Liviu Dragnea

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Romanian PM Viorica Dancila, surrounded by her cabinet members, as they pay their respects for dead soldiers at the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Bucharest, Romania, on October 25th. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila has called for a “truce” between her government and its opponents, in response to fears in Brussels that the c(...)

A woman is followed by her daughters while casting her ballot during the family re-definition referendum at a polling station in Bucharest. Photograph: Bogdan Cristel/EPA

A referendum to change Romania’s constitution to prevent same-sex couples from securing the right to marry failed to draw enough voters to validate th(...)

Romanian elderly women  marching during a support rally for the family redefinition referendum planned for this weekend, southeast of Bucharest, on Thursday. Photograph:  Robert Ghement/EPA

Romania’s government is coming under fire from rights groups and members of the European Parliament for backing a referendum this weekend on whether t(...)

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(...)

People protest in front of the Romanian Government headquarters in Bucharest on Wednesday. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

The leader of Romania’s ruling party has threatened to launch impeachment proceedings against the country’s president, Klaus Iohannis, after he condem(...)

Protesters gather outside the parliament in Bucharest on Wednesday during a no-confidence vote in the government, which it defeated. Photograph: Octav Ganea via Reuters

Romania’s five-month-old Social Democrat (PSD) government defeated a parliamentary motion of no-confidence on Wednesday while thousands rallied outsi(...)

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(...)

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