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Romanian president reluctantly signs legal reform in "setback for democracy"

12 Oct 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's president on Friday reluctantly signed off a judicial reform, including a reduction in his own powers, that he called a "setback for Romanian democracy".

Romania's government okays pension overhaul, doubles budget

10 Oct 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's government has approved a plan to more than double state pensions over the next four years for the country's 5.2 million retirees, a move that critics say will put heavy strain on public finances in the long run.

Romania's government okays pension overhaul, doubles budget

10 Oct 2018

BUCHAREST, Oct 10 Romania's government has approved a plan to more than double state pensions over the next four years for the country's 5.2 million retirees, a move that critics say will put heavy strain on public finances in the long run.

Romanian anti-graft prosecutors should ignore 'easy crimes': government nominee

08 Oct 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's anti-graft prosecutors should focus on "complex" cases, not "easy crimes" such as abuse of office, the government's nominee for chief prosecutor said on Monday.

Romania government picks little-known Florea for chief anti-corruption role

06 Sep 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's justice minister nominated a little-known regional official, Adina Florea, for the post of national anti-corruption prosecutor on Thursday, following the controversial removal of Laura Codruta Kovesi from the post in July.

Romanians rally again in anti-corruption, anti-government protests

12 Aug 2018

BUCHAREST Romanians protested against corruption in Bucharest and major provincial cities for a second day running on Saturday, demanding the Social Democrat government's resignation. | Video

Romania's leftists unveil blueprint to double state pensions

10 Aug 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's Labour Ministry has drafted a plan to more than double state pensions over the next four years for the country's 5.2 million retirees, Minister Olguta Vasilescu said on Friday, a proposal critics deemed unrealistic.

Israel expresses dismay over Romanian farm minister's Auschwitz remark

26 Jul 2018

BUCHAREST Israel reacted with "dismay and disappointment" on Thursday to a comment by Romanian Agriculture Minister Petre Daea, who compared the slaughter of sick pigs to the murder of Jews at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp.

European body says Romania court changes undermine independence

13 Jul 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's plans for a judicial overhaul would be likely to undermine the independence of magistrates and sap public confidence in the judiciary, the Council of Europe's advisory body on constitutional matters said on Friday.

Romania's president removes chief anti-corruption prosecutor

09 Jul 2018

BUCHAREST Romania's President Klaus Iohannis sacked chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi on Monday to honour a constitutional court ruling which Kovesi said may leave prosecutors exposed to political interference.

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