Victor Ponta

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An elderly woman prepares to cast her ballot  in Sintesti, near Bucharest. Photograph: Bogdan Cristel/EPA

Romania’s Social Democrats (PSD) overcame corruption scandals to secure a strong victory in Sunday’s parliamentary election, exit polls suggest. Two (...)

Tributes to the 64 people who died in October 2015 when a fire ripped through the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest, Romania. It was housed inside an old shoe factory called Pionerul. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The photographs and flowers are fading now at a makeshift shrine to 64 people who died when fire engulfed Bucharest’s Colectiv nightclub in October 20(...)

Head of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi: For most Romanians, the agency’s work represents a long overdue reckoning with a venal elite that has bled the country dry. Photograph:  Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty

Camera crews and journalists do not gather each morning outside a certain Bucharest building to wait for anyone in particular, but because headline n(...)

Protesters demonstrate against the political class and Romanian authorities  in Bucharest. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest protests in Romania since its 1989 revolution are expected to continue this weekend, as the country’s president and political parties h(...)

A  crowd of protesters during a rally in reaction to the nightclub fire  in front of government headquarters in Bucharest, on Tuesday night. Photograph: EPA

Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta quit on Wednesday in a surprise move that will probably produce a new cabinet led by a technocrat, after street (...)

A child cries as migrants force their way through police lines at Tovarnik station to board a train bound for Zagreb, Croatia,   September 17th, 2015. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Croatia has said it will close its border with Serbia if another 8,000 migrants enter the newest EU member in one day, interior minister Ranko Ostoji(...)

Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta enters the national anti-corruption prosecutors office  in Bucharest, Romania.  Photograph: Vadim Ghirda/AP

Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta has been charged with forgery and serving as an accessory to tax evasion and money-laundering, further tarnishing(...)

 Victor Ponta’s government’s planned sweeping tax cuts in Romania will be at the centre of IMF talks in July. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Victor Ponta’s leftist government easily survived a no-confidence motion in Romania’s parliament on Friday, securing the prime minister’s political im(...)

Klaus Iohannis shortly after the swearing-in ceremony, in Bucharest, Romania. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Centre-right politician Klaus Iohannis was sworn in as Romania’s president on Sunday, promising to crack down on corruption and strengthen institution(...)

Protesters during demonstrations against fracking  in Barlad, Romania.  Photograph: Cristian Movila/The New York Times

Vlasa Mircia, the mayor of the destitute village of Pungesti in eastern Romania, thought he had struck it rich when US energy giant Chevron showed up (...)

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