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Romania waives controversial corruptiewet

Romania waives controversial corruptiewet

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The Romanian government is pulling a controversial bill that certain corruption offences from the legal strafboek would pick up. That proposal led, in the past few weeks to large-scale demonstrations and riots.

The socio-democrarische government of prime minister Sorin Grindeanu drew the decree on the amendment of the law Sunday, reports a source within the government.

“The decree is repealed,” said the government official told Reuters. An official statement will be in accordance with the source to follow soon.

Grindeanu announced on Saturday already at going to be the decree to withdraw as a reaction to the massive demonstrations. The change in the law would be dozens of politicians have protected from prosecution for corruption.

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