In Romania, Southeast European Times is reporting that the government of Prime Minister Emil Boc was reshuffled on 6 September.
The new government, Boc V, includes six new ministers, though the party composition of the coalition remains the same. The dominant partner is Boc’s Partidul Democrat-Liberal (Democratic Liberal Party – PD-L) and includes the Uniunea Democrată Maghiară din România (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania – UDMR) as well as a number of independents.
The Boc government is increasingly unpopular, largely because of the austerity measures that have been introduced. The opposition Partidul Social Democrat (Social Democratic Party – PSD) is likely to lodge a motion of censure later this month.