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Romania Scraps Anti-Graft Decree After Tumultuose Protests

Romania’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly endorsed a government order to scrap a graft decree that triggered mass street protests, international condemnation and a consequent U-turn by the month-old cabinet.

The cabinet of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu enraged people when it quietly approved on Jan. 31 a decree that would have decriminalised several corruption offences, prompting the largest display of anger since the 1989 fall of communism…

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