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Thousands of Romanians form EU flag at anti-government rally

Thousands of Romanians form EU flag at anti-government rally

Transparency International ranks Romania among the EU’s most corrupt states and Brussels keeps its justice system under special monitoring.
 

Thousands continue protests against government in Romania

Thousands continue protests against government in Romania

The cabinet of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu enraged voters when it quietly approved an emergency decree that would have decriminalized several graft offenses.

Romania protests keep pressure on govt 'thieves'

Romanians braced for a sixth day of protests on Sunday, seeking to maintain pressure on the government despite its climbdown over contentious corruption legislation that sparked the biggest protests since 1989.

European Union voices 'great concern' over Romania corruption

European Union voices 'great concern' over Romania corruption

The European Union voiced concern on Wednesday at events in Romania, warning it must not backtrack on the fight against corruption after thousands protested in Bucharest against a government emergency decree slashing penalties for abuses.

Earthquake rattles Bucharest

An earthquake hit eastern Romania early today, shaking the capital Bucharest, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

2,000 protest in Romania over minister's immunity

The protesters briefly blocked traffic late Thursday in front of the upper house of parliament, waving placards bearing slogans such as "Corruption kills" and "Shame on You".

Romania President Klaus Iohannis meets with protesters as fire toll mounts

Thousands of Romanians have taken to the streets since the deadly blaze at the Colectiv nightclub.

Death toll from Romania nightclub fire soars to 43

Romanian media criticised the authorities for failing to transfer some of the wounded to hospitals abroad in time.

Toll rises to 30 in Bucharest club fire

Death toll of the nightclub fire late Friday in downtown Bucharest rose from 27 to 30 people on Sunday

Bucharest club blaze kills 27, scores injured

Hospital sources said the death toll could rise as at least 25 people were in critical condition.

26 dead in club explosion in Romania's Bucharest

26 dead in club explosion in Romania's Bucharest

An explosion on a bandstage at a Bucharest nightclub has left 26 people dead and 145 hospitalised with injuries, Romania's Interior Minister said.

Romania's ruling party approves election of Liviu Dragneaas as new chief

Romania's Social Democrat Party unanimously validated the election of Liviu Dragnea as the main ruling party's chairman in a congress.

Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

In a well-lit office with red window frames in downtown Bucharest, Romania`s first bitcoin ATM attracts many who until it opened in May had to buy or sell the digital currency face-to-face or through wire transfers.