Hotnews.ro http://www.hotnews.ro HotNews.ro - revista presei, stiri, ziare, TV, radio, documente, download, video ro Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:40:12 GMT Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:40:12 GMT Copyright Hotnews.ro 2013 30 Hotnews.ro 144 30 http://www.hotnews.ro http://www.hotnews.ro/images/new/logo.gif ​DIGEST ​Romania govt party leader Dragnea strengthens reign with reshuffle and Bucharest blow, as new revelations about him emerge https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22821611-digest-romania-govt-party-leader-dragnea-strengthens-reign-with-reshuffle-and-bucharest-blow-new-revelations-about-him-emerge.htm The leader of Romania&#39;s governing coalition Liviu Dragnea on Monday strengthened his rule over his party by removing influential critics from key positions. He and his prime minister Viorica Dancila announced several major changes to the governmental team, while the Bucharest mayor, a prominent member of Dragnea&#39;s Social Democrats (PSD) and an opponent of the party strongman, was left without political functions. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 22:57:48 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22821611-digest-romania-govt-party-leader-dragnea-strengthens-reign-with-reshuffle-and-bucharest-blow-new-revelations-about-him-emerge.htm English/Top_News ​Top governing party politician shows middle fingers to Romania opposition in rebuke to European Commission criticism https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22813220-top-governing-party-politician-shows-middle-fingers-romania-opposition-rebuke-european-commission-criticism.htm An influential deputy of Romania&#39;s governing Social Democratic Party (PSD), Florin Iordache, used both his middle fingers towards the Opposition in Parliament on Wednesday, shortly after he rebuked European Commission calls for Romanian authorities to step back in their efforts to curb Judicial reform. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:17:51 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22813220-top-governing-party-politician-shows-middle-fingers-romania-opposition-rebuke-european-commission-criticism.htm English/Top_News Romanian PM Dancila says EP resolution, EC report on Romania are deeply unjust and eminently political https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22812073-romanian-dancila-says-resolution-report-romania-are-deeply-unjust-and-eminently-political.htm Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila, seen as a puppet acting on behalf of Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea, called two key positions of the European Parliament and the European Commission on Romania on Tuesday as "deeply unjust" and "eminently political". Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:17:44 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22812073-romanian-dancila-says-resolution-report-romania-are-deeply-unjust-and-eminently-political.htm English/Top_News ​Bucharest reacts to Finnish government offer to take over EU Council presidency. Romanian ministry says country ready for job https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22812024-bucharest-reacts-finnish-government-offer-take-over-council-presidency-romanian-ministry-says-country-ready-for-job.htm Romania&#39;s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said that the country was ready to take over its term at the presidency of the EU Council starting January 1 and that preparations were under way according to schedule. The statement came after the Finnish Government said it was available to take over the leadership of the Council earlier, if requested by authorities in Bucharest. Helsinki took the stand after Romania&#39;s President questioned the readiness of the government to deal with the responsibilities of the EU Council presidency. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:16:58 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22812024-bucharest-reacts-finnish-government-offer-take-over-council-presidency-romanian-ministry-says-country-ready-for-job.htm English/Top_News European bodies slam Romania government over state of law, Romanian officials react https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22811278-european-bodies-slam-romania-government-over-state-law-romanian-officials-react.htm The European Commission on Tuesday issued a blasting report the evolution of Justice reform in Romania - the so-called Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) - while the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the state of law in the country, seriously critical of events in the past year. Meanwhile, in Bucharest, the leader of the governing PSD party tried today to dillute the importance of the EU bodies&#39; interventions. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:26:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22811278-european-bodies-slam-romania-government-over-state-law-romanian-officials-react.htm English/Top_News As key minister steps back, Romania President Iohannis calls incumbent government an accident of democracy, says country not ready to take over EU Council presidency https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22809283-key-minister-steps-back-romania-president-iohannis-calls-incumbent-government-accident-democracy-says-country-not-ready-take-over-council-presidency.htm Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Monday launched one of his harshest attacks on the Social Democratic (PSD)-led government, saying "things have gone insane" and "the political necessity is a replacement of this accident of the Romanian democracy, which is the Dragnea-Dancila government". He made the comments as the minister-delegate for EU issues, Victor Negrescu, appeared to have resigned last weekend, less than two months before Romania takes over the EU Council presidency. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:22:49 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22809283-key-minister-steps-back-romania-president-iohannis-calls-incumbent-government-accident-democracy-says-country-not-ready-take-over-council-presidency.htm English/Top_News ​Romanian investigative media organisation says authority demands it to reveal source in major report, threatening EUR 20m fine https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22803520-romanian-investigative-media-organisation-says-authority-demands-reveal-source-major-report-threatening-eur-20m-fine.htm Romanian investigative media organisation RISE Project on Thursday said an authority of the state has asked it to reveal a source in a major report published earlier this week. The request of the government-controlled data protection agency used GDPR rules to support its request after an investigation related to a business linked to the head of the PSD governing party, Liviu Dragnea. