Laura Codruta Kovesi’s bid to lead the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office has been opposed due to her alleged misdemeanours at the national anti-corruption agency. File photograph: Adrian Catu/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union is closely monitoring its presidency holder, Romania, where the former head of the national anti-corruption agency (DNA) has been p(...)

Laura Codruta Kovesi, former head of Romania’s anti-corruption agency, has been named by a selection panel of experts as its first choice to lead the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

The former head of Romania’s anti-corruption agency has been tipped for a prestigious role as European chief prosecutor, despite opposition from a sca(...)

Romanian Social Democrat Party leader Liviu Dragnea and Romania’s prime minister, Viorica Dancila. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescuu/AFP/Getty Images

As the European Union braces for what is likely to be a tumultuous year, its presidency has passed to a country that is enduring turbulent times of it(...)

Liviu Dragnea, who controls the Romanian government from behind the scenes. Photograph: Liviu Florin Albein/Iquam Photos via Reuters

The European Parliament will discuss Romania’s recent raft of controversial judicial reforms on Wednesday, following withering criticism of the Buchar(...)

Liviu Dragnea guides the government from behind the scenes. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Liviu Dragnea is set to remain the de facto leader of Romania’s government after surviving a challenge from rebels inside his ruling Social Democratic(...)

People protesting in Bucharest: President Klaus Iohannis said “brutal intervention” of riot police was “strongly disproportionate”. Photograph:  Octav Dragan/via Reuters

Romanian prosecutors are investigating the role of police officers and protesters in clashes that injured more than 450 people during an anti-governme(...)

Laura Codruta Kovesi, Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor,  after the president  sacked her on Monday in Bucharest.  Photograph:  Adrian Catu/AFP/Getty Images

Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi has urged compatriots and colleagues not to abandon the fight against graft, after she(...)

Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party leader Liviu Dragnea: sentenced last week for involvement in an abuse of office scandal. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Liviu Florin Albei

Political tension in Romania is rising after ruling party chief Liviu Dragnea vowed to push ahead with deeply controversial reforms, despite President(...)

Pro-government supporter holds cutouts of Romanian president Klaus Iohannis and head of anti-corruption agency Laura Codruta Kovesi dressed as prisoners at a meeting organised by the PSD  ruling party in Bucharest. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty

More than 150,000 Romanians have taken to the streets in rival rallies as tension grows over government efforts to oust the country’s chief anti-corru(...)

Protesters shouting anti-government slogans in front of the Romanian government headquarters in Bucharest on May 30th. Photograph:  Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Civil society groups in Romania have appealed to its president to hold urgent talks on the faltering fight against graft, as its populist government s(...)

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