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Two new Ministers appointed

President Klaus Iohannis has sworn in two new ministers. Gratiela Gavrilescu moves from Minister of Relations with Parliament to become the new Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Environment. […]

PM changes four ministries

Following the recent resignation of Romania’s Justice Minister Prime Minister Mihai Sorin Grindeanu has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet bringing in three new ministers. The changes as recorded […]

Cabinet of Romania

Sorin Grindeanu Prime Minister Sevil Shhaideh Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds Daniel Constantin Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment Mihai Tudose […]

Romanian Justice Minister resigns after massive street protests

Romania’s Minister of Justice Florin Iordache has resigned his portfolio after massive street protests condemning changes to the criminal law (see previous story) have been staged for the past couple […]

Business Minister resigns

Romania’s Minister for Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Florin Jianu has resigned his portfolio over a government decree which decriminalises several corrupt practices. The minister resigned over what he called […]

Social Democrats name their new Government

Following the 11th December general election the centre-left Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the centre-right Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) have agreed a programme for a new coalition and […]

Social Democrats win general election

With 98% of the votes counted in yesterday’s general election the centre-left Social Democratic Party (PSD) have won a clear mandate seventeen months after their leader Prime Minister Victor Ponta […]

Romanians look set to return PSD to power

Romanians will vote today using a revised electoral system which sees a return to the system last used in 2004 whereby MPs will be elected through a party list proportional […]

President names new EU Funds Minister

President Klaus Iohannis has appointed Dragoş Cristian Dinu to be the new Minister of European Funds.  He replaces Cristian Ghinea who is standing down so that he can stand in […]

Parliamentary 2016

An election has been announced for 11 December 2016. Results will be published here.

Romanian General Election on 11th December

The Romanian parliament has set its next general election for 11th December this year. This next election will be fought on a party-list proportional representation system rather than the first […]

PM changes four ministries

Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos has carried out a reshuffle of his ministerial team, making changes to four ministries as follows: Prof. Mircea Dumitru; Minister of National Education and Scientific Research […]

Health Minister resigns over defective disinfectant

Romania’s Prime Minister, Dacian Ciolos, continues to have a bad month as he loses a second minister to another scandal. Culture Minister Vlad Alexandrescu was forced to resign over internal […]

Corina Şuteu named Minister of Culture

Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos has appointed Corina Şuteu as Romania’s new Minister of Culture. She replaces Vlad Alexandrescu after he resigned over internal quarrels which got out of hand at […]

Culture Minister goes over Opera scandal

For weeks there has been factional infighting, management changes and cancelled events at the Bucharest National Opera. The situation got so bad that Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos was forced to […]

Parliament approves new Cabinet

Parliament has approved a technocrat Cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș. There were 389 in favour and 115 opposed with two abstentions giving support to the new Cabinet which […]

President nominates Dacian Cioloș as new PM

President Klaus Iohannis has nominated Dacian Cioloș to be Romania’s new Prime Minister, after Victor Ponta stepped down last week. The government is currently headed by interim Prime Minister Sorin […]

President appoints acting Prime Minister

President Klaus Iohannis has appointed Romania’s Education Minister, Sorin Cîmpeanu, to be the country’s acting Prime Minister. Sorin Cîmpeanu (47) graduated with an engineering degree from the Faculty of Land […]

Victor Ponta resigns as Prime Minister

Prime Minister Victor Ponta has announced his resignation following the Colectiv Club tragedy in which 32 people died in a nightclub fire last Friday. Subsequent to the disaster there have […]

Prime Minster indicted in corruption case

Romania’s Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, has been indicted in a fraud case known as the Turceni-Rovinari case. The Prime Minister, who has recently returned after having knee surgery in Turkey […]

Transport Minister resigns after inappropriate remarks

Romania’s Transport Minister Ioan Rus was forced to resign last night after making offensive statements about migrant workers. The Minister is reported to have said in a TV interview that […]

President calls on Prime Minister to resign

A political crisis was developing in Romania today as the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) announced that it was planning to prosecute Prime Minister Victor Ponta. The press release (which you […]

Sevil Shhaideh named Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration

President Klaus Iohannis has appointed Sevil Shhaideh to the position of Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration. She replaces Liviu Dragnea last week after he was found guilty of […]

Development Minister resigns

Liviu Dragnea, Romania’s Minister of Administration and Regional Development, has resigned his portfolio after being found guilty of electoral fraud by the High Court of Cassation and Justice. The Minister […]