Romania scraps Corruption Decree amid massive protests
(Vatican Radio) Romania’s leftist-leaning government has scrapped a controversial decree that would have prevented law enforcement to prosecute many politicians for corruption. Sunday’s decision followed the largest protests since the collapse of Communism and a bloody revolution in 1989.
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The decree scrapped Sunday would have decriminalized abuse of power offences where sums of less than 44,000 euro were involved. It would also potentially involve pardoning thousands of prisoners.
One immediate beneficiary would have been Liviu Dragnea, who leads the ruling Social Democrats and faces charges of defrauding the state of 24,000 euro.