Local elections take place in Romania. The ruling Social Liberal Union wins by a landslide.
Romanian Justice Minister Tudorel Toader announces that he would trigger the dismissal procedures of the Chief Prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate, Laura Codruța Kövesi. The announcement sparks protests.
Following pressure from Jean-Claude Juncker to nominate female candidates for the European Commission, the government of Romania alters it original choice to put incumbent commissioner Dacian Cioloş forward for a second term and instead nominates MEP Corina Creţu as the country’s new candidate.
Voters in Romania go to the polls for parliamentary elections with the governing Social Liberal Union led by Prime Minister Victor Ponta winning by a landslide majority in both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.