Special series

Romania: People Power

An insider's view of Romania's fierce fight against corruption and for radical change.

Europe

EU court blasts Romania for domestic-violence apathy

European Court for Human Rights finds lack of commitment in Romania to address domestic assault despite legal framework.

ECHR highlights Romanian domestic-violence failures

Europe

Romania withdraws plan to pardon corrupt officials

Demonstrators force Senate committee to change vote on amendment to pardon officials convicted of corruption.

Romania withdraws amendment pardoning corrupt officials

The Listening Post

The challenges of reporting on Romania's corruption

Are Romania's media outlets caught in a conflict of interest when reporting the country's top news story?

The Listening Post

Westminster attack: The media's 'terror' template

The attack in Westminster saw British media revert to a familiar template. Plus, Romania's media challenges politicians.

Opinion

Romania: The second fall of Ceausescu

The 2017 protests in Romania mirror the 1989 ones. They both brought down a corrupt kleptocratic order.

Cristian Popescu

by Cristian Popescu

Cristian Popescu

Europe

Romania to hold referendum on corruption after rallies

Politicians back a vote on anti-corruption reforms after weeks of angry protests at attempts to sideline graft laws.

Romania: Parliament approves anti-corruption referendum

Politics

Romanians defy freezing weather to protest for 13th day

At least 60,000 gather in Bucharest to call for the government's resignation for trying to curb anti-corruption fight.

Europe

Anti-government protests continue in Romania

Protesters brave freezing temperatures as they take to the streets against attempts to water down anti-corruption laws.

Opinion

Romania, Bulgarians are jealous

As they watched across the Danube River, Bulgarians wished they could do what the Romanians spectacularly did.

Maria Spirova

by Maria Spirova

Maria Spirova

Politics

Romania's justice minister quits as protests continue

Florin Iordache, co-architect of controversial corruption measure that set off rallies, resigns citing 'public opinion'.

Justice minister Florin Iordache resigns after protests

Politics

Romania government survives no-confidence vote

Motion follows biggest protests in decades against decree that would have decriminalised some corruption offences.

SDP-led government survives no-confidence vote

Protests

Romania protests: Voices from the street

Thousands demonstrating even after government repealed a decree that would have spared corrupt officials from jail.

Romania protests: Voices from the street

Opinion

Romania's gift of hope to the world

Romania's protests last week showed that its civic activism is mature enough to tackle severe abuses of power.

Claudia Ciobanu

by Claudia Ciobanu

Claudia Ciobanu

Politics

Romania government 'will not quit' despite mass rallies

Protesters vow to keep pressuring Romanian government, but ruling coalition head says prime minister has full support.

Government defies calls to quit despite mass rallies