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Romania braced for huge protests amid 'big step backwards' on rule of law

Critics say changes to judicial system and proposed decriminalisation of some corruption offences mean separation of powers is ‘finished’Romania is taking the biggest step backwards on the rule of law since it joined the European Union, a former justice minister has warned before what could be the biggest street protests in a year this weekend in Bucharest.Monica Macovei, who was an architect of Romania’s anti-corruption policy when she was justice minister from 2004-07, said changes introduced to bring the country into the EU were being dismantled. Continue reading......

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Published By: theguardian.com - Friday, 19 January