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  • Romanian government collapses amid public outrage over austerity

    The Romanian government collapsed Monday after weeks of protests over biting cuts meant to keep outside funding flowing to the troubled nation. Prime Minister Emil Boc said he and his Cabinet were resigning “to defuse political and social tension.”
  • Romanian government is latest victim of EU austerity

    Romania's government fell after a no-confidence vote and the leadership of the Czech Republic narrowly survived a similar challenge Friday in the latest challenges to European efforts to heal the Continent's debt crisis with tough spending cuts and higher...

    Romanian lawmakers vote to allow arrest of ex-minister

    Romanian lawmakers have voted to allow the arrest of a former tourism minister, a close aide of an ex-president, on suspicion of taking a bribe. Parliament approved the arrest of Elena Udrea in a 170-118 vote to be investigated on suspicion of...

    Arrested Romanian ex-minister wants to wallpaper her cell

    A former Romanian tourism minister in detention on corruption charges has asked to be allowed to wallpaper and paint her cell walls. Marius Stribulea, lawyer to Elena Udrea, said his client, one of the most influential politicians of the past decade,...

    Romania ex-tourism minister arrested on charges of money laundering, influence peddling

    A former tourism minister, one of Romania's most talked-about politicians of the past decade, was arrested Wednesday on charges of money laundering and influence peddling in a case that has riveted the country. Romania's top court ruled to arrest Elena...