Klaus Iohannis

Romanian politician; President of Romania (2014-present)

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Klaus Iohannis: Romanian politician; President of Romania (2014-present)
Klaus Werner Iohannis is the president of Romania. He became leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL) in 2014, after having served as leader of the Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania (DFDR/FDGR) from 2001 to 2013. Iohannis was a physics teacher and a school inspector before entering full-time politics.


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Romania's president aims to extend 'state of alert' to fight coronavirus

Romania's current state of alert enforced on May 15 to fight the new coronavirus, must be extended by another 30 days until the middle of July, President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday.
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Romania to further ease lockdown restrictions from June 1

Romania will reopen outdoor cafes and restaurants and allow international road and rail travel from June 1, after a two-month lockdown to contain the new coronavirus outbreak, President Klaus Iohannis..
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Romania president will enforce 'state of alert' from May 15

Romania will not extend a state of emergency past its May 15 expiry date, but will impose a "state of alert" allowing some modest relaxation of restrictions, President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday.
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Romanian 2020 parliament election might be delayed: president

A parliament election in Romania scheduled for late November or early December might not take place this year unless the new coronavirus spread is contained, President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday.
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Romania will extend state of emergency by 30 days: president

Romania's government will extend its state of emergency by another 30 days after the current period ending next week, to help halt the spread of the new coronavirus, President Klaus Iohannis said on..
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Romanian doctors will get 500 euro per month coronavirus bonus

Romanian doctors, nurses and other personnel dealing with coronavirus cases will receive a monthly bonus of about 500 euros ($543.10) a month, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday.
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Facing coronavirus spread, Romania's president makes new push to form government

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis called talks with political parties for Friday to try to get parliament to endorse a new prime minister next week so he can focus entirely on tackling the coronavirus..
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Romania's president asks finance minister Citu to form government

Romania's centrist President Klaus Iohannis appointed interim Finance Minister Florin Citu as prime minister-designate to try to form a transitional government until a parliamentary election in..
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Romanian opposition ask court to overturn move to renominate PM

Romania's opposition Social Democrat Party (PSD) said on Monday they would go to court to challenge President Klaus Iohannis's move to renominate the ousted Ludovic Orban as prime minister, which could..
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Romania's President Iohannis wins re-election

Romania's centrist President Klaus Iohannis easily won a presidential runoff vote on Sunday as expected, crushing his socialist challenger on a pledge to restart a judicial reform slowed down by..
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Romania's Iohannis hopes for new presidential term to boost rule of law

Romanians look set on Sunday to re-elect centrist president Klaus Iohannis, who has pledged to step up a fight against corruption and restart a judicial reform slowed down by successive Social Democrat..
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Incumbent Iohannis wins Romania's presidential vote, will face runoff

Romania's centrist President Klaus Iohannis, who has earned praise in the West for his anti-graft stance, won the first round of a presidential ballot on Sunday and will face former premier Viorica..
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Romania's Iohannis in pole position for presidential vote

Romanians vote in a presidential election on Sunday and are expected to support incumbent Klaus Iohannis, an anti-graft policymaker who has won praise in the West for his commitment to the rule of law.
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Romania's anti-graft president likely to be re-elected

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis is widely expected to win a first round of presidential elections on Sunday, with pledges to rekindle anti-graft efforts in one of Europe's most corrupt nations.
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Romania new PM to name EU commissioner after consulting president

Romania's new Prime Minister Ludovic Orban will propose an European Commissioner to Brussels only after consultations with President Klaus Iohannis, but this nomination will come "as soon as possible."
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Romanian president appoints Liberal Party leader as PM-designate

Romania's centrist President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday he has appointed opposition Liberal Party leader Ludovic Orban as prime minister-designate to form a transitional government until a..
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Romanian president says to appoint PM-designate by Oct. 15

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday he intends to appoint a prime minister-designate by Oct. 15 to form a transitional government, likely to be led by the main opposition party, until a..
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Romania gives green light for Holocaust museum

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis gave the green light on Tuesday for the creation of the country's first national Holocaust museum in Bucharest, more than seven decades after the end of World War..
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Romanian President says there are solutions if government fails confidence vote

Romania's centrist President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that there were transition solutions until a scheduled parliamentary election next year if the Social Democrat government fails to win..
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Romanian PM Dancila gets party nod to run for president

Romania's ruling Social Democrats (PSD) on Saturday confirmed Prime Minister Viorica Dancila as the party's candidate in a Nov. 10 presidential election that polls show the incumbent centrist Klaus..
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Romania's president eyes new term, not EU's top job

Romania's centrist President Klaus Iohannis said on Saturday he would decline any offer to get the European Union's top job, seeking instead to win a fresh term as the country's president.
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Romanian president asks ruling party to revise controversial justice laws

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis asked the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) on Wednesday to agree to undo changes to judicial legislation that have raised concerns about the rule of law in one of..
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