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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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Government officials may have thought anger over a law that decriminalized some corruption had waned, once that law was repealed.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.
‘We must fight on’ – Romania’s crusader against corruption will not back down

‘We must fight on’ – Romania’s crusader against corruption will not back down

The woman leading the fight to clean up the government in Bucharest says she will continue to hold ministers to account

Romanian justice minister resigns after angry anti-corruption protests

Plan to decriminalise offences and issue jail pardons prompted hundreds of thousands of Romanians to take to the streets

Romania’s Leaders Back Down, but Protesters Aren’t Going Anywhere

Distrustful protesters refused to accept the government’s promise to rescind a decree that had decriminalized some corruption offenses.

Romania Reverses Decision to Weaken Corruption Law Amid Uproar

The move was a remarkable and rapid turnaround for a government that had shown every sign of holding firm against five days of mass protests.

Romanian PM to ‘press ahead’ with corruption decrees as protests grow

Sorin Grindeanu refuses to repeal decree despite biggest popular protests since fall of communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu

Protesters in Romania denounce plan to decriminalise misconduct offences

Thousands take to streets after government passes emergency ordinance that critics say will help corrupt politicians escape justice

Romania Chooses Left-Leaning Government

Romania’s Parliament approved a new left-leaning coalition government on Wednesday, ending weeks of uncertainty about who would lead a country that has been a staunch member of the European Union and NATO.

Sorin’s in: Romania’s new government

A vote of confidence today will kick off the appointment of a new Romanian government

Romania’s president rejects prime minister candidate

Sevil Shhaideh, a little-known economist, would have been the country's first Muslim and female prime minister, with the decision likely to increase the rift between the president and the parliament majority.

Romania Set for First Female, and First Muslim, Prime Minister

In a surprise move Romania’s largest political party nominated a woman from the country’s Tatar minority for prime minister. If she wins approval she'll be both the first Muslim and the first woman to hold the post.

Romanians Return Center-Left Party to Power

Despite recent scandals, the Social Democratic Party secured a large lead. But the main question remains who might be prime minister.