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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(...)

People celebrate the resignation of the prime minister, Robert Fico, and his government, during a rally in Bratislava, Slovakia, last week. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo

Slovak president Andrej Kiska has approved nominations for a new government, delivering a breakthrough in a political crisis triggered by the murder (...)

Candles sit in front of a photo of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée during an anti-government rally in Bratislava, Slovakia, last week. The country-wide protests demand a thorough investigation into the shooting deaths of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova, whose bodies were found in their home on February 25th. Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Robert Fico flashed the cameras a broad grin after resigning as Slovakia’s prime minister last Thursday. He looked like a politician who had outsmarte(...)

New Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila in the parliament in Bucharest on Monday. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via Reuters

Romania has its first female prime minister after deputies approved a new government led by Viorica Dancila, but she will face close EU scrutiny and (...)

Viorica Dancila, the newly appointed Romanian prime minister with Liviu Dragnea, the leader of the ruling Social Democrat Party: new government will face widespread public discontent and growing EU scrutiny. Photograph: Octav Gane AFP/Getty

Thousands of Romanians are expected to protest on Saturday against sweeping legal and judicial reforms, as the country weathers more political uncerta(...)

A demonstrator holds a placard stating “Dissolve the Bolshevik Parliament (Down with Parliamentary Dictatorship)” as people protest by  the Romanian Parliament in Bucharest on December 21st, 2017. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty

Romanian civil society leaders have urged the country’s prime minister, Mihai Tudose, to sack his justice minister and halt reforms that they fear wil(...)

People hold a large EU  flag during a protest joined by hundreds in Bucharest on Sunday night.  Photograph: Vadim Ghirda/AP

Romanians have vowed to continue protesting against government plans for judicial reform, after scuffling with police to block the construction of a C(...)

People  shout anti-government slogans during a protest against government and corruption in front of the Romanian government headquarters in Bucharest this week. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

The leaders of Romania’s ruling parties have rejected sharp US criticism of their plans for judicial reform, which have sparked major street protests (...)

Protesters wave flags and placards while shouting anti-government slogans during a protest against government in downtown Bucharest, Romania on Sunday. Photograph: Robert  Ghement/EPA

Romania’s ruling party has defended its controversial plan for judicial reform, after street protests against the move threatened to pitch the countr(...)

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