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Romanian prosecutors say at risk from new work requirements

Bucharest - Romanian prosecutors said they feared for their jobs and the rule of law after a new government ordinance increasing the years of professional experience required of them was published Tuesday.

Romania court says penal code changes unconstitutional

Bucharest - A number of changes to Romania's penal code recently pushed through by the ruling Social Democratic Party are unconstitutional, the country's highest court ruled Friday in a severe blow to the government.

Romania's plan to double pensions meets scepticism

Bucharest - Romania's government plans to double state pensions by 2022, it said Wednesday, approving a scheme to pump 30 billion euros a year into retirement funding, which economists fear could severely strain public finances.

Romania vote to restrict gay marriage fails: final results

Bucharest - A controversial Romanian referendum aimed at restricting the definition of marriage to exclude same-sex couples has failed after turnout fell well below the threshold, final results showed on Monday.

Low turnout casts doubt on Romania anti-gay marriage vote

Bucharest - Low turnout voided a referendum in Romania Sunday on restricting the definition of marriage to exclude same-sex unions, election officials said.Just 20.

Low turnout hits Romania gay marriage vote

Bucharest - Low turnout cast uncertainty over a referendum in Romania Sunday on restricting the definition of marriage to exclude same-sex unions.

Romania votes in controversial marriage referendum

Bucarest - Romanians voted Saturday in a referendum on whether to alter the constitution to define marriage as explicitly between a man and woman, in a move critics say will block same-sex marriage in future.

Gay community in Romania fears fallout from marriage referendum

Bucharest - Growing up gay in overwhelmingly Orthodox Romania was never easy for Cosmin Olteanu, but the 18-year-old student fears life could get worse when the country votes in a referendum to narrowly define marriage.

Romania's constitutional court backs rights for gay couples

Bucharest - Romania's constitutional court ruled Thursday that gay couples should have the same family rights as heterosexuals, a judgment that runs counter to a referendum next month seeking to interdict gay marriage.

Romania communist-era prison camp chief dies behind bars

Bucharest - The former head of a communist-era prison camp in Romania has died at the age of 90, while serving a 20-year jail sentence for crimes against humanity, officials said on Wednesday.

Romania charges police chiefs over violence against protesters

Bucharest - The head of Romania's riot police and three senior officials have been charged over the use of violence to break up an anti-government protest in Bucharest that left hundreds of people hurt, prosecutors said Friday.

Party urges top Romania politician Dragnea to resign

Bucharest - Leading figures within Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party on Wednesday called for the resignation of their chief, Liviu Dragnea, widely regarded as the country's most powerful politician.

Romania sets October date for anti-gay marriage referendum

Bucharest - The Romanian government announced Tuesday that its planned referendum to change the constitutional definition of "family", so as to prevent same-sex couples from marrying, will be held in October and spread over two days to maximise turnout.

'Sad day' as Poland banned from EU judicial body

Bucharest - Poland was banned Monday from the EU body representing the member states' judicial institutions over its perceived lack of independence after controversial government reforms.

Amnesty International calls upon Romania to stop the 'traditional family' referendum

Bucharest - Amnesty International said on Thursday that it will try to prevent Romania's planned referendum aimed at changing the definition of "family" for this will "breach international human rights standards" and make it impossible to legalise same-sex unions....

Romania gov't advisor compares president to Hitler

Bucharest - A Romanian government advisor sparked outrage Monday after posting a video clip comparing the country's president to Hitler as political tensions simmer after mass anti-corruption protests last month.

German foreign minister brands Trump's EU policy 'irritating'

Bucharest - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas again took aim at US President Donald Trump's foreign policy in a speech on Monday, branding his policies towards Europe "irritating".

Review: Armin van Buuren rocks seven-hour Untold Festival set on YouTube Special

World renowned DJ and producer Armin van Buuren played a seven-hour set at the Untold Festival, which was streamed live on YouTube.

Facing criticism, Romania's kingpin cries conspiracy

Bucharest - Faced with criticism of police violence against a massive anti-corruption protest, Romania's ruling party strongman Liviu Dragnea has raised eyebrows with a string of bizarre, unsubstantiated claims including a "failed coup" and an assassination plot.

Romanian PM denounces protests, defends police

Bucharest - Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has written a letter to the EU describing last week's protests in Bucharest as an attempt to overthrow the government and defending the handling of the demonstrations by the police, Romanian media reported on Fr...
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