La nueva oveja negra de Europa

La crisis desencadenada por el primer ministro rumano, Victor Ponta, va más allá de la acostumbrada inestabilidad de la política rumana —él es el tercer primer ministro nombrado en lo que va de año—. El objetivo era lograr la suspensión como presidente de su archienemigo, el conservador Traian Basescu. Ahora que ya es un hecho, será ···

Romanian court leaves impeachment on knife edge

Romania’s Constitutional Court gave President Traian Basescu a fighting chance of beating a referendum aimed at ousting him, ruling on Tuesday that at least half the electorate must turn out for the vote to be valid. But the ruling Social Liberal Union (USL) said it considered a decree passed last week, stating there was no ···

Le président roumain est destitué sous le regard inquiet de Bruxelles

Le parlemen roumain destitue le président Basescu sous le regard inquiet de Bruxelles. Le jeune premier ministre Victor Ponta remporte une manche décisive dans la bataille féroce qui l’opposait à Traian Basescu Dans la chaleur éprouvante de l’été bucarestois, un homme, Victor Ponta, jeune loup pressé de la politique en Roumanie, dont il dirige le ···

Romania ex-PM Adrian Nastase in suicide attempt

Former Romanian Prime Minister Adrian Nastase has attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the neck. The incident occurred when police arrived at Nastase’s house to take him to prison, local media reports say. Hours earlier Romania’s highest court had upheld a two-year prison sentence against Nastase on corruption charges. Nastase, who held office ···

Romania president faces impeachment poll

Romania’s prime minister Victor Ponta said he would accept that a referendum his governing coalition had sought to remove the country’s president was invalidated by a low turnout, in spite of a heavy majority of votes cast against the head of state. The declaration on Monday appeared to bring to an end, for now, the ···

A lighter shade of grey

OVER the past few millennia the Black Sea port of Constanta has faced many invaders and occupiers. But the Romans, Avars and Ottomans did not have to contend with theStefan cel Mare, a border-patrol vessel equipped with surveillance radar, thermal-imaging cameras and a turret gun. On the bridge Catalin Paraschiv, the cheerful skipper, proudly shows ···