Liviu Dragnea

PM Dancila: I don't want to pass judgment on Liviu Dragnea, but I want to change his manner of working

Acting Chairperson of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, said she hopes there will be several candidates for party head and that the leadership will be collective, because decision-making should not be left with one person alone.

Romania Campaigns to Repair Battered Profile in Brussels

Since the jailing of the former leader of the ruling Social Democrats, PSD, and de facto chief of government, Liviu Dragnea, for corruption on May 27, the government in Romania led by Viorica Dancila has been trying to rebrand itself and shed the damaging heritage that Dragnea left behind.

Romanian Corruption Fighter Denies Having Political Plan B

"I haven't had any contact with anyone (politicians) and I don't intend to leave the legal profession," the 46-year-old said.

"The only candidacy I am interested in is that of European chief public prosecutor."

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A Romanian woman holds a portrait of Laura Codruta Kovesi in downtown Bucharest, Romania, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT

Chamber vacates positions held by convicted politician Liviu Dragnea

At a plenary session on Wednesday, the Chamber of Deputies passed draft decisions to vacate the positions so far held by Liviu Dragnea, including the Chamber's speakership. The decisions were unanimously adopted. The Judiciary Committee of the Chamber of Deputies passed the two draft resolutions on Tuesday.

PSD to endorse Carmen Mihalcescu for Chamber's acting speaker (sources)

The National Standing Bureau of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) decided on Tuesday to endorse Carmen Mihalcescu for acting speaker of the Chamber of Deputies. According to some party sources, Mihalcescu will be endorsed to lead the Chamber of Deputies in an acting capacity until the election of a full-time speaker.

PM Dancila: Assuming party leader position

The conviction of the Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule, ed.n.), Liviu Dragnea, is a "difficult moment" for the party, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Monday, adding that as acting president of the party, according to its statute, she is assuming the position of leader of the Social-Democrats.

PSD's Dragnea sentenced to prison by Supreme Court

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) sentenced Liviu Dragnea to three years and 6 months in prison for instigating to abuse of office in the case of the fictitious hiring at the Teleorman Social Assistance and Child Protection Directorate General (DGASPC). The Supreme Court maintained in the case of PSD (Social Democratic Party, main ruling, ed.