Romania

Romania’s lesson in public integrity

For weeks, protests against corruption have persisted in Romania because people now realize they hold the key to good governance.<p>February 18, 2017 …

Corruption

U.S. Troops Haul Armored Vehicles From Poland to Romania: US Army In Eastern Europe: ‘We Are Prepared For War’

U.S. Soldiers, Armored Vehicles Arrive in Romania<br>By Army 1st Lt. Samuel Jolley, 3rd Armored Brigade<p>Soldiers, tanks and M88 recovery vehicles from the …

NATO

“We don’t BeLiviu”: how Romania is rising against corruption

Getty<p><b>Show</b> Hide image<p>For much of the year, the large tarmac square in front of the main government building in Bucharest is little more than a …

Corruption

Anticorruption demonstration inspired by Romania protests, organized in Paris this Sunday

More than 6,000 people are expected to attend an anticorruption demonstration that will be organized in Paris this Sunday, the same day when yet …

Europe's fastest growing airport? You'll never guess

The top three fastest growing airports in Europe are all in Romania, led by the city of Oradea in the north-west of the country which experienced nearly a 500 per cent growth in 2016.<p>Following in its wake is Iasi, with a 131 per cent growth, and Bucharest’s second airport, Aurel Vlaicu, which saw a …

Europe

Romania: Bloody, Mystical Fascism From the East

Following our discussions of fascism in Italy and Spain, <b>Fascism: A Slate Academy</b> arrives at an Eastern example: Romania, where the movements of the …

Fascism

EU welcomes Romania's repeal of graft decree, offers help for jails

The European Commission welcomed on Thursday as a "very good step" the decision of the Romanian government to repeal a decree that would have decriminalised graft, and offered Bucharest assistance and funds to improve the country's prisons.<p>The one-month-old cabinet of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu …

Europe

The Romania Playbook

<i>Srdja Popovic was one of the founders of the Serbian nonviolent resistance group Otpor! whose campaign against Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic</i> …

Democracy

500 US troops arrive in Romania to bolster defense

Five hundred U.S. troops began to arrive in a Romanian Black Sea port with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in this East European NATO …

NATO

Support for Romania's ruling party slides after graft decree debacle

Support for Romania's ruling Social Democrats has dropped since the party won a parliamentary election two months ago, an opinion poll showed on Tuesday, as it grapples with the fallout from an embarrassing U-turn over an unpopular graft decree.<p>The crowd-funded ISSPOL survey showed voter backing …

Europe

Romania: Is it on Your Bucket List Too?

A scenic road in the countryside of Romania. Becky Edwards photo.<p>A Bucket-list Destination In the Company of Women<p>By Max Hartshorne<br>GoNOMAD Editor<p>A …

Travel

Romanian skeleton puzzles archaeologists

An unusual and 'confusing' grave site dug up in Romania by a student from The Australian National University (ANU) is helping provide evidence for …

Archaeology

Why Russia Views Romania as Security Threat

The two countries have a long history of friendship and cooperation. Today the relationship is in jeopardy. There is each and every reason to doubt …

Cold War

Germany get off to a flying start in World Cup bid

Germany and Spain are closing in on a place in the world’s top 20 after victories over higher-ranked opponents in the opening round of the Rugby …

European Football

Romania's president concerned about rising budget deficit

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president says the government's 2017 budget plan is "risky" and he has concerns about overspending.<p>President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday met the premier and finance minister to discuss the budget, which has already been approved by parliament but is not yet signed …

Business

Romania is engulfed by protest in a political awakening of the young

The cartoon depicts a clutch of young demonstrators bundled up warm, their eyes fixed on their smart phones as they scroll through an endless stream of social media updates and hyper-speed newsflashes.<p>The accompanying text reads: “We all suffer these days from civic FOMO [fear of missing out].”<p>The …

