Tag: Romania

Romanian prosecutors investigate cryptocurrency funding of #resist protestors

Romanian prosecutors investigate cryptocurrency funding of #resist protestors

| November 19, 2018

The Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) in Romania is investigating 403 cryptocurrency transactions.  These transactions, valued in total at 14 million US Dollars, were made over a period of three years, writes James Wilson. The funds entered Romania in order to fund #resist groups and other NGOs who support the National Anti-Corruption […]

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MEPs demand Bulgaria’s and Romania’s swift accession to #Schengen area

MEPs demand Bulgaria’s and Romania’s swift accession to #Schengen area

| November 6, 2018

EU ministers should admit Bulgaria and Romania to the border check-free Schengen area as soon as possible, the Civil Liberties Committee has urged. MEPs reiterated on Monday (5 November) their call on EU ministers to take a swift and affirmative decision on the accession of Bulgaria and Romania as fully-fledged members to the Schengen area. […]

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Klaus Iohannis – Unity must be our watchword for #FutureOfEurope

Klaus Iohannis – Unity must be our watchword for #FutureOfEurope

| October 25, 2018

     The President of Romania Klaus Iohannis (pictured) debated the future of Europe with MEPs and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, on Tuesday (23 October). “I resolutely ask for unity, cohesion, solidarity and for one common European voice,” said the President of Romania, a few months before Romania takes over the rotating […]

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Members of national parliaments and of the European Parliament join forces to fight #Antigypsyism in Europe

Members of national parliaments and of the European Parliament join forces to fight #Antigypsyism in Europe

| October 22, 2018

For the first time, members of national parliaments were invited by the European Parliament to discuss the fundamental rights of Roma and fighting antigypsyism. The Alliance against Antigypsyism urged MPs from across the European Union and the Western Balkans to work on increasing political will in their countries to combat antigypsyism and contribute to building […]

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EU urged to help tackle corruption and rule of law in Romania

EU urged to help tackle corruption and rule of law in Romania

| October 12, 2018

The European Commission has been urged to do more to tackle “very serious” judicial irregularities in Romania. A hearing in Brussels on Wednesday heard that these include “mass surveillance” of the Romanian population, collusion between the secret services and the judiciary and blackmailing of judges. The demand comes just ahead of the Commission’s latest Cooperation […]

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#Romania constitutional ban on #SameSexMarriage fails on low vote turnout

#Romania constitutional ban on #SameSexMarriage fails on low vote turnout

| October 8, 2018

A referendum to change Romania’s constitution to prevent same sex couples from securing the right to marry failed to draw enough voters to validate the result on Sunday (7 October), after a campaign that led to a rise in hate speech against the gay community, writes Luiza Ilie. The vote has also been seen as […]

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Romanian Prime Minister: CVM reports ignore intelligence service protocols and human rights violations

Romanian Prime Minister: CVM reports ignore intelligence service protocols and human rights violations

| October 5, 2018

Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila criticized the European Commission’s Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) reports during her speech at the debate in the European Parliament plenary session on Wednesday, October 3, which focused on the latest reform of Romania’s judicial system – writes James Wilson. Ms Dancila asked the European Commission to explain why the […]

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