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 22:34:43 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22803520-romanian-investigative-media-organisation-says-authority-demands-reveal-source-major-report-threatening-eur-20m-fine.htm English/Top_News Romanian Senate Speaker Tariceanu faces graft accusations in case related to his PM term https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22802280-romanian-senate-speaker-tariceanu-faces-graft-accusations-case-related-his-term.htm ​Romanian anti-graft prosecutors are accusing Senate speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu of having received "material benefits" amounting to some USD 800,000 when he served as prime minister a decade ago. According to HotNews.ro sources, the charges are related to Austrian company Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH, which was a distributor of Microsoft licenses at the time. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:15:26 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22802280-romanian-senate-speaker-tariceanu-faces-graft-accusations-case-related-his-term.htm English/Top_News Romania governing party leader Dragnea stands against rising pressure with party expulsions, mockery of investigative report https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22797048-romania-governing-party-leader-dragnea-stands-against-rising-pressure-with-party-expulsions-mockery-investigative-report.htm Liviu Dragnea, the embattled but strong armed leader of Romania&#39;s governing Social Democrats (PSD), on Monday was standing up against increasing pressure in the form of inner party opposition and of an investigative report blasting a major business he had been linked to. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:18:37 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22797048-romania-governing-party-leader-dragnea-stands-against-rising-pressure-with-party-expulsions-mockery-investigative-report.htm English/Top_News UPDATE Romania Justice minister Tudorel Toader calls for dismissal of prosecutor general Augustin Lazar / PG hits back at attempts to destabilize the Public Ministry https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22776284-romania-justice-minister-tudorel-toader-calls-for-dismissal-prosecutor-general-lazar.htm <div>Romania&#39;s Justice minister Tudorel Toader on Wednesday announced he launches the procedure to dismiss prosecutor general Augustin Lazar. The announcement comes after months of disputes between the two, which gained momentum after the dismissal of the chief prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA), Laura Codruta Kovesi, earlier this year.</div><div><ul><li><strong>UPDATE</strong> Reacting to the minister&#39;s announcement, Prosecutor General Lazar said on Wednesday evening that this was how the government answers to Venice Commission worries that the independence of Romanian prosecutors can be affected by procedures to dismiss them. </li></ul></div> Wed, 24 Oct 2018 16:22:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22776284-romania-justice-minister-tudorel-toader-calls-for-dismissal-prosecutor-general-lazar.htm English/Top_News Russian Ambassador to Bucharest says Romania has become provider of destabilisation due to Deveselu base, political relations are modest but Russia is not to blame https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22761997-russian-ambassador-bucharest-says-romania-has-become-provider-destabilisation-due-deveselu-base-political-relations-are-modest-but-russia-not-blame.htm Russia&#39;s Ambassador to Bucharest Valery Kuzmin says in an interview that bilateral relations "could be a lot better" and his country was trying to move them forward. But he said in the interview given to Vestidinrusia.ro, an obscure website supporting Russian propaganda, that Romania has become a "provider of instabilitry and destabilisation in the region, because of the rockets in Deveselu" - the American-supported missile defense base in Southern Romania. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:18:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22761997-russian-ambassador-bucharest-says-romania-has-become-provider-destabilisation-due-deveselu-base-political-relations-are-modest-but-russia-not-blame.htm English/Top_News ​New emergency ordinance raises serious issues in activity of anti-graft prosecutors https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22761683-new-emergency-ordinance-raises-serious-issues-activity-anti-graft-prosecutors.htm An emergency ordinance related to changes to the Romanian justice system, which was adopted without prior analysis by the Romanian government on Monday, was published on Tuesday. Its publication revealed a series of serious issues that the prosecutor general and other magistrates say would affect the activity of anti-graft prosecutors. A key corruption case which may be affected by the newest measures would be the so-called Tel Drum case, which has been linked to the leader of the governing Social Democratic Party (PSD), Liviu Dragnea. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:03:08 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22761683-new-emergency-ordinance-raises-serious-issues-activity-anti-graft-prosecutors.htm English/Top_News Romania government announces emergency ordinance on justice laws despite warnings https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22758127-romania-government-announces-emergency-ordinance-justice-laws-despite-warnings.htm Romania&#39;s Social Democratic (PSD) government on Monday morning adopted an emergency ordinance to "streamline" a series of changes to the justice laws. The move comes despite disquiet within the PSD over how the changes should look and despite warnings from outside the party over the possible effects of such an ordinance. