15 novembre 2015

New Government: Ciolos has proposed, Parliament to dispose

(Photo source) At 14h this afternoon, Dacian Ciolos (former EU commissioner), Romania's Prime Minister Elect, announced the awaited official list of proposed ministers to form his new government - and pretty damn good it looks on the whole. This is the first time in 23 years (1991-2) that Romania has had a government of technocrats. Ciolos said he had chosen experienced and competent people in their fields both internationally and in EU administration who were open to dialogue; people with vision and professionalism from private... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 19:12 - Commentaires [3] - Permalien [#]

05 novembre 2015

Dare we hope? Protesters topple Ponta, President all ears

(Photo source) It has been an incredible week so far here in Romania and it isn't over yet. On Tuesday night, some 20,000 protesters took to the streets in a peaceful but very angry demonstration after a fire at a nightclub over the weekend caused by corruption, incompetence and greed claimed the lives of 32 young people and injured almost 200. Calls for the resignations of PM Ponta, Minister of the Interior Oprea, and Piedone (mayor of sector 4 where the tragedy occurred) filled the air laced with 'Corruption Kills!' 'Shame on... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 20:26 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]