“Why Democracy” festival opened in Chisinau

The documentary film festival “Why Democracy” has been launched in Chisinau. According to the organizers, the aim of the event is to generate thematic debates in order to educate the population, IPN reports. Septimius Parvu, project manager at the Romanian Association “Expert Forum” that is the co-organizer of the festival, said that after viewing the ···

Romania al voto tra populismo e crisi

Superfavorito alle elezioni di oggi, le settime dalla fine del comunismo, il socialdemocratico Victor Ponta ha assunto la carica di primo ministro nel maggio scorso, dopo le rovinose cadute dei premier che lo hanno preceduto, Ungureanu e Boc. Ha fondato nel 2011, assieme al fedele alleato Crin Antonescu, l’Usl, sempre di più prima forza politica ···

Anger management

ROMANIANS are not often thought of as combustible folk. That may change after the country was overrun by street protests that show no sign of letting up. Bucharest, the capital, saw its worst violence for 20 years, as protesters burnt tyres and scuffled with riot police. Dozens were hurt and the city centre was damaged. ···

The fight over the judiciary

TRAIAN BASESCU, Romania’s president, has won a battle. But the political war between the head of state and the country’s prime minister is likely to continue. On August 21st the Constitutional Court declared invalid a referendum on Mr Basescu’s impeachment that was held on July 29th. Even though 88% of those who voted wanted Mr ···

Scontro a Bucarest, Basescu resta in sella

Come un’araba fenice, Traian Basescu rinasce dalle sue ceneri. È miseramente fallito in Romania, come nel 2007, il tentativo di rimuoverlo dalla carica di presidente della Repubblica, orchestrato dalla maggioranza di centrosinistra e dal premier Victor Ponta. Ieri la Corte costituzionale di Bucarest ha attestato infatti l’invalidità del referendum popolare sull’impeachment di Basescu, che avrebbe dovuto convalidare la sua destituzione dalla carica di presidente decisa dal Parlamento il 6 luglio scorso. ···

Guerre de chefs à Bucarest

La Commission européenne n’a pas pris de gants. Son dernier rapport sur la Roumanie, publié le 18 juillet, est accablant. La “classe politique tout entière” est invitée à faire la preuve de son “engagement” en faveur de la démocratie. Le nouveau Premier ministre, Victor Ponta, qui avait cru, ces dernières semaines, pouvoir changer les règles du jeu ···

En Roumanie, les abstentionnistes maîtres du jeu

Qu’ils se rendent aux urnes ou qu’ils les boudent, c’est maintenant aux Roumains et non plus à leurs seuls gouvernants d’écrire la suite du feuilleton qui a porté la marmite politique à pleine ébullition en une poignée de semaines. Dimanche, les électeurs sont convoqués par référendum pour avaliser, ou non, la destitution du président Traian ···

Romanian premier pledges U-turn on law

Romania’s prime minister has written to EU leaders vowing to reverse a series of controversial measures that Brussels warned were a threat to democratic institutions in one of the bloc’s newest member states. In a letter to José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, sent on Monday, Victor Ponta vowed to repeal an emergency ordinance that ···