Mass Protests Against Romanian Govt Decree Continue

World » SOUTHEAST EUROPE | February 4, 2017, Saturday // 10:04
Bulgaria: Mass Protests Against Romanian Govt Decree Continue BGNES

The Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) has opposed the amendment to the Penal Code via emergency government decrees, reported Dnevnik daily.

The party of ethnic Hungarians which has 9 senators and 21 deputies in the new Romanian Parliament has called on all parties in Romania to reach a consensus on the creation of a legal framework that will be at the basis of a real, correct justice, reported BTA.

Romanians protested again en masse against the government decree which decriminalises abuse of office.

Thousands of people carrying banners “Corruption Kills!” gathered in tens of towns all over the country on Friday night.

There were over 120,000 demonstrators in Bucharest alone.

“We will not stop the fight against corruption and we will not facilitate people who do not wish to treat us in the way that we deserve. We want to be in the 21st century; we deserve this and I hope that we will be,” said a demonstrator in Bucharest.

The government of Sorin Grindeanu and the Social Democratic Party (PSD) which supports him refuse to give up on their plans by pointing out the need for harmonisation with European directives.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Southeast Europe » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Romania, UDMR, corruption, government decree, protests, abuse of office, Sorin Grindeanu, Bucharest
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria