Romanian Parliament sparks harsh international reactions with vote to provide immunity against corruption charges
Dec 11, 2013
Romanian Parliament sparks harsh international reactions with vote to provide immunity against corruption charges.
Romanian MPs voted on Tuesday a series of changes to the Penal Code that would boost their immunity in case of corruption charges. The vote, which prompted media to call it "The Black Tuesday" of Romanian democracy, sparked a series of harsh reactions from Western embassies and international institutions on Wednesday. "This move by the Parliament is a step away from transparency and rule-of-law and is a discouraging sign for investors", said the US Embassy to Bucharest in one of its harshest positions on Romanian events for years.
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