Kit Gillet is a freelance journalist currently based in Bucharest. His work appears regularly in the international press, for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Monocle, The Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and CNN.
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Romania Braces for President’s Decision on Bills Seen as Weakening Judiciary

Protesters and politicians are gearing up for a tense January, almost a year after hundreds of thousands took to the streets to oppose government measures relaxing penalties for official corruption

In Romania, royal funeral prompts regrets

The former King Michael of Romania ruled during World War II and was exiled by the Communists. Amid political unrest today, mourners are nostalgic about what he came to represent

Romania Gay Marriage Case Could Have Outsize Impact in Europe

The case could determine whether same-sex partners are afforded some of the same benefits and rights available to heterosexual spouses across the 28-member bloc, irrespective of the countries’ stance on same-sex marriage.

Kim Davis, Once Jailed in America, Campaigns Against Gay Marriage in Romania

The Kentucky official who was jailed in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been advocating against gay marriage in Romania, where a movement to outlaw such unions has gained momentum.
Smugglers make test runs with migrants across deadly Black Sea route

Smugglers make test runs with migrants across deadly Black Sea route

Rise in boats intercepted by Romanian coastguard fuels fears that smugglers are trying to reactivate dangerous transit passage to Europe

Romanian Unesco site proposal may be halted to allow gold mining

Protests planned after prime minister says Roșia Montană’s Unesco application may be withdrawn, allowing mine to go ahead

Romania hits Canadian firm with $9m ‘retaliatory’ tax bill over gold mine

Move comes after Gabriel Resources sues government for $4.4bn over failed bid to establish goldmine in Apuseni mountains

Romania struggles to overcome measles epidemic

The outbreak has caused more than 7,500 registered cases, and 31 deaths, over the last ten months

A good man is hard to find

Romania’s Social Democrats yank their own prime minister

Romania’s ruling coalition aims to vote out its own prime minister

Romanian prime minister Sorin Grindeanu struggles to keep his job after party and allies abandon him

Romania Drops Measure to Pardon Corrupt Officials

Anticorruption campaigners in Romania on Thursday claimed a pair of victories in their continuing struggle to hold public officials accountable in what many experts consider to be one of the European Union’s most corrupt countries.

Anger and Mistrust Fuel Unabated Protests in Romania

Government officials may have thought anger over a law that decriminalized some corruption had waned, once that law was repealed. They were wrong.