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Romania prosecutor backed for new EU job amid govt criticism

Feb. 27, 2019 9:43 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian prosecutor has won backing from two European Union committees to head a new prosecutor's office fighting fraud, despite fierce opposition from her own government. The European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee on Wednesday gave the most...

EU voices concern as Romania moves to block prosecutor

Feb. 14, 2019 10:04 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prosecutors applying for the post of European chief prosecutor must be treated fairly, the European Commission said Thursday, after Romania moved to block one of its own nationals. Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Brussels is following the case closely adding it is...

Volunteers ready US aid set for Venezuela as Maduro digs in

Feb. 8, 2019 5:17 PM EST

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Dozens of volunteers prepared sacks of rice, canned tuna and protein-rich biscuits for malnourished children at a warehouse on the Colombian border on Friday as Venezuela's opposition vowed to deliver the U.S. humanitarian aid to their troubled nation, even if it means mounting a...

Russia angry, Europe worried after US announces treaty exit

Feb. 1, 2019 2:24 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian politicians accused the United States on Friday of undermining global security by ending compliance with a nuclear arms treaty, while NATO said Russia was at fault for the pact's demise and European countries watched with dismay. The U.S. announced it would stop observing the...

Romanian president blasts politicians at Holocaust ceremony

Jan. 28, 2019 3:51 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president has blasted politicians that make scapegoats out of the European Union and foreign companies to consolidate their grip on power. President Klaus Iohannis claimed some Romanian politicians "in their reckless efforts to save themselves," blame "cunning...

The Latest: Romania to give Holocaust survivors top honors

Jan. 27, 2019 6:27 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Romania's president is giving one of the country's highest honors to eight Romanian Jews who survived the Holocaust and dedicated their lives to keeping the memory of Holocaust victims alive. President...

Romanian Parliament asked to vote on contentious measures

Jan. 23, 2019 7:39 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian opposition parties have asked Parliament to convene to strike down measures that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases and levy extra taxes on banks and energy companies. Some 114 lawmakers from the Liberal Party and other opposition parties on Wednesday asked...

Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legal

Jan. 22, 2019 4:48 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president said on Tuesday that a government decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving senior officials is "crassly unconstitutional," a development that also prompted concern from the European Union. President Klaus Iohannis blasted the measure...

Romania minister prepares decree to invalidate graft cases

Jan. 21, 2019 11:01 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's justice minister said Monday that he has prepared an emergency decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving the country's most senior officials. Tudorel Toader is to meet later in the day with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila to discuss the...