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    1. June 8, 2015

      Romania’s PM Ponta dismisses corruption charges

      Victor Ponta, Romania’s prime minister, has dismissed as politically motivated a battery of corruption charges against...

    2. beyondbrics

      July 3, 2014

      Romania's Basescu: in hot water but should stay the course

      An attempted murder in a bar brawl; a president under siege after the arrest of his brother and son-in-law on graft...

    1. January 6, 2014

      Former Romanian prime minister jailed for taking bribes

      Romania’s former prime minister Adrian Nastase was jailed for a second time on Monday after a court sentenced him to...

    2. December 18, 2012

      Power play keeps Romania in spotlight

      He has called him a “compulsive liar” and said he would never back him as premier. Yet Traian Basescu, Romania’s...

    3. December 13, 2012

      Romanian PM urges president to avert crisis

      Victor Ponta, Romania’s prime minister, has urged the country’s president to avert a fresh constitutional crisis and...

    4. beyondbrics

      December 12, 2012

      Romania rallies on Ponta's victory

      Could the end to a grim year bring hope for beleaguered Romania? Markets have welcomed the ruling coalition’s landslide...

    5. December 10, 2012

      Poll landslide for Romania PM’s alliance

      In the latest backlash against austerity in central Europe, Romanians gave a landslide endorsement to a centre-left...

    6. beyondbrics

      December 9, 2012

      Romania: government set for landslide

      A thumping election victory looks set to put Romania’s ruling coalition back in power with a strong mandate, according...

    7. December 7, 2012

      Polls suggest win for Romania government

      Romania’s existing centre-left government is expected to win a comfortable victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday...

    8. beyondbrics

      December 5, 2012

      Romania's election: more of the same?

      Most Romanians will be pleased to see the back of 2012, a year that began with a bitter winter of street protests...

    9. November 26, 2012

      Romanian leaders signal truce

      Romania’s prime minister has vowed not to reignite a power struggle with the president that had sparked international...

    10. October 10, 2012

      Brussels to toughen rules for joining EU

      Brussels is to toughen the process for countries wishing to join the EU, after recent violations of the rule of law in...

    11. September 18, 2012

      Romania receives Schengen area setback

      Romania’s hopes of joining the EU’s Schengen passport-free zone this week were thwarted after several member states...

    12. August 21, 2012

      Romania’s president to be reinstated

      Romania’s suspended president will be reinstated after a supreme court ruling likely to reignite a power struggle with...

    13. beyondbrics

      August 21, 2012

      Romania: reprieve for Basescu

      Romanian president Traian Basescu has narrowly escaped the chop. The constitutional court ruled on Tuesday that the...

    14. August 12, 2012

      Romania: A Balkan imbroglio

      Late on June 20, police arrived at Adrian Nastase’s elegant Bucharest villa to take him to jail. The former prime...

    15. August 7, 2012

      Judges caught in Romania power struggle

      Romania’s constitutional court has complained of pressure including death threats against some of its judges, in a...

    16. August 6, 2012

      Romania steps in to strengthen leu

      The Romanian central bank waded into the currency markets to defend the leu following political infighting in the...

    17. beyondbrics

      August 6, 2012

      Romania: Ponta tightens grip on power

      Romania’s political crisis took a new turn on Monday as Victor Ponta, prime minister, replaced five members of his...

    18. August 2, 2012

      Romanian court leaves president suspended

      Romania’s constitutional court left President Traian Basescu suspended from office on Thursday when it postponed until...

    19. beyondbrics

      July 31, 2012

      London headlines

      * Wary Asia awaits central bank meetings * Chinese swimmer at centre of doping storm * Taiwan GDP unexpectedly shrinks...

    20. July 30, 2012

      Bucharest’s vote

      The power struggle at the top of Romania’s political scene reached its climax last weekend. Under ferocious heat,...

    21. July 30, 2012

      Romanian ructions turn focus on EU entry

      It is a crisis that has convulsed Romania and sparked concerns from Berlin to Washington over whether the EU’s...

    22. beyondbrics

      July 30, 2012

      Romania: relief for leu won't last

      The Romanian leu strengthened by as much as 1 per cent against the euro on Monday after preliminary results of the...

    23. beyondbrics

      July 30, 2012

      New York Headlines

      * Northern India crippled by power cuts * Romanian turnout to seal president’s fate * Businesses look beyond the EU for...

    24. July 29, 2012

      Romanian president survives impeachment poll

      Romania’s prime minister Victor Ponta said he would accept that a referendum his governing coalition had sought to...

    25. July 17, 2012

      Romanian premier pledges U-turn on law

      Romania’s prime minister has written to EU leaders vowing to reverse a series of controversial measures that Brussels...

    26. July 16, 2012

      EU increases pressure on Bucharest

      European leaders plan to send envoys to monitor Romania’s commitment to democracy in the country, officials said on...

    27. July 12, 2012

      Brussels urges Romania to protect democracy

      Romania’s prime minister faced urgent demands from European leaders on Thursday to address threats to democracy in one...

    28. July 11, 2012

      Romania’s PM vows to respect rule of law

      Romania’s prime minister has pledged to respect the rule of law in a bitter power struggle with the president that has...

    29. Brussels Blog

      July 11, 2012

      Romania, Hungary and democracy politics

      Romania's centre-left prime minister, Victor Ponta Just how should the EU react when a leader in a country like Romania...

    30. July 10, 2012

      Romania president gets impeachment lifeline

      Traian Basescu, Romania’s president, was on Tuesday handed a chance of surviving a referendum to impeach him later this...

    31. beyondbrics

      July 9, 2012

      Romania: political crisis raises economic questions

      Just as Hungary moved in from the cold a little on Friday, opening the way for talks on a new IMF/EU support package,...

    32. beyondbrics

      July 9, 2012

      Romania: leu low as tensions run high

      The Romanian leu has started what could be a tense week in Bucharest by trading near the record lows it reached on...

    33. July 8, 2012

      Fears grow for democracy in Romania

      First it was Hungary. Now there are worrying signs that democracy and the rule of law may be going off the rails in...

    34. July 6, 2012

      Romania president faces impeachment poll

      Romania’s parliament voted on Friday to suspend the president and triggered a national referendum to impeach him, in an...

    35. beyondbrics

      July 5, 2012

      London headlines

      * Scientists bask in ‘god particle’ discovery * Ukrainians clash over use of Russian * Romania premier steps up feud...

    36. July 4, 2012

      Romania premier steps up feud with president

      A power struggle that has caused political turmoil in Romania intensified on Wednesday as prime minister Victor Ponta’s...

    37. April 27, 2012

      Romania coalition collapses

      Romania’s government became the latest victim of a European backlash against austerity as it was toppled in a...

    38. beyondbrics

      April 27, 2012

      Romania: government falls amid public anger at austerity

      The Romanian leu suffered its biggest one-day fall this year after the government unexpectedly collapsed in a...

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