Pope Objects New Italian Homophobic Law

The Vatican has protested to Italy over a bill on homophobia currently passing through parliament.

The "Zan" bill would punish discrimination and incitement to violence against the LGBT community, as well as women and people with disabilities.

The Vatican argues the bill would curb religious freedoms secured in a treaty signed between Italy and Vatican Repubic.

Senate President Dragu tackles topics related to CVM in Brussels, as positive report expected this year

Senate President Anca Dragu reiterated on Tuesday the dialogue she had in Brussels in the meetings with representatives of the European Parliament on topics such as the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), Schengen, the conference on the future of Europe or gender equality.

PSD's Simonis: There is nothing that justifies removal of Ombudswoman; we are attacking this at CCR

Leader of Social Democrat Deputies Alfred Simonis on Wednesday said there is nothing that would justify the removal of the Ombudswoman from office adding that Social Democrats are going to attack the Parliament's decision on Renate Weber with the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR). "There is nothing that could possibly justify the removal of the Ombudswoman, if you looked at procedures.

Bill on implementation of 5G networks clears Senate, as decision-making body

The Senate plenum, acting as decision-making body, adopted today by a vote of 117 to 13 (the Alliance for the Unity of Romanians) and one abstention the bill initiated by the government regarding measures for IT and communications infrastructures of national interest and the requirements for the implementation of 5G networks.

Senate head Dragu: Child allowance increase - a political decision that needs to be solidly grounded

Increasing child allowances is a political decision that requires a solid foundation on technical figures, and an analysis of state budget revenues and expenditures will be made in mid-July, after six months of budget execution, Senate Chair Anca Dragu said on Monday. "First of all, we need to have the figures on the table, increasing these benefits costs 2 billion lei.

Ornithologists warn of severe biodiversity impact of plans to amend Hunting and Game protection Law

The legislative proposal amending and supplementing the Hunting and Game protection Law, currently under public consultation, threatens the existence of dozens of bird species in Romania, warn representatives of the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR).

Ciolacu: PSD delivered Romania from IMF loans, current Government to bring them back

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) delivered Romania from the IMF loans, and the current the National Liberal Party - Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity Alliance (PNL - USR PLUS) Government will bring them back to the country, PSD leadeer Marcel Ciolacu said on Wednesday, adding that the government is using the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) to justify "aus