Revolutionaries who took part in the uprising against Romania's dictator Nicolae Ceausescu are entitled to a special pension. It’s a form of compensation. But thousands who never fought in the revolution have been cashing in on this privilege.
The number of refugees crossing the Black Sea to get to Romania has risen. The country's tabloid press is describing it as an "invasion." DW's Cristian Stefanescu reports from Bucharest.
Anti-government demonstrations have entered their 13th consecutive day in response to Bucharest's attempt to ease anti-corruption laws. Protests have been staged across the nation, marking the largest rallies since 1989.
Romanian Justice Minister Florin Iordache has stepped down over an anti-graft law that sparked mass protests and international condemnation. Critics said the law would have protected corrupt politicians from prosecution.
The last time Romania saw such large-scale protests was in 1989 - when communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was toppled. This week's government decree reminded many of the corruption-ridden days of the old regime.
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