In Romania

Romanian Ex-President Faces Probe Over 1990s Violence Against Protesters

Romania's High Court of Cassation and Justice ruled on Thursday in favour of reopening the criminal investigation into former president Ion Iliescu over the so-called "Mineriada" events of June 13-15, 1990.

Iliescu summoned miners from the biggest mining basins in Romania, in Valea Jiului, to Bucharest to "restore order" against pro-Western parties who were demanding new elections.

Romania Struggles as COVID Death Toll, New Infections, Soar

Romanian authorities on Friday reported 13,854 new cases of people infected with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours while Thursday to Friday saw a new record death toll of 385 from COVID, raising the total death toll in the country to 38,927.

The Public Health Department on Friday said the number of infections of COVID-19 in Bucharest had increased to 12.24 per thousand.

Political Crisis in Romania : Government Falls after No-confidence Motion

Political Crisis in Romania : government Falls after No-confidence[H1]   motion

Romanian Prime Minister Florin Citu of the governing National Liberal Party was ousted Tuesday after a no-confidence motion in his government passed overwhelmingly, deepening an ongoing political crisis.

Ciolos: Citu can no longer lead a government in which there is also USR PLUS

Timisoara, Sep 21 /Agerpres/ - The co-chairman of USR PLUS, the MEP Dacian Ciolos, declared on Tuesday in Timisoara, that Florin Citu can no longer be the prime minister of a government of which his party should be part, even if the liberal wins the PNL leadership, but that there are chances for the coalition to continue in the PNL - USR PLUS - UDMR formula, on the current parliamentary formula

PM Citu deems partnership with President of Romania, stronger than ever

Prime Minister Florin Citu, candidate for the National Liberal Party (PNL) chair, reminded, on Wednesday evening, the party members from Calarasi that the partnership with the Romanian president is "stronger than ever" and that their duty is to choose the best leader.

Citu on Ciolos' proposal for USR PLUS to give the PM: A not serious proposal

Galati, Sept 10 /Agerpres/ - Prime Minister Florin Citu described as "not serious" Dacian Ciolos' proposal for USR PLUS to nominate the future candidate for prime minister. "Honestly, s not serious proposal. The National Liberal Party is the largest right-wing party in Romania, it will be the largest political party in Romania, you can't impose a prime minister ...

PSD's Marcel Ciolacu: With or without motion, Citu Gov't is fallen anyway

The Citu Government is fallen anyway, whether with an anti-government motion or not, but if the no-confidence motion makes it to the agenda of the joint plenary, the Social Democratic Party (PSD) will vote to oust the Citu Government, Social Democrat Chairman Marcel Ciolacu said on Thursday. "The government is led by the National Liberal Party, and Parliament is led by USR and PNL.

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