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EU diplomats slam Romanian attack on judicial independence

Carmen Simion in Bucharest December 21, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis has already warned Bucharest is on collision course with the EU over controversial judicial reforms and risks similar sanctions to those faced by Poland.

Romania’s parliament takes axe to legislation on professional management at state-controlled companies

bne IntelliNews December 21, 2017

Corporate governance reforms reversed, allowing government to return to appointing management on political grounds at dozens of enterprises.

Albanian parliament elects interim chief prosecutor amid smoke bombs

bne IntelliNews December 19, 2017

Opposition Democrats held demonstration and threw smoke bombs to try to block election of new interim chief prosecutor.