PSD sends to Senate proposals regarding suspension of credit payments and capping prices for food

The interim chair of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Marcel Ciolacu, stated on Monday evening, at public broadcaster TVR1, that Tuesday in the Standing Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies the proposals for "suspension of credit payments" and the "capping of prices for drugs and food" will be discussed, in order to be sent to the Senate, as the first notified chamber.

Parliament approves decree on state of emergency

Parliament has adopted on Thursday President Klaus Iohannis' decree on the establishment of the state of emergency on Romania's territory for a 30-day period. Chamber of Deputies Speaker Marcel Ciolacu announced that the decision to approve the measure adopted by Romania's President on the establishment of the state of emergency on the entire territory of Romania was unanimously approved.

Parliament meets for investiture of Citu Government

Parliament will meet in joint session on Thursday, at 16:00 hrs, for the investiture of the Government of Prime Minister designate Florin Citu. According to the joint rules of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate, in order for the session in which the investiture of the government will be voted on to take place, the presence of 233 MPs is necessary.

POST-REVOLUTION ROMANIA, 1990: The manifestation in Timisoara - the adoption of the Proclamation

Thirty years ago, on 11 March 1990, in the Piata Operei (Operei Square) of western Timisoara a manifestation took place staged by the "Timisoara", "Europa" societies and the "16 Decembrie" Confederation, wherein a document dubbed "Proclamation of Timisoara" was adopted, according to "History of Romania in data" (Enciclopedica Publishing House, 2003).

Parliament to convene Thursday for confidence vote of Citu Gov't

Parliament will convene on Thursday at 16:00hrs for a confidence vote of the Citu Government, according to a joint decision on Monday of Parliament's Standing Bureaus. On February 28, Prime Minister-designate Florin Citu submitted to Parliament a list of his cabinet members and a government programme.

Populists Shrug Off Protests in Central and Southeast Europe

As in countries across the world, pro-democracy grassroots movements had little success in stopping assaults on independent institutions, the report found.

"While protest movements in every region have illustrated widespread popular demand for better governance, they have yet to reverse the overall pattern of declining freedom," Freedom House said in a statement.