Category Archives: Romania

Romania | Romanian first post-communist president Ion Iliescu indicted for crimes against humanity in 1989 Revolution case

The man who took the reins of power in the wake of the anti-communist Revolution in Romania, Ion Iliescu, and three other high profile leaders of the December 1989 events have been indicted for crimes against humanity, the Prosecutor General’s office announced on Friday.

Romania | Romanian ‘unionism’: The dangerous secret of European nationalism

by Roman Ardelyan

December 7: When you hear the phrase “European nationalism,” what comes to your mind first? Most likely, you will remember Marine Le Pen and her supporters, Hungarian President Viktor Orban with his anti-migrant policies, and the German ultra-rightists who organized the pogroms in Chemnitz. What about the Romanian nationalists?

Romania | “The Maastricht Treaty has sent Romania back to the Middle Ages”

Romania and Bulgaria were integrated into the European Union over ten years ago, on the 1st of January 2007. Seventeen labour activists in Romania, particularly trade union leaders in the mining and energy sectors, draw up the balance sheet of these ten years. International Workers Committee quotes their statement:

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.