Romanian government urges calm after graft U-turn, protests persist - Reuters

BUCHAREST Romania's ruling Social Democrats appealed for calm on Monday after withdrawing a decree widely condemned as reversing the country's anti-corruption drive, but protesters again took to the streets to demand the government's resignation.

Romanian government refuses to resign despite ongoing protests - Deutsche Welle

The leader of Romania's ruling center-left coalition has said the government will not step down despite ongoing protests. Hundreds of thousands of Romanians continue to demonstrate against an easing of corruption laws. Rumänien Premier Grindeanu ...

How Romania is developing its own culture of protest: view - euronews

That corruption pervades everyday life in Romania is a bit of a cliché, on both a domestic and international level. That people are not satisfied with the state of affairs is also not surprising. What is unexpected is Romanians' resilience in the face ...

Around 500000 attend sixth night of Romania protests - RTE.ie

An estimated half a million Romanians took to the streets last night in another night of protests, with many calling on the government to quit even after it scrapped the corruption legislation that sparked the week of public outrage. Prime Minister ...

'Half a million' attend Romania protests - Yahoo News

Bucharest (AFP) - An esimated half-million Romanians took to the street in another night of protests Sunday, with many calling on the government to quit even after it scrapped the corruption legislation that sparked the week of public outrage. Prime ...

Socialists repeal corruption decree in Romania - Deutsche Welle

In an emergency meeting, Romania has repealed a controversial corruption decree. But that wasn't enough to keep hundreds of thousands of people from taking to the streets in protests. Rumänien Unmut über Korruption in Politik löst Massenproteste aus ...

Calls for resignations in Romania - San Diego Jewish World

Romania has been in the grip of its most widespread protests since the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu in 1989. What were the protests about? A decree which would decriminalise several graft offences. The government said was a bid to relieve ...

Romania scraps Corruption Decree amid massive protests - Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Romania's leftist-leaning government has scrapped a controversial decree that would have prevented law enforcement to prosecute many politicians for corruption. Sunday's decision followed the largest protests since the collapse of ...

Romanian government scraps controversial corruption decree after thousands join days of mass protest - The Independent

After mass protests that have rocked the country for days, Romania's government has announced that it will repeal a highly controversial emergency decree that decriminalises official misconduct. Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu said the government would ...

Mass Protests Force Romania to Scrap Law Decriminalizing Graft - Fortune

Romania's prime minister said on Saturday he was scrapping a decree that would have shielded dozens of politicians from prosecution for corruption, bowing to one of the biggest protests since the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989. Sorin ...

Romania govt vows to repeal law that goes easy on corruption - Boston Herald

Demonstrator waves Romanian national flag during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. On Saturday, thousands of Romanians took to the streets for a fifth consecutive day to protest the decree, that waters down the country's ...

Romanians promise protests 'every day' - Newstalk 106-108 fm

A man wearing a gas mask holds a Romanian flag as a his dog sits next to him at the end of a protest. | Image: Vadim Ghirda AP/Press Association Images. Fionnuala Jones. 10:53 3 Feb 2017. Fionnuala Jones 10:53 Friday 3 February 2017. Tens of ...

Romanian minister quits over government corruption stance - San Diego Jewish World

A Romanian minister has said he is resigning in protest at the social democratic government's stance on corruption. It comes after some of the biggest demonstrations since the 1989 revolution that brought down communism. There's widespread anger over ...

What do Romanians think of country's corruption controversy? - euronews

Ion Sava, 35, a civil engineer, told Euronews: “The protests stems from the sneaky and abusive way in which they did it, over the parliament and with interference with the judicial branch, so that it may save their boss, Dragnea, from going to jail ...

Protests Continue After Romania Relaxes Corruption Law - Balkan Insight

An emergency decree approved by Romania's Social Democratic government reducing the penalties for corruption sparked protests and prompted angry reactions from the president, opposition and magistrates. Ana Maria Touma. BIRN. Bucharest ...

Romanian magistrates challenge move to decriminalise corruption - Irish Times

More than 250,000 Romanians demonstrated on Wednesday against a government decree decriminalising some graft offences, seen as the biggest retreat on reforms since the country joined the European Union in 2007. Romania's top judicial watchdog, the ...

Romania political crisis|EC President Juncker 'greatly concerned' with latest developments - Business Review

In a February 1 statement released by President Jean-Claude Juncker and First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the two EU officials stressed that the irreversibility of the progress against corruption is essential for the European Commission. “The ...

Thousands protest as Romania scraps anti-corruption rules - EUobserver

More than 10,000 people gathered in front of the government's headquarter to protest against the easing of anti-corruption rules. (Photo: Paul Arne Wagner). By Aleksandra Eriksson. BRUSSELS, 1. Feb, 09:23. Protests erupted in Bucharest on Tuesday (31 ...

'27 years of corruption is enough': Romanians on why they are protesting - The Guardian

Thousands of Romanians have spent six nights marching in towns and cities across the country. We asked them why. People carry effigies depicting Social Democratic party leader Liviu Dragnea, former president Ion Iliescu,. People in Bucharest carry ...

Cambridge residents and students protest in solidarity with Romania corruption rallies - Cambridge News

Protesters gathered in Cambridge city centre to challenge a contentious corruption decree by the Romanian government. Romanian residents held placards and sang songs on King's Parade on Sunday (February 6) in opposition to the new law. The decree ...