ECHR rules against Switzerland for fining, arresting Roma woman

In 2014, authorities in Geneva fined a woman $563 for begging and arrested her when she was unable to pay. The European Court of Human Rights has faulted Switzerland for imposing a heavy fine on a Romanian woman for begging and then arresting her when she could not pay. The ethnic Roma in her late […]

UEFA to open investigation into racism at Paris football match

Players from PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir walked off during a match after the Turkish club accused an official of racism. UEFA has opened a disciplinary proceeding into Tuesday’s Champions League match between Paris St Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir when players walked off during a match after the Turkish club accused a match official of racism. […]

PM Orban quits but Romania still on track for centre-right gov’t

Liberal prime minister resigns after disappointing showing for his party, which is however poised to lead the next governing coalition. Romania’s centre-right prime minister has resigned after a general election in which voters delivered nominal victory to the left-leaning opposition party. With 95 percent of votes counted in Sunday’s election, Ludovic Orban’s National Liberal Party […]

Romania election too close to call, exit polls show

Governing National Liberal Party and leftist Social Democrats are neck and neck in a vote that took place amid strict coronavirus measures. Prime Minister Ludovic Orban’s governing National Liberal Party (PNL) and the leftist Social Democrats (PSD) are neck and neck in Romania’s parliamentary election, exit polls have suggested. One survey conducted by INSOMAR on […]

Romanians vote in parliamentary polls amid coronavirus pandemic

Elections in which governing pro-European liberals are tipped to win taking place with COVID-19 safety measures. Romanians are voting in parliamentary elections, with the governing pro-European liberals tipped to win despite criticism for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Polling stations opened at 7am (05:00 GMT) on Sunday and are scheduled to close at 9pm […]

‘Timber Mafia’ threatens the future of Romania’s ancient forests

Romania’s old-growth forests are vast ancient woodlands that straddle the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe. They have survived unchanged since the end of the ice age. But now these extraordinary forests are disappearing at an alarming rate and once gone, they can never be fully restored. There is growing outrage about the environmental crimes committed […]

Romania: Rape of the Forest

Amid allegations of corruption and violence, Romania's ancient forests are being devastated by illegal logging. . Source link