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Romania's most powerful politician convicted of misconduct

FILE - In this Friday, April 27, 2018 file photo, the leader of Romania's ruling Social Democratic party, Liviu Dragnea, grimaces as he walks out of the anti-corruption prosecutors' office, in Bucharest, Romania. A Romanian court has handed down a 3 ½ year prison sentence for the powerful leader of

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-06-21 19:16:04

Romania's ruling party leader sentenced, due to appeal

The head of Romania's ruling party, Liviu Dragnea, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by the Supreme Court on Thursday for inciting others to abuse of office, though he was expected to appeal.

MSN.COM - 2018-06-21 16:45:01

Romania ruling party chief handed jail term over fake jobs scandal

Bucharest (AFP) - Romania's high court on Thursday sentenced the leader of the ruling left-wing Social Democrat party (PSD), Liviu Dragnea, to three-and-a-half years in prison over a fake jobs scandal.

YAHOO! - 2018-06-21 00:00:00

Predicting functional outcome of ischemic stroke patients in Romania based on plasma CRP, sTNFR-1, D-Dimers, NGAL and NSE measured using a biochip array

In cerebral ischemia, evaluation of multiple biomarkers involved in various pathological pathways is a useful tool in assessing the outcome of the patients even from the early stages of the disease. In this study we investigated the utility of a panel of 5 peripheral biomarkers of inflammatory statu

NATURE.COM - 2018-06-21 00:00:00

Thousands protest Romania diluting fight against corruption

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Romania who are angry about new legislation they say will facilitate high-level corruption briefly scuffled Wednesday with police, who detained a German journalist.

AP - 2018-06-20 20:40:58

My Generation Wants To Leave Romania – Gabriel Iosa – Medium

Romania might be pretty awesome-looking in photos like the one above, but unfortunately, the country is on a downhill ever since the Revolution. Instead of growing and moulding into the free country it’s always dreamed about, the people who snatched the power from Ceausescu, right after they’d shot

MEDIUM - 2018-06-20 18:07:17

Romania: Protesters hold demos, 1 in the Parliament building

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Anti-government protesters scuffled with police Wednesday, angry about recent legislation they say will facilitate high-level corruption.

SEATTLEPI.COM - 2018-06-20 16:53:00

Fort Myers restaurants: Transylvanian offers tastes of Romania, Latin America and more

At the new Transylvanian Restaurant in Fort Myers, Romanian, American and Puterto Rican dishes live in harmony.(Photo: Artis Henderson/Special to The News-Press)

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-06-20 14:00:00

AP News - Romania: Protesters stage demo in Parliament building

Protesters sat outside the office of Liviu Dragnea, leader of the ruling Social Democrats, who can't be prime minister due to a conviction for vote-rigging.

TOWNHALL - 2018-06-20 09:15:00

The business of Count Dracula: A visit to Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, Romania

There are, perhaps, only a handful of characters throughout history known as well as Count Dracula.

ABC NEWS - 2018-06-20 00:00:00

Romania: human rights group slams secret phone tapping deal

Supporters of the ruling Social Democratic attend a rally outside the government headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, June 9, 2018. More than 100,000 supporters of the Romanian government assembled Saturday in the capital dressed in white to protest alleged abuses committed by anti-corrupti

SFGATE

Romania Approves Part of Controversial Judicial-Reform Bill

Lawmakers voted 175-78 in favor of the changes to the code of criminal procedure, according to Deputy Speaker Gabriel Vlase. One amendment may allow Social Democrat leader Liviu Dragnea to appeal a conviction for vote-rigging. President Klaus Iohannis, who’s frequently fallen out with the government

MSN.COM

Romania: Criminal justice revisions worsen graft worries

However, lawmakers from the ruling coalition unexpectedly began to approve a series of contentious amendments to existing criminal law. Opposition lawmakers in the Chamber of Deputies objected, citing parliamentary rules that require the text of draft laws to be made available in advance.

WFTV

Romania parliament changes criminal procedure; opposition says aims to hide graft

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's lower house of parliament on Monday night approved amendments to the country's criminal procedure, which critics and the centrist opposition say would weaken prosecutors' powers to probe high level corruption. The new penal handbook designed by the ruling Social Demo

REUTERS

Romania Approves Part of Controversial Judicial Bill

Romania’s parliament approved part of a controversial judicial-reform package that’s been criticized as another attempt by the ruling coalition to weaken punishment for convicted officials.Lawmakers voted 175-78 in favor of the changes to the code of criminal procedure, according to Deputy Speaker G

BLOOMBERG

Romania Approves Huge Film Industry Tax Breaks to Boost Economy

Romania has passed massive tax cuts to entice movie producers after neighboring Czech Republic and Hungary showed how lucrative such tax incentives can be for the national economy.Despite initial resistance, the Romanian socialists in power finally caved to evidence-based pressures from local Romani

BREITBART

Romania: US diplomat says corruption helps 'hostile powers'

Mitchell, who oversees the Bureau of European and European and Eurasian Affairs, claims Russia and China want, in different ways, "to defeat the West."

COURIER-EXPRESS

Resurrection, Rumors, and Romania

Following up on yesterday’s post, I remembereda blog post that I wrote more than a decade ago, about things that I had learned from the experience of living and teaching in Romania, which relate directly to areas that I research and teach. One of them wasrumors. Looking back now I regret having give

PATHEOS.COM

Big Fights Return to Romania With Catalin Morosanu vs. Freddy Kemayo at Dynamite Fighting Show - LiverKick

On July 5th Romanian superstar Catalin Morosanu will, for the first time, put on his promoter’s hat for Dynamite Fighting Show in Bucharest, Romania. While Eduard Irimia is focused on taking on Hollywood, Morosanu saw a gap created in the Romanian fight game and will be pushing forward with his own

LIVERKICK.COM

Glimmer of hope for Romania's faded architectural gems - Breitbart

Yet their sheer longevity has left many needing more than just a little tender loving care, which Chirila and her team have resolved to supply as they beaver away in a vaulted, once sumptuous hall at the heart of the charming but down-at-heel imperial Herculane Baths resort.

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