Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila said she would meet leaders of magistrates’ associations on Monday to discuss the disputed reforms. Photograph: Octav Ganea/Reuters

Romanians held demonstrations on Sunday and judicial staff across the country prepared to stop work, in protest against sweeping reforms that they say(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

A rousing rendition of Ode to Joy in Bucharest’s spectacular domed Athenaeum concert hall ushered in Romania’s first EU presidency on Thursday night. (...)

Romanian Social Democrat Party leader Liviu Dragnea and Romania’s prime minister, Viorica Dancila. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescuu/AFP/Getty Images

As the European Union braces for what is likely to be a tumultuous year, its presidency has passed to a country that is enduring turbulent times of it(...)

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis salutes the honour guard during a military parade marking 100th Romania’s Great Union Day, in Bucharest. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis has called for a renewed fight against corruption, as his battle with the country’s scandal-plagued government cloud(...)

 Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila  and Social Democracy Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea. “I assure you that Romania is ready” for the presidency, said Ms Dancila. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romania’s leaders have clashed over the country’s readiness to hold the EU presidency from January, with president Klaus Iohannis claiming government (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Croatia’s prime minister Andrej Plenkovic: said it is “especially important” for Croatia “ to completely understand” all of Ireland’s concerns about the Border. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Croatia wants a final Brexit deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom that “suits the interests of Ireland”, Croatian prime minister And(...)

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