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Romania’s Labor Ministry wants to pay companies that hire unemployed people

2018-06-21 05:30:00
Romania’s Labor Ministry will no longer support people who don’t want to work and will stimulate companies to hire unemployed people and welfare beneficiaries instead, according to labor minister Lia Olguta Vasilescu. The state will pay RON 2,250 (EUR ...

Inside the business of Transylvania and the real-life Dracula's castle in Romania

2018-06-21 02:42:00
Dracula, as he is popularly known, is loosely based on the legend of Vlad Dracula -- better known as Vlad the Impaler, a notorious ruler in Romania in the 1400s.

Protests in Romania after new changes to criminal codes

2018-06-21 01:47:00
Some two thousand people protested on Wednesday evening, June 20, in Bucharest’s Victoriei Square against the ruling coalition and its recent changes to the criminal procedure code, which limit prosecutors’ powers in Romania. There were also incidents ...

Romania’s High Court may announce sentence in PSD leader’s corruption case

2018-06-21 01:37:00
The High Court of Cassation and Justice may announce an important sentence in a case targeting the Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea today, June 21. The court has already postponed the ruling twice and may postpone it again. The ...

​Thousands of Romanians renew protests against governing party over fight against corruption / German journalist apparently retained by gendarmes

2018-06-21 01:29:52 Hotnews.ro
Some 4,000 people attended a new protest against the Romanian governing coalition's moves to change the legislation in order to weaken the fight against corruption, with thousands others joining similar protests across the country. The protest in Bucharest took place amid rising tensions between participants and gendarmes, with one German journalist apparently retained in a well coordinated raid by law enforcers. Demonstrations flared at the end of a politically heated day, with Opposition submitting a censure motion against the government, protests within the Parliament and journalists roughed up by governing party politicians.

Thousands protest in Romania, saying corruption fight hampered

2018-06-20 17:25:00
Bucharest (AFP) - Thousands of Romanians took to the streets Wednesday to protest against a relaxation of criminal legislation they believe will hamper the fight against corruption. Protesters in the capital Bucharest, where around 5,000 demonstrators ...

Thousands protest in Romania, saying corruption fight hampered

2018-06-20 17:13:57
Protesters in the capital Bucharest, where around 5,000 demonstrators gathered, chanted "We will not give in" and "Thieves". Amid a heavy security presence, scuffles broke out with police several times during the rally. Officials said eight people had been ...

Thousands protest Romania diluting fight against corruption

2018-06-20 15:54:00
BUCHAREST, Romania – Anti-government protesters in Romania who are angry about new legislation they say will facilitate high-level corruption briefly scuffled Wednesday with police, who detained a German journalist. Thousands of people assembled outside ...

Thousands protest in Romania over high-level corruption

2018-06-20 13:35:00
BUCHAREST, Romania — Anti-government protesters in Romania briefly scuffled with police on Wednesday, angry about new legislation they say will facilitate high-level corruption. Thousands of people assembled outside government offices waving Romanian, U ...