2017 in Romania
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The following lists events in the year 2017 in Romania.
- President: Klaus Iohannis
- Prime Minister: Dacian Cioloș (until January 4), Sorin Grindeanu (until June 21), Mihai Tudose
- January 4 – Sorin Grindeanu takes over as Prime Minister of Romania.
- January 24 – President Klaus Iohannis initiates proceedings for a national referendum on continuing the fight against corruption in Romania.
- January 29 - Over 90,000 people march in protests against the government's proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners.
- January 31 - Despite protests, the government adopts an emergency ordinance to decriminalize some graft offenses.
- February 4 - Prime Minister Grindeanu announces plans to scrap the proposed decree decriminalizing graft offenses.
- February 5 – Hundreds of thousands of people march in the largest protest since the Revolution against a government's plan to decriminalize certain corruption offenses.
- February 8 - 2017 Romanian protests
- February 9 - After losing support of Prime Minister Grindeanu, Florin Iordache resigns from Justice Minister. The same day, the President of the Senate notifies the Constitutional Court on a judicial conflict between the government and the National Anticorruption Directorate.
- June 16 – Ludovic Orban is elected President of the National Liberal Party, the largest opposition party in the country.
- June 21 – The Parliament dismisses Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu after his Social Democratic Party submits a no-confidence vote.
- June 26 – President Iohannis appoints former Minister of Economy Mihai Tudose as new Prime Minister of Romania.
- September 17 – A violent storm in western Romania leaves eight people dead and 137 injured.
- September 30 – One person die and 19 people are hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a fire breaks out at a retirement home in Bucharest.
- February 3 – Vatra Dornei hosts the FIL World Luge Championships, with Romania's team placing fourth.
Arts and entertainment
- May 14–20 – Despite rain, the 14th edition of Bucharest Pride unfolds in Romania's capital. Human rights organisations and 30 embassies endorse the event.
- June 2–11 – The 16th edition of Transilvania International Film Festival takes place in Cluj-Napoca. French actor Alain Delon receives the TIFF Award for his entire career.
- July 1 – Cluj Pride, first pride parade to take place in Transylvania, is attended by 1,000 people.
- August 3–6 – Up to 330,000 people attend the largest edition to date of Untold Festival in Cluj-Napoca. Among artists that performed during the four-day festival are MØ, Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding, Armin van Buuren, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki.
- 12 January – Iulian Rădulescu, self-proclaimed "emperor of Roma from everywhere" (b. 1938)
- 18 January – Ion Besoiu, actor (b. 1931)
- 22 January – Cristina Adela Foișor, chess player (b. 1967)
- 24 January – Dan Adamescu, businessman (b. 1948)
- 29 January – Stelian Olariu, conductor (b. 1928)
- 5 December – Michael I of Romania former king (b. 1921)
- "Iohannis a declanșat procedura de referendum dar Parlamentul n-a primit mesajul, fiindcă e vacanță. "Evident că am un plan B"". Pro TV (in Romanian). January 24, 2017.
- "Massive protests in Romania over draft pardon bill, changes to Penal Code for second Sunday in a row".
- "Romanians rally in biggest anti-corruption protest in decades".
- "Romania's prime minister says to scrap graft decree on Sunday".
- "#Ro-mânia, ziua a şasea | Protest istoric: 600.000 de oameni au fost în stradă".
- "ROMANIA PM FAILS TO GET MINISTER PROBED FOR GRAFT TO RESIGN".
- "Constitutional Court rejects Ombudsman's appeal over EO 13".
- "Romanian justice minister quits after graft decree debacle".
- "President of the Senate notifyed the Constitutional Court on a judicial conflict between the Government and DNA".
- Luiza Ilie, Radu-Sorin Marinas (June 21, 2017). "Romanian lawmakers oust PM Grindeanu in no-confidence vote". Reuters.
- Jon Henley (June 21, 2017). "Romania's government collapses as ruling party MPs oust prime minister". The Guardian.
- "8 dead, dozens injured as fierce storm hits western Romania". The Washington Post. September 17, 2017.
- "8 morți și 137 de răniți, după furtuna de duminică. Tudose laudă pe toată lumea, mai puțin o companie: "Îngrozitori"". Pro TV (in Romanian). September 18, 2017.
- "Romania: Fire at Bucharest Retirement Home Leaves 1 Dead". The Associated Press via The New York Times. September 30, 2017.
- "Incendiu la un azil bătrâni din București: un mort și 19 răniți. Clădirea nu avea autorizație de securitate". Digi 24 (in Romanian). September 30, 2017.
- "Alain Delon – Premiul pentru întreaga carieră la TIFF 2017!". TIFF (in Romanian). May 3, 2017.
- Florina Pop (August 7, 2017). "Untold 2017 în cifrele oficiale: peste 330.000 de petrecăreți, mai mult decât populația orașului Cluj-Napoca". Adevărul (in Romanian).
- "Ion Besoiu a murit. Actorul avea 85 de ani". realitatea.net (in Romanian). Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- "Șah: Marea maestră Cristina Foișor a murit duminică, la vârsta de 49 de ani". agerpres.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 24 January 2017.
- "- RIP IM Cristina Adela Foișor". Susan Polgar Global Chess Daily News and Information. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.