More than 250,000 Romanians demonstrated on Wednesday against a government decree decriminalizing some graft offences, seen as the biggest retreat on reforms since the country joined the European Union in 2007.
Romania's top judicial watchdog, the Superior Magistrates' Council (CSM), earlier in the day filed a constitutional court challenge to the decree unveiled by the new Social Democrat government of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu.
If enforced, as planned, within 10 days, the decree would, among other things, decriminalize abuse-of-power offences in which the sums involved are less than 200,000 lei ($48,000).
That would put an end to the current trial of Social Democrat party leader Liviu Dragnea, accused of using his political influence to secure state salaries for two people working at his party headquarters between 2006 and 2013.
The government on Tuesday also approved a draft bill that would grant prison pardons. It says it would bring the criminal code in line with recent constitutional court rulings and ease prison overcrowding, claims disputed by many senior judicial figures.
Ovo kao da je iz Alana Forda izaslo, ako si primio mito manji od ~$50K, nikom nista.
I ne samo to, vec ce i trenutni sudski procesi biti zaustavljeni, recimo protiv celnika vladajuce stranke, a i usput ce pasti i koja amnestija za one koji su vec fasovali zatvor.
Kreativno, nema sta.
Rumuni izgleda nisu bas impresionirani posto je Alan Fordovska mera vlasti izazvala najvece demonstracije od pada komunizma.