Romanian protests

Consultations at Cotroceni/UPDATE/Iohannis: I am inviting parliamentary parties to sign political pact for European Romania

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday announced he invited the parliamentary parties to sign a national agreement for a European Romania. "I found that there is a wide convergence. The wide majority of parties agreed that the results of this referendum must be implemented as the people voted, that Romania's European path must be consolidated.

PM Dancila: Romania's economy, on upward trend and to continue to grow at a high pace

Romania's economy is on an upward trend and will continue to grow at a high pace, according to the first results published by the National Institute of Statistics regarding the economic activity in March and the first quarter of this year, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Tuesday.

President Iohannis tells Venice Commission delegation that PSD legislates defectively

President Klaus Iohannis welcomed a delegation of the European Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe (the Venice Commission) at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Wednesday to voice dissatisfaction with what he called a defective way in which the Social Democratic Party (PSD), major at rule, legislates, pointing to the adoption of amendments to the criminal codes as th

UPDATE President Iohannis urges gov't to immediately repeal controversial emergency ordinance

President Klaus Iohannis is urging the government to immediately repeal Emergency Ordinance (OUG) 7/2019 that amends justice legislation, and to implement the recommendations contained in the report by the European Commission on progress under Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) and in Venice Commission reports.

Romanian Riot Police Summoned to Explain Violent Intervention

After the Romanian General Prosecutor's Office received over 650 complaints from people who suffered after riot police violently intervened in the anti-government protests in Bucharest on August 10, it summoned a number of figures to explain their conduct on Thursday, including the head of the Special Gendarmerie Brigade, Colonel Catalin Paraschiv.

Bucharest Braces Up for Renewed Protests

Romanian anti-corruption activists called for new protests on Saturday evening, a day after 450 people were injured when riot police used water cannons and tear gas against demonstrators in Bucharest who demanded the resignation of the government. 

A new protest under the slogan "We're not leaving until you go!" was announced on social media for 6 pm on Saturday.

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