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Romanian prime minister Mihai Tudose leaving the Social Democrats’ headquarters after consultations over his cabinet reshuffle in Bucharest, Romania, on Monday. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romanian premier Mihai Tudose has pushed ahead with a cabinet reshuffle after the latest corruption scandal to rock the government revealed a rumblin(...)

Romania’s prime minister, Sorin Grindeanu, prepares to leave Parliament Palace  after addressing the lawmakers of both parliament chambers as he faces a no-confidence vote in Bucharest. Photograph:  Robert Ghement/EPA

Romania’s parliament toppled the government of Sorin Grindeanu on Wednesday, backing a no-confidence motion brought by his fellow Social Democrats ami(...)

Romania’s prime minister Sorin Grindeanu has refused to back down in a power struggle with party leader Liviu Dragnea. Photograph: Bogdan Cristel/EPA

A turbulent year for Romanian politics has taken another startling turn, with the ruling party asking parliament on Sunday to oust its own government.(...)

Romanian protesters turn on the lights of  mobile phones while standing under coloured papers during a protest in front of government headquarters in Bucharest on Sunday. Photograph: Mihai Barbu/EPA

The populism that is on the charge in the United States and much of Europe, putting pressure on the rule of law and civil society, has hit the buffer(...)

Bucharest, Romania: Anti-government protesters wear T-shirts emblazoned with  a quote attributed to Thomas Jefferson: “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty”. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

Radu Dinescu was already in bed when Romanian media broke the news. “When I heard what the government had done I got up, got dressed and came straigh(...)

People protest against the government in Bucharest on Tuesday night, in the latest in a series of demonstrations that are the biggest in the city since the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989. Photograph:  Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Romania’s government has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote and urged the country to return to business as usual following its biggest stree(...)

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis addresses the joint chambers of the Romanian parliament, in Bucharest, Romania on Tuesday. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea/Reuters

Romania’s president Klaus Iohannis has lambasted its government over a crisis that sparked the nation’s biggest protests in a generation, but stopped (...)

Children hold balloons in the colours of the Romanian flag as people protest against the government’s contentious corruption decree in Bucharest, Romania.  Photograph:  Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Romania’s government has scrapped an emergency decree to soften anti-corruption legislation, which sparked the country’s biggest protests since its 1(...)

 Romanian riot police clash with protesters during a huge demonstration against controversial decrees to pardon corrupt politicians and decriminalise other offences in front of the government headquarters in Bucharest on Wednesday. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Romania’s government on Thursday rejected calls to withdraw a decree that critics say marks a major retreat on anti-corruption reforms, standing its g(...)

Protesters gather in front of government headquarters in Bucharest, Romania: More than 250,000 people took to the streets on Wednesday to voice disapproval of a decree decriminalising a number of graft offences. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

More than 250,000 Romanians demonstrated on Wednesday against a government decree decriminalising some graft offences, seen as the biggest retreat on (...)

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