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:59:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22758127-romania-government-announces-emergency-ordinance-justice-laws-despite-warnings.htm English/Top_News Romanian referendum on definition of family fails to come close to validation threshold - preliminary data https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22744339-romanian-referendum-definition-family-fails-come-close-validation-threshold-preliminary-data.htm <div>​​A referendum on changing the definition of family in the Romanian Constitution, seen by opponents as a politicised attack on gay rights, was bound to fail as preliminary data late on Sunday evening showed attendance was far from reaching the necessary threshold for poll validation. After 2 days of voting, by 7 p.m. on Sunday evening, only 18.87% of voters showed up at polling stations across the country, way below the 30% threshold needed for the referendum to pass.</div> Sun, 07 Oct 2018 18:19:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22744339-romanian-referendum-definition-family-fails-come-close-validation-threshold-preliminary-data.htm English/Top_News Referendum: Romania votes in poll to change Constitutional definition of family amid increasing anti-gay propaganda, boycott calls and state-church collaboration https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22741181-referendum-romania-votes-poll-change-constitutional-definition-family-amid-increasing-anti-gay-propaganda-boycott-calls-and-state-church-collaboration.htm Some 19 million Romanians are invited to vote this weekend in a referendum aimed at changing the definition of family in the Constitution, so that same-sex marriages be prevented for good. It is one of the most divisive polls in the history of democratic Romania, with a high abstention rate expected as a good number of opponents of the change say they would boycott the politically charged vote. Warnings of potential electoral fraud intensified over the past week. Sat, 06 Oct 2018 00:40:30 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22741181-referendum-romania-votes-poll-change-constitutional-definition-family-amid-increasing-anti-gay-propaganda-boycott-calls-and-state-church-collaboration.htm English/Top_News Romania governing party PSD faces internal revolt against leader Liviu Dragnea as challengers urge him to resign https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22710919-romania-governing-party-psd-faces-internal-revolt-against-leader-liviu-dragnea-challengers-urge-him-resign.htm A group of prominent members of Romania&#39;s governing Social Democrats (PSD) on Wednesday made available to the public a letter in which they call for the resignation of PSD leader Liviu Dragnea both as party head and as speaker of the House. They speak of a "crisis situation" and a need to avoid "international isolation" and urge the leadership of the party to discuss their request. For his part, Dragnea dismissed the move as a "game" in the benefit of intelligence services and President Klaus Iohannis. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:10:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22710919-romania-governing-party-psd-faces-internal-revolt-against-leader-liviu-dragnea-challengers-urge-him-resign.htm English/Top_News Romanian Justice minister pushes local prosecutor Adina Florea for top job at National Anti-Corruption Directorate https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22688674-romanian-justice-minister-pushes-local-prosecutor-adina-florea-for-top-job-national-anti-corruption-directorate.htm Romanian Justice minister Tudorel Toader has nominated Adina Florea, a prosecutor from the city of Constanta, for the chair of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA), a key body in the fight against corruption. If accepted, Florea would take over a position previously held by Laura Codruta Kovesi, who has gained massive international support but also the hate of the governing Social Democrats. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:14:18 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22688674-romanian-justice-minister-pushes-local-prosecutor-adina-florea-for-top-job-national-anti-corruption-directorate.htm English/Top_News Romania draws European Parliament attention again with riot police violence https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22688669-romania-draws-european-parliament-attention-again-with-riot-police-violence.htm The plenary of the European Parliament will organise a debate in early October on the violence that flared at the massive anti-government protest in Bucharest on August 10 this year. The initiative of the debate belongs to the Greens, who have also called for a debate in February on the changes the governing coalition in Bucharest applied to the laws of justice. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:13:07 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22688669-romania-draws-european-parliament-attention-again-with-riot-police-violence.htm English/Top_News Turkish teachers at school associated to Gulen movement expelled from Republic of Moldova https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22688667-turkish-teachers-school-associated-gulen-movement-expelled-from-republic-moldova.htm A group of Romanian schools associated with Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen announced on Thursday that six teachers of Turkish origin were retained "through violence" in the Republic of Moldova. Moldovan media also quoted the Service of Intelligence and Security (SIS) that seven foreign citizens, suspect of links to an Islamic group, had been expelled from the country. This comes as the Gulen movement has been the target of repeated attacks of the Turkish authoritarian regime of Recep Erdogan especially since the failed coup d&#39;etat in 2016. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:12:08 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22688667-turkish-teachers-school-associated-gulen-movement-expelled-from-republic-moldova.htm English/Top_News Romanian Foreign minister Melescanu reacts to critical EU Commissioner, says Romania remains pro-European https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22688663-romanian-foreign-minister-melescanu-reacts-critical-commissioner-says-romania-remains-pro-european.htm ​Romanian Foreign minister Teodor Melescanu reacted on Thursday to accusations made by EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, who has said Romania, Poland, Hungary and Italy were acting to weaken the European Union. Melescanu said that the statement is not covered by facts and thar Romania remains one of the most pro-European EU member states. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:10:34 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-22688663-romanian-foreign-minister-melescanu-reacts-critical-commissioner-says-romania-remains-pro-european.htm English/Top_News