Romanian protesters recently faced the most violent police response since the 1989 revolution. Liviu Dragnea, of the ruling Social Democrats, is doing all he can to cling to power. But criticism of the PSD leader is growing.
A Romanian politician has sparked outrage for likening President Klaus Iohannis to Adolf Hitler on social media. German authorities are demanding Romania's government distance itself from the inflammatory comparison.
Liviu Dragnea, head of Romania's ruling Social Democrats and parliamentary president, has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. This is the end of the road for the corrupt politician, says Robert Schwartz.
In Romania's capital, Bucharest, police are using brutal force against peaceful demonstrators. Those responsible must stand trial, says DW's Robert Schwartz.
Thousands of Romanian expats returned to their native country for a huge anti-government rally in Bucharest. Authorities responded with a brutal show of force, prompting fresh protests. DW looks at the ongoing troubles.
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