Romanian govt move against prosecutors draws criticism

Europe 10/15/18, 02:40

Romania's government passed an emergency ordinance Monday requiring prosecutors in key agencies to have more years of experience — a move that prosecutors say would hamper current investigations and force some anti-corruption prosecutors from their jobs.The move came on the same day that Justice Minister Tudorel Toader nominated a candidate ...

Romania leader calls for dialogue after marriage referendum

Europe 10/09/18, 10:38

Romania's president says the country needs dialogue and tolerance in the wake of a referendum that aimed to make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage. The vote was voided because of low turnout.Klaus Iohannis was the first senior Romanian politician to come out in support of same-sex partnerships. He called ...

Romanians back marriage redefinition, but referendum voided

Europe 10/08/18, 04:43

Romanian election officials say more than 90 percent of those who took part in a national referendum supported defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but the vote was invalidated as too few people cast ballots.A man sits under heart shaped graffiti with the text "Love", ...

Update: Turnout is low for Romanian vote on marriage

Europe 10/07/18, 08:04

The Latest on Romania's vote to change the definition of marriage (all times local):1:55 p.m.A man holding a child on his shoulders casts his vote, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Two days of voting on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage has ...

Romanians vote on changing the definition of marriage

Europe 10/07/18, 02:36

Romanians are voting for a second day on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage.The Central Electoral Bureau said 5.72 percent of voters had cast a ballot Saturday in the two-day referendum. The vote requires a 30 percent turnout to be valid.A man holding a ...

Romanians vote on putting gay marriage ban in constitution

Europe 10/06/18, 00:18

Two days of voting on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage have gotten started in Romania.A conservative group initiated the referendum being held on Saturday and Sunday, and the influential Romanian Orthodox Church is backing it.FILE - In this Saturday, June 9, 2018 file ...

Orthodox priests join rally in Romanian marriage debate

Europe 10/04/18, 13:04

Orthodox priests have joined Romanians in a rally voicing support for a referendum that seeks to limit Romania's constitutional definition of marriage.A priest holds a banner that reads in Romanian "Vote!" during a rally in support of the traditional family, organised by the local church, in the small province town ...

Fugitive Romanian politician, prosecutor held in Costa Rica

Europe 10/04/18, 04:26

A Romanian politician and a former chief prosecutor who fled to Costa Rica before they could be sentenced for crimes committed while in office have been arrested, police in the Central American country said.Former Romanian Tourism Minister Elena Udrea, who was convicted in Romania of bribery and official misconduct, was ...

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