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‘Red Line’ Warnings in Romania after Nationalists Downplay Holocaust

"Anti-Semitic discourses have not disappeared from Romanian political life in the last 30 years," said Oliver Jens Schmitt, professor of Southeast European history at the University of Vienna.

"AUR is trying to address as large a group of protesting voters as possible," he said, and politics is getting in the way of any substantive response.

PM Citu: More decisions on dismissal of senior ministerial officials are to be published on Thursday

Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Thursday that more decisions on the dismissal of senior ministerial officials endorsed by the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance will be published in the Official Journal today, given that some of them were left out. "There are more decisions that will be published today, which will settle the matter.

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.

Citu: We have to stop the statements and sit down to the dialogue table

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Monday, about the tensions inside the ruling coalition, that "we must stop the statements and sit down to the dialogue table." "I have said that it is sad to see the coalition partners with AUR [Alliance for the Union of Romanians], an extremist party. Now I see that the coalition partners want to be with PSD [Social Democratic Party] as well.

PSD's Grindeanu: PSD will vote any motion reaching the plenary sitting

The lawmakers of the opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD) will vote on any motion that reaches the plenary sitting of Parliament and invite the National Liberal Party (PNL), major at rule, and the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance, minor at rule, to discuss the text of the motion, PSD First Deputy Chair Sorin Grindeanu said on Monday.

USR PLUS's Mosteanu: Starting today, the "winning team" has a new member, Marcel Ciolacu

This is for the first time in the past 31 years that a motion of censure is being denied, USR PLUS (Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity, Solidarity Party) spokesman Ionut Mosteanu said on Monday, at the end of the meeting of the joint Standing Bureaus of the two Chambers. "The PSD (Social Democratic Party) and PNL (National Liberal Party) have boycotted this meeting.

PSD's Ciolacu: PSD endorsing minority gov't headed by Florin Citu, out of the question

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) is willing to vote for a censure motion filed by USR PLUS (Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty Unity and Solidarity Alliance) and AUR, as endorsing minority government headed by Florin Citu is out of the question, PSD leader Marcel Ciolacu said on Thursday evening. "There is but one censure motion.

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