Corruption

Romania protests enter 13th day with calls for government of 'thieves' to resign

Tens of thousands gathered in Bucharest to call for the government to stand down, despite resignation of justice minister<p>Tens of thousands of Romanians have braved the cold and returned to the streets in protest, calling on the government to resign as they accused it of attempting to water down …

Europe

Inside Romania’s Huge Protests Against a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Decree

Corruption is the spark that ignited the demonstrations that now aim to bring down the government. But there’s more to it than that.<p>BUCHAREST, Romania—What happens when the population turns against the populists? Just such a drama is playing out in Romania, a country of 20 million people where …

Ukraine

Romania parliament backs anti-corruption referendum

Romania’s parliament on Monday unanimously endorsed a presidential proposal for a nationwide referendum to get public support for the fight against corruption.<p>There is no time-frame yet and MPs’ backing for the plan is not binding.<p>But it does send a strong message, amid the largest display of …

Europe

Romania: Parliament approves anti-graft referendum

Romania's Parliament has agreed to hold a referendum on public support for fighting official corruption.<p>All 310 lawmakers present voted Monday in …

Europe

The Smart Phone Revolution: Young Romanians Take On Corruption - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

• Print<br>• Feedback<br>• Comment<p>They coordinate over Facebook, Twitter and Firechat. They sing together and freeze together, waving Romanian flags and cheering …

Europe

Romanian protesters call on EU for help

There is no let-up in the popular protests in Romania, where people are sick and tired of the corruption and thirsty for the EU’s democratic values to be upheld.<p>The protesters are showing staying power on Victory Square in Bucarest, and looking west for help.<p>“Usually Romania is at the border of the …

Europe

Romania's parliament endorses president's anti-graft referendum

Romania's parliament on Monday unanimously endorsed a presidential plan to hold a national referendum over anti-corruption reforms after mass street protests forced the government into an embarrassing U-turn over a graft decree.<p>President Klaus Iohannis, a former leader of the centre-right …

Europe

Romanians say government has broken their trust

There appears to be no let up in the nightly protests in Romania. At least 50,000 turned out again on Sunday in the capital Bucharest.<p>Although the government has rescinded an emergency decree that could have freed dozens of officials jailed for corruption, parliament has still to confirm its …

Europe

Romania rising: Populism by different means and without ugliness

The populist rising in Romania is by those who are demanding more rational, more efficient government<p>The tale of 2016-17 has been of anti-neoliberal populists hijacking great parties and great states, forcing policy change down the throats of elites who believed they had arrived at a permanent …

Democracy

Corruption Crusader Stirs Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania—Not long ago, the prosecutors at Romania’s anticorruption office rarely took on a bribery suspect bigger than a schoolteacher or a small-town cop. Often, the criminal gift was a pig, a lamb or a turkey.<p>These days, the National Anticorruption Directorate is investigating some …

Corruption

Tens of thousands of Romanians protested the country's leader for the thirteenth day in a row

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Protesters numbering in the tens of thousands have gathered outside the Romanian government's offices to demand the resignation of the East European country's leadership.<p>The people massed in Victory Square on Sunday represented the 13th consecutive day of anti-government …

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Nearly two weeks in, protesters continue calls for Romania's government to resign

Anti-government demonstrations have entered their 13th consecutive day in response to Bucharest's attempt to ease anti-corruption laws. Protests have been staged across the nation, marking the largest rallies since 1989.<p>Tens of thousands of protesters gathered on Sunday to protest the government's …

Corruption

‘We must fight on’ – Romania’s crusader against corruption will not back down

The woman leading the fight to clean up the government in Bucharest says she will continue to hold ministers to account<p>Among the thousands of placards on display over the last two weeks of mass anti-government protests in Romania – the largest the country has seen in a quarter of a century – are …

Corruption

Anger and Mistrust Fuel Unabated Protests in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania — Exactly one week after the largest protests in a quarter of a century rocked Romania, an estimated 70,000 demonstrators filled the square outside the main government building in Bucharest on Sunday evening, determined to show those in power that the crisis was far from …

Europe