Romania Would Withdraw Corruption Decree


Time: 9:01 p.m. CEST

The Romanian government is to withdraw a contentious corruption decree, Euronews published on February 4. Prime minister Sorin Grindeany said the legal order to decriminalize some offenses would be repealed in a cabinet meeting on Sunday.

Earlier, Agence France-Presse said the head of Romania’s ruling socialists signaled on Saturday a possible climbdown on the contentious corruption legislation, as the biggest demonstrations since the fall of Ceausescu in 1989 raged for a fifth day. The latest demonstration in central Bucharest on Saturday saw some 30,000 people as media estimated, although the first day of protests thousands arrived in many across Romania.

The reason for the demonstrations is that the PDS aimed to reduce sentences for prisons, if the person only sums exceed about 45.000 euros ($47.500)

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