Protests erupt over Romanian govt’s plan to pardon thousands
Europe

Protests erupt over Romanian govt’s plan to pardon thousands

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Several thousand people marched through the Romanian capital on Wednesday night to protest the government’s plan to pardon thousands of prisoners — a surprise move to allegedly reduce overcrowding in prisons that would also benefit some notable government supporters. Premier Sorin Grindeanu wants to implement the measure through an emergency ordinance, … Continue reading

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Romania’s opera bans ballerina Cojocaru from entering alone
Art / Europe / International News / Theater & Dance

Romania’s opera bans ballerina Cojocaru from entering alone

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The management at Romania’s main opera house on Tuesday, Apr. 26, banned internationally acclaimed ballerina Alina Cojocaru and Danish ballet dancer and choreographer Johan Kobborg from entering the premises alone, following a conflict with the institution’s interim leadership. In a letter dated April 25 that was sent to the Bucharest National … Continue reading