Will Romania’s corrupt politicians soon be released?

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The Debates feature from Euro|Topics offers English (+ French and German) translations of a selections of articles in European news sources on this topic.

Euro|Topics relaunched their website during 2016. Features published before that date are still available via an archive website (see related url hyperlinks0Romania's new government presented in January 2017 a proposal for emergency decrees that foresaw a large number of pardons for prisoners, including politicians serving time or facing charges on corruption charges. The government's main argument for the plan was that the country's prisons are overcrowded. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest the plan, and the Romanian press also voiced harsh criticism.

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ESO: Background information: Commission rejects Romania’s bid to lift Cooperation and Verification Mechanism http://www.europeansources.info/record/commission-rejects-romanias-bid-to-lift-cooperation-and-verification-mechanism/
EurActiv, 18.01.17: Romanian president blocks draft corruption law http://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/romanian-president-blocks-draft-corruption-law/
Euronews, 19.01.17: Romanian protests target government over corruption drive http://www.euronews.com/2017/01/19/romanian-protests-target-government-over-corruption-drive
European Commission: CVM: The reports on progress in Bulgaria and Romania http://ec.europa.eu/cvm/progress_reports_en.htm
The Guardian, 10.01.17: Romania's corruption fight is a smokescreen to weaken its democracy https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/10/romanias-corruption-fight-is-a-smokescreen-to-weaken-its-democracy
The Guardian, 22.01.17: Thousands march against prison pardons in Romania https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/22/thousands-march-against-prison-pardons-in-romania
Euro|Topics: Debates, January 2017: Is corruption referendum in Romania a good idea? http://www.eurotopics.net/en/173289/is-corruption-referendum-in-romania-a-good-idea
The Guardian, 27.01.17: European commission criticises Romania over prisoner pardon plan https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/27/european-commission-criticises-romania-prisoner-pardon-plan

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