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Romanian Lawmakers Move to Impeach President

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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A coalition of Romanian lawmakers are moving to try to impeach President Traian Basescu, as part of a power struggle with the country’s prime minister. The coalition’s action is the latest move in a month-long campaign of attacks by Prime Minister Victor Ponta against the President Basescu. Lawmakers from the three-party Liberal Social Union , […]

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Former Romanian PM Stable After Suicide Attempt

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Romanian prime minister Adrian Nastase has undergone surgery and is in stable condition, a day after he shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt. Doctors in Bucharest said Thursday that they successfully operated on Nastase’s gunshot wounds, which he inflicted on himself Wednesday as police tried to take him to jail for corruption. Prior […]

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Former Romanian PM Attempts Suicide After Court Upholds Jail Sentence

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Romanian prime minister Adrian Nastase shot himself Wednesday in an apparent suicide attempt after the Supreme Court upheld a two-year prison sentence for corruption. Romanian media report Nastase shot himself in the throat at his home while police sat in another room. His lawyer says Nastase is conscious in a Bucharest hospital, but his […]

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New Romanian PM Begins Forming Government

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Romania’s newly appointed prime minister has begun talks on forming a new government, after weeks of nationwide protests forced his predecessor to resign. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu met with coalition parties Tuesday. He had previously served as the head of Romania’s foreign intelligence service, and was named prime minister Monday by Romanian President Traian Basescu. Former […]

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Romania’s PM Resigns Following Protests

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Romania’s prime minister has resigned after weeks of nationwide protests of his government’s tough austerity measures. Addressing his Cabinet Monday, Prime Minister Emil Boc said he will give up his mandate, saying he is resigning to “ease the social situation.” Mr. Boc’s announcement follows protests by thousands of Romanians who have braved freezing temperatures in […]

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Romania Sentences Former Prime Minister for Corruption

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Romania’s Supreme Court has sentenced former prime minister Adrian Nastase to two years in jail for corruption. Nastase was charged with using $2 million in state funds to finance his failed 2004 election campaign. The former prime minister has denied any wrongdoing, saying the case was politically motivated. He says he will appeal the decision. […]

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Romania is Digging Out From a Blizzard

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Snow plows in Romania are battling blizzard conditions Thursday, as they assist hundreds of stranded motorists. Streets across Romania are littered with vehicles that are stuck or have been abandoned. The snowstorm, along with icing conditions, has disrupted flights and caused train delays in and out of Bucharest, the capital. The Associated Press says a […]

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Romanians Rally in Latest Anti-Government Protest

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Romanians have rallied in the capital, Bucharest, to demand the government resign, the latest in a wave of protests against spending cuts and other tough austerity measures. At least 2,000 people gathered outside government headquarters Tuesday to demand Prime Minister Emil Boc and President Traian Basescu step down. Mr. Boc has made some […]

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Romanian PM Fires Foreign Minister for Insulting Protesters

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc has fired his foreign minister for insulting comments he made about anti-government protesters, who have taken to the streets to demonstrate against spending cuts and other austerity measures. Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi wrote on his Internet blog last week that Romanians who work for a living will decide the country’s […]

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Romanians Continue Anti-Government Protests

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Romanians endured heavy snow Saturday to hold another day of protests against spending cuts and other austerity measures, including a controversial health reform bill. The protesters in the capital, Bucharest, gathered for the ninth consecutive day to voice their anger at the government of President Traian Basescu and call for early elections. Some […]

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