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Voting by correspondence, rejected by the Chamber of Deputies

The Chamber of Deputies rejected on Tuesday the draft law on voting by correspondence for Romanians living or having the residency abroad. The draft law was rejected by 203 votes against, 84 abstentions and 8 votes for. The draft law ...

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President-elect Klaus Iohannis tops the confidence standings

President-elect Klaus Iohannis is leading the confidence chart, followed by Mugur Isarescu and Victor Ponta. On the other hand, PNL (made up by PNL and PDL) would win the general elections if they’d take place next week, reveals an opinion ...

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UK expresses openness to support Romania in fighting against corruption

Prime Minister David Cameron has transmitted to President Klaus Iohannis, in his congratulatory message, that UK is ready to support him in fighting corruption, increasing accountability and in improving transparency, stating at the same time that he looks forward to ...

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PM’s statement on Iohannis incompatibility affected the judiciary independence

Romanian premier Victor Ponta’s statements according to which Klaus Iohannis will be declared incompatible by the Supreme Court have affected the Justice’ s independence, the Judicial Inspection ruled on Tuesday. Magistrates of the Judicial Inspections argue that the limits of ...

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International Anti-Corruption Day: Envoys in Bucharest say Romanians must still work to reinforce rule of law

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Dean Thompson, the Ambassador of the Netherlands Matthijs van Bonzel and the Ambassador of the United Kingdom, Paul Brummell have sent on Monday a message for December 9 on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day ...

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President-elect Johannis, PM Ponta plead for constitutional revision

President-elect Klaus Johannis pleaded on Monday for constitutional revision in the coming period of time, in a message released on Constitution Day. Johannis said the constitution has passed the test of time but “it has some unfortunate amendments, as well ...

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Writer Tatiana Niculescu Bran, Iohannis’ new spokesperson

Writer and ex- BBC journalist Tatiana Niculescu Bran announced on his Facebook page that the Romanian President-elect Klaus Iohannis proposed her to be his spokesperson and communication aide at Cotroceni Palace. The information was confirmed by persons in Iohannis’ staff ...

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A new left-wing party in sight

Businessman and former PSD MP Sebastian Ghi?? told Romania TV on Sunday night that he would start gathering signatures starting January in order to set up a new left-wing party. Romania TV owner also said he would not come back ...

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Tariceanu’s party targets ‘heavy’ Finance, Transports and Economy portfolios

Senate Speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu said that his Liberal Progressive Party (PLR), who recently joined the ruling coalitions, would target Finance, Economy and Transports ministries, but he wouldn’t say no to Culture and Education portfolios either in case of reshuffle. ...

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PM Ponta says he would resign if DNA starts penal investigation against him for vote in Diaspora

PM Victor Ponta stated on Saturday evening he would resign if the National Anti-corruption Department (DNA) starts the penal investigation against him for the vote in Diaspora during the presidential elections. Ponta said the government cannot be run by a ...

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