BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The chairman of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party has named a new leftist government, yet many ministers are keeping their jobs despite being criticized for alleged underperformance.
Liviu Dragnea, who heads the Social Democrats, can't be prime minister due to a 2016 conviction for vote-rigging, but he retains control behind the scenes. His ally, Prime Minister-designate Mihai Tudose, will keep many of the ministers in outgoing Premier Sorin Grindeanu's Cabinet.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister and his government were ousted Wednesday in a no-confidence vote submitted by members of his own party.
A total of 241 lawmakers approved the motion, more than the 233 votes required. The governing Social Democratic Party filed the motion to oust Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, saying that he had failed to implement the party's political agenda.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's ruling party has lost key support from a party that it was counting on to support a vote of no-confidence — against the ruling party's own government.
That makes it harder for the ruling Social Democratic Party to oust Premier Sorin Grindeanu in the vote on Wednesday.
Talks broke down between the Union of Democratic Hungarians in Romania and the Social Democrats on Tuesday after they failed to agree on extra benefits for ethnic Hungarians.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A senior government official in Romania on Monday called on lawmakers not to oust the prime minister in a no-confidence vote this week called by members of his own party.
Government general-secretary Victor Ponta, a former premier, told The Associated Press in an interview that Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu is a guarantor of stability and predictability in the East European country.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's ruling party submitted a no-confidence vote against its own government Sunday after it withdrew its support for the prime minister.
Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu has refused to quit, sparking a political crisis.
Mihai Fifor, a Senator of the center-left Social Democratic Party read out the motion against Grindeanu, who is accused of not implementing the party's program. Parliament will vote Wednesday on whether to dismiss the government.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's ruling party moved Thursday to introduce a no-confidence vote against its own government after it withdrew support for Premier Sorin Grindeanu but he refused to resign.
The chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea, said Grindeanu, in office since January, failed to implement the party's governing program.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's ruling party withdrew political support for Premier Sorin Grindeanu and his Cabinet on Wednesday after the party's leader said he had lost confidence in the government, throwing the country into a political crisis.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Some 200 taxis and buses have parked outside the government offices in Romania's capital, Bucharest, demanding that Uber and other online taxi services be outlawed in the country.
Transport in the already crowded city was disrupted Wednesday morning as the protest, scheduled to last until the evening, got underway.
Drivers arrived early and parked their yellow taxis and blew vuvuzela horns in protest. Some met Premier Sorin Grindeanu to present their demands.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government is committed to judicial and other reforms that would end a decade-long monitoring process of the EU member, a top EU official said Thursday.
Frans Timmermans, European Union First Vice President and European Commissioner for the rule of law, said Romania is "in the final, final meters of this long marathon," after talks with Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu and Justice Minister Tudorel Toader.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — About 2,000 people have gathered in the Romanian capital to offer support to the anti-corruption authority and protest a proposal to grant amnesty to prisoners convicted of graft.
Protesters assembled outside government offices Sunday evening and later marched through the capital, waving Romanian flags yelling "Resignation!" and "We won't give up!" and "You thieves!"
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of people turned out for a pro-government rally Saturday in southern Romania, hoping to boost the popularity of the center-left government following massive anti-corruption protests.
Braving the pouring rain, supporters of the ruling Social Democratic Party gathered in the town of Targoviste, a party stronghold, and sang patriotic songs to voice their support for Premier Sorin Grindeanu's two-month-old government.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Nearly 1,300 officials were sent to trial last year in Romania in corruption cases with damages amounting to 260 million euros ($273 million), the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor said Thursday.
Laura Kovesi Codruta, who heads the country's anti-graft agency, said three ministers, 17 lawmakers, 16 magistrates and 20 state company officials were among high-level cases targeted by the agency last year.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has nominated a former judge for justice minister after the man who held that position resigned over massive anti-corruption protests sparked by a decree that would have diluted the anti-graft fight.
Premier Sorin Grindeanu said Wednesday that he had nominated Tudorel Toader, a former judge of the constitutional court and not a member of the ruling Social Democrat party, to take over the justice portfolio.