Romania

Romanian president joins thousands in anti-government rally

Thousands of Romanians were joined by President Klaus Iohannis in a street protest in Bucharest on Sunday against plans by the government to relax anti-corruption laws.

Romania's law banning convicts from serving in government challenged

Romania's ombudsman Victor Ciorbea on Thursday challenged a law banning convicts from serving in top government posts, possibly paving the way for the leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD),...

Social Democrat Grindeanu is Romania's new prime minister

Social Democrat Sorin Grindeanu is Romania's new prime minister, following a vote in parliament on Wednesday in which legislators backed his programme and 27-member government by 296 votes to 133...

Romanian president designates ex-telecoms minister for premier

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Friday designated Social Democrat Sorin Grindeanu as the prime minister, the Mediafax news agency reported.

Romanian socialists propose new premier after Muslim woman blocked

Romania's Social Democratic Party (PSD) proposed a new candidate for the position of prime minister on Wednesday, a day after the president rejected the party's first choice, a Muslim woman.

Romanian president rejects Muslim woman proposed as prime minister

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said Tuesday that he will not designate Sevil Shhaideh, proposed by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) for prime minister.

Romania set to have first female and Muslim prime minister

Little-known former regional development minister Sevil Shhaideh has been proposed as Romania's first woman prime minister, the Social Democratic Party (PSD) said on Wednesday.

Croatia falls behind Romania in actual individual consumption per capita

Actual individual consumption (AIC) per capita in Croatia in 2015 was 42% below the European Union average, the EU statistical office, Eurostat, said on Tuesday, confirming its June estimate.

Romanian Social Democrats set to win election

The Social Democrats (PSD) were in the lead in exit polls Sunday after parliamentary elections in Romania, the electoral commission confirmed.

Social Democrats in the lead in Romanian exit polls

The Social Democrats (PSD) were in the lead in exit polls Sunday after parliamentary elections in Romania.

Social democrats favoured as Romanians head to the polls

Romanians are set to head to the polls Sunday, with the latest surveys favouring the Social Democrats (PSD) ahead of the centre-right National Liberals (PNL).

Romania election: more a plebiscite on corruption than a policy race

Romania has tried and convicted scores of politicians on corruption charges in recent months. In parliamentary elections on Sunday, voters are expected to send a signal to the government on...

Ferrero cuts ties with Romanian supplier after child labour report

Italian confectioner Ferrero Rocher has cut ties to a Romanian supplier following accusations of child labour, slave wages and unhygienic conditions in the manufacture of its Kinder chocolate eggs...

Romanian election chief arrested ahead of parliamentary polls

The head of the Romanian election authority, Ana Maria Petru, was arrested just three weeks before parliamentary elections, under corruption suspicions, PRO TV and other media reported Wednesday...

Two Iraqi migrants drown, four missing after boat capsizes in Danube

Two Iraqi migrants drowned and four others were missing after their small boat capsized as they attempted to cross the Danube River from Bulgaria to Romania, the Bulgarian state radio reported...