Nicolae Ceaușescu

Royal House announces Queen-Mother Elena re-burial ceremony, mourning for 18, 19 and 20 October

Queen-Mother Elena's remains are going to be brought home, to Romania, so to be re-buried at Curtea de Arges, alongside her son King Mihai I, the Royal Family announces, scheduling a mourning period of three days on 18, 19 and 20 October.

"Revolution" file/ No foreigners involved in armed repression; 1,425 people detained for terrorism suspicion, released

In the armed action against the revolutionaries, ordered by Nicolae Ceausescu between 16 and 22 December 1989, no persons from abroad were involved, the repression having been exercised by all the military structures of Romania, namely the Ministry of the Interior - the Securitate [the communist-era secret police, ed.n.] State Department (MI-DSS) and the Ministry of National Defense (MApN), rea

PSD: Rule of law in a democratic country cannot be built with former agents of communist regime

The rule of law cannot be built in a democratic country with former agents of the repressive communist system, said the Social Democrats in reacting to the announcement made by prosecutor general Augustin Lazar that he sent to court the "Revolution" file (the anti-communist revolution of 1989 - editor's note).

Former PM Roman critcises AG Lazar for speaking for 1989 Revolition

Romania's Attorney General Augustin Lazar "had no business" speaking up in the December 1989 Revolution court case, former PM Petre Roman told AGERPRES on Monday, adding that this file is very important for all those who are victims or relatives of the victims of those days and who have the absolute right to "get this cause of theirs illuminated." He voiced "surprise, disappointment and even in

US Embassy Diplomat: We are very concerned about Russia's attempt in Romania to create divisions within society

Political Counselor of the US Embassy to Romania David Allen Schlaefer told Digi 24 private television station in an interview that at the US level there is a great concern related to Russia's attempts, throughout the years, to create divisions within the Romanian society, through propaganda and postings on social media.

UPDATE/Public Prosecutor's Office decides initiation of prosecution against former president Iliescu in Revolution case

Military prosecutors with the Public Prosecutor's Office have decided the initiation of the prosecution against former president Ion Iliescu, in the Revolution case, the Prosecutors' Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice informs on Friday.

PNL's Turcan:Dragnea sends Vasilescu to announce Pension Law prior to the meeting; seen this in 1989

The deputy chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL, opposition) Raluca Turcan says that the chairman of the Social Democratic Party (main ruling PSD) sent Olguta Vasilescu, the Minister of Labor, to announce the Pension law prior to diaspora's meeting (August 10, ed. n), just like Nicolae Ceausescu did in 1989.