland of 1950s

2018-06-25 00:55:00
Sitting in a guest house in the heart of the Danube Delta, eating a delicious fish stew made with pike while a group of ethnic Russians performed a folk song-and-dance routine, was a memorable experience which illustrated the diverse charms of Romania.

Romania’s president lambasts ruling party chief as political crisis deepens

2018-06-24 12:54:00
Mr Iohannis, opposition parties and Romanians who are have joined a major protest movement against the government accuse it of trying to gut anti-corruption law for the benefit of Mr Dragnea and other members of the scandal-plagued Social Democrats (PSD).

Kirsty Lang on the evolution of Romania, from theatre to veganism

2018-06-23 10:20:00
“You can have almond or soya milk, this is a vegan café,” says the bearded barista in perfect English. The last time I came to Transylvania was in 1990, after the fall of Ceausescu. Cavernous and icy state restaurants where communist apparatchiks once ...

Romania ruling party chief defiant despite new jail term

2018-06-22 14:19:00
Bucharest (AFP) - The leader of Romania's ruling party on Friday said he would not resign despite being sentenced to jail for a second time. "I intend to go all the way", Liviu Dragnea told reporters after a closed doors meeting with leading members of his ...

Romania ruling party chief defiant despite new jail term

2018-06-22 14:06:55
Provided by AFP Liviu Dragnea, the leader of Romania's Social Democratic Party ruling party, has been convicted for a second time but said he would not resign The leader of Romania's ruling party on Friday said he would not resign despite being sentenced ...

Romanian party leader convicted of graft vows to change laws

2018-06-22 13:37:00
The leader of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party vowed Friday to implement new laws that critics say will dilute the fight against corruption — a move that came a day after he got a 3½-year jail sentence for abuse of office. The Social Democrats ...

​Romanian politicians, people react to prison sentence applied to political leader Dragnea. PM Dancila attacks judges, defends boss

2018-06-22 08:23:08 Hotnews.ro
A court decision on Thursday to sentence the leader of the governing Social Democrats (PSD) Liviu Dragnea to 3 years and a half under abuse in office charges has sparked a wave of reactions. While Dragnea himself, who is expected to appeal, remained silent, the head of his government defended him publicly and attacked judges who chose the sentence. In the streets of Bucharest, people protested again, while the opposition called for Dragnea's resignation as House speaker. Upheaval is expected within the PSD as well.

New Conviction for Romania's Top Politician to Worsen Tensions

2018-06-22 08:07:29
A second criminal conviction for Romania’s de-facto leader is set to fan political tensions over corruption in the Black Sea nation. Social Democrat boss Liviu Dragnea was handed a 3 1/2-year jail sentence for abuse of office on Thursday, though he won ...

Romania ruling party rallies behind chief after graft conviction

2018-06-22 07:48:00
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Senior members of Romania’s ruling Social Democrats (PSD) expressed undimmed support for their leader on Friday after a preliminary Supreme Court ruling sentenced the country’s most powerful politician to prison for corruption.