In Romania cancelled the decision on Amnesty for corrupt officials that caused mass protests

The Romanian government canceled on Sunday, the resolution on introducing amendments to the criminal code and the Amnesty for corrupt officials, which led to mass protests across the country.

About it today, 5 February, according to Romania TV.

The government at an extraordinary meeting decided to withdraw the resolution which amended the criminal code and the law on pardon and Amnesty.

As stated on the eve of Saturday the Prime Minister of Romania Sorin Grindeanu, he decided to take this step in order not to deepen the split in society.

Recall that in Romania passed the most mass during the last 25 years the protests, which were attended by 300 thousand people.

The Romanian government on 31 January in spite of the mass protests adopted a resolution, which decriminalised the number of crimes and allows many corrupt officials to avoid responsibility.

The new regulation, in particular, decriminalize acts of corruption and cases of abuse of power and malpractice if the damages do not exceed 200 thousand lei (47 $ 800).

The need for an Amnesty for certain categories of criminals in the government previously explained by prison overcrowding.

The European Commission on 1 February issued a stark warning to the government of Romania for the decision and stressed the need irreversible progress in the fight against corruption.

2 February the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis appealed to the constitutional court the decree of the government and urged the Cabinet to cancel the document.

The Prime Minister of Romania stated that it will not cancel the decision and intends to take initiatives to decriminalize certain offences related to corruption.




In Romania cancelled the decision on Amnesty for corrupt officials that caused mass protests 05.02.2017

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