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

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

ReutersRomanian government urges calm after graft U-turn, protests persistReutersBUCHAREST 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.and more »

Romanian government refuses to resign despite ongoing protests - Deutsche Welle;

Romanian government refuses to resign despite ongoing protests - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleRomanian government refuses to resign despite ongoing protestsDeutsche WelleThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

euronewsHow Romania is developing its own culture of protest: vieweuronewsThat 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 ...and more »

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

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

RTE.ieAround 500000 attend sixth night of Romania protestsRTE.ieAn 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 ...and more »

'Half a million' attend Romania protests - Yahoo News;

'Half a million' attend Romania protests - Yahoo News

Yahoo News'Half a million' attend Romania protestsYahoo NewsBucharest (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 ...and more »

Socialists repeal corruption decree in Romania - Deutsche Welle;

Socialists repeal corruption decree in Romania - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleSocialists repeal corruption decree in RomaniaDeutsche WelleIn 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 ...and more »

Calls for resignations in Romania - San Diego Jewish World;

Calls for resignations in Romania - San Diego Jewish World

San Diego Jewish WorldCalls for resignations in RomaniaSan Diego Jewish WorldRomania 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 ...and more »

Romania scraps Corruption Decree amid massive protests - Vatican Radio;

Romania scraps Corruption Decree amid massive protests - Vatican Radio

Vatican RadioRomania scraps Corruption Decree amid massive protestsVatican 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 ...and more »

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

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

The IndependentRomanian government scraps controversial corruption decree after thousands join days of mass protestThe IndependentAfter 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 ...and more »

Mass Protests Force Romania to Scrap Law Decriminalizing Graft - Fortune;

Mass Protests Force Romania to Scrap Law Decriminalizing Graft - Fortune

FortuneMass Protests Force Romania to Scrap Law Decriminalizing GraftFortuneRomania'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 ...and more »

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

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

Boston HeraldRomania govt vows to repeal law that goes easy on corruptionBoston HeraldDemonstrator 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 ...and more »

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

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

Newstalk 106-108 fmRomanians promise protests 'every day'Newstalk 106-108 fmA 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 ...and more »

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

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

San Diego Jewish WorldRomanian minister quits over government corruption stanceSan Diego Jewish WorldA 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 ...and more »

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

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

euronewsWhat do Romanians think of country's corruption controversy?euronewsIon 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 ...and more »

Protests Continue After Romania Relaxes Corruption Law - Balkan Insight;

Protests Continue After Romania Relaxes Corruption Law - Balkan Insight

Balkan InsightProtests Continue After Romania Relaxes Corruption LawBalkan InsightAn 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 ...and more »

Romanian magistrates challenge move to decriminalise corruption - Irish Times;

Romanian magistrates challenge move to decriminalise corruption - Irish Times

Irish TimesRomanian magistrates challenge move to decriminalise corruptionIrish TimesMore 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 ...and more »

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

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

Business ReviewRomania political crisis|EC President Juncker 'greatly concerned' with latest developmentsBusiness ReviewIn 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 ...and more »

Thousands protest as Romania scraps anti-corruption rules - EUobserver;

Thousands protest as Romania scraps anti-corruption rules - EUobserver

EUobserverThousands protest as Romania scraps anti-corruption rulesEUobserverMore 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 ...and more »

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

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

The Guardian'27 years of corruption is enough': Romanians on why they are protestingThe GuardianThousands 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 ...and more »

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

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

Cambridge NewsCambridge residents and students protest in solidarity with Romania corruption ralliesCambridge NewsProtesters 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 ...and more »