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Gov’t adopts on the sly emergency ordinance decriminalizing the abuse of office, pardon bill. Ample rallies nationwide. President Iohannis: A day of mourning for the rule of law

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Thousands took to the streets all in a breath in Bucharest, other cities to voice outrage. Despite massive street rallies, criticism in the media and warnings from the judiciary top authorities, as well as from the EC and foreign officials ...

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Where is the worst penitentiary in Romania and where is the most modern one?


Amid controversies and debates on the prison overcrowding and the opportunity of pardon, the head of the National Penitentiary Administration revealed which is the penitentiary facing the harshest conditions in the country and which is the most modern one. According ...

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Cupru Min posts the highest annual output ever

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For Romanian-state company Cupru Min, 2016 was a year of positive records, amid an unfavorable economic context. Abrud-based company that operates the Rosia Poieni deposit, where are 60 percent of Romania’s copper reserves, recorded last year the largest annual copper ...

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Two magistrate associations want several CSAT decisions declassified


The Association of Magistrates in Romania (AMR) and the National Union of Judges in Romania (UNJR) sent a letter to President Klaus Iohannis asking him to “declassify all CSAT decisions through which the intelligence services have been assigned responsibilities to ...

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Self-styled International King of Roma sends letter to US President Trump saying his people want to built the wall between the US and Mexico

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The self-styled International King of Roma, Dorin Cioaba, has sent a letter to US President Donald Trump stating that Roma want to work on building the wall between the US and Mexico, because they don’t have jobs and their financial ...

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President Iohannis tells young magistrates to resist pressures, politicians are transient

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President Klaus Iohannis has told the young National Institute of Magistracy graduates on Tuesday to resist pressures coming from politicians, adding that politicians are only transient. Iohannis said that judges and prosecutors need to be landmarks of morality in the ...

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Donald Trump, compared with Romanian ex-communist ruler Nicolae Ceausescu


British Minister of Foreign Affairs, Boris Johnson compared the US President Donald Trump with Romanian former communist ruler Nicolae Ceausescu. The awkward comparison was made during a meeting in the House of Commons, when the British FM referred to Trump’s ...

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Hidroelectrica rejects charges of abuse of dominant position in the energy market

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The officials of Romanian state-controlled hydropower producer Hidroelectrica, point out that the company sold energy on exchange at market price. Moreover, Hidroelectrica has not made abuse of dominant position on the market, as it activated in the field at the ...

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France 2 investigation: Romanian virgin forests become furniture in the homes of rich Europeans

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A comprehensive reportage released last week by France 2 shows how the large furniture manufacturers in the world, which claim to promote responsible management of forests, are purchasing illegally harvested timber from Romanian forests. The ‘Cash Investigation’ journalists started from ...

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