Category Archives: Romania

Romania | What does it happen in Romania? The January 2017 protests

by Ana Bazac

On 18 January 2017, the Government has imposed two projects of Emergency Ordinances: stipulating the pardon of the most important corruptions acts, and abolishing the conflict of interest and the abuse of office as corruption guilt, as well as any possibility of recovery of the material prejudices from the culprits. The two ordinances had, certainly, in view many members of the political “elite” – and this “dedication” has generated legitimate emotions – but people were indignant against the open infringement of the principles of the law which constitute a necessary form of their defence. The law is, obviously (and people understand this), the result of relations of forces, but to annul just the elements which represent the public control over the rulers and allow their punishment is a sign of extreme arrogance on behalf of them.

Romania | A long period of far-right rule ends up in Romania

On Sunday at the parliament elections in Romania the Social Democrat Party (PSD) gains highest vote scores and together with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) might form the parliamentary majority.

PSD obtained 45.9 % of votes for the Chamber of Deputies and 46.1 % for the Senate, while the National Liberal Party (PNL) has obtained 20.3 % of the vote for the Senate and 19.9 % of the vote for the Chamber of Deputies after the processing of 99 percent of the votes.

Romania | Romania: Anti-austerity strike wave culminates in huge public sector strike

by Alex Moldovan

The severe austerity implemented in Romania in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, carried out on the backs of working people, has spurred a period of accelerated economic growth and rising profits but it has been at the expense of the hard strapped workers of Romania. In this context the pent up anger and frustration has led to the calling of indefinite strikes in the public sector, starting today.

US moves nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania

By Georgi Gotev, Joel Schalit

Two independent sources told EurActiv.com that the US has started transferring nuclear weapons stationed in Turkey to Romania, against the background of worsening relations between Washington and Ankara .

UK | Gang Selling AK-47s ‘Bound For Western Europe’

As Britain’s security services warn of potential Paris-style terror attacks in the UK, Sky News has been told by eastern European mafia gangs that demand for their military grade weapons across Europe has rocketed in two years – and they will supply to anyone.