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Klaus Iohannis: a fierce critic of the PSD’s bid to weaken anti-graft laws and increase political control over Romania’s courts. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea

The European Union has welcomed the re-election of Romanian president Klaus Iohannis on pledges to fight corruption and work closely with the bloc, as(...)

 Romanian prime minister Ludovic Orban’s cabinet aims to lead the country until elections next year. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romania’s parliament has approved a new government under the leadership of prime minister Ludovic Orban, as his centre-right National Liberal party (P(...)

Romanian lawmakers: The PSD’s focus on watering down anti-corruption legislation and increasing government control over the judiciary drew criticism from Brussels and Washington. Photograph: Robert Ghement

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis is expected to appoint opposition chief Ludovic Orban as the country’s next prime minister, after welcoming parliame(...)

Romania’s prime minister and Social Democracy Party (PSD) leader Viorica Dancila: has tried to distance herself from Liviu  Dragnea, suspending reforms he masterminded and reassuring Brussels of her pro-EU outlook. Photograph: Robert Ghement

Romania’s controversial government faces the threat of dismissal after its coalition partners divorced, leaving it vulnerable to a no-confidence vote (...)

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis:  “Romanians have clearly shown that Romania is a pro-European country.” Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw

Romania’s president, Klaus Iohannis, has urged its political parties to sign a “national agreement” to scrap sweeping justice reforms by a government (...)

Liviu Dragnea had dominated the PSD and ran the government from behind the scenes, engineering the removal of two prime ministers. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty

Liviu Dragnea, the head of Romania’s ruling party and de facto leader of its government, started a 3½-year jail sentence on Monday after a Bucharest c(...)

PSD leader Liviu Dragnea speaks during a press conference in Bucharest on Sunday after the closure of polling stations for the Europan parliament elections. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Romanians have delivered a rebuke to their ruling Social Democrats (PSD) by strongly backing opposition parties in the European elections and voting i(...)

 Croatian citizens at a political rally in  Zagreb. Photograph: Antonio Bat/ EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Manfred Weber, her compatriot and leader of the European People’s Party (EPP), rejected nationalism and advocated (...)

European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/File Photo/Reuters

Unless it mends its ways, Romania is set to become the third EU member state, alongside Hungary and Poland, to face disciplinary proceedings for breac(...)

Romanian magistrate Laura Codruta Kovesi, former DNA (National Anti-corruption Department) chief arrives at a police station in Bucharest on March 29th. Photograph: George Calin/AFP/Getty

Romania’s government has rejected sharp European and US criticism of its sweeping judicial reforms and its bid to stop the country’s most high-profile(...)

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