February 2017 protests in Bucharest

It hasn't been long since the Social-Democratic government of Bucharest tried to legalize some forms of corruption and pardon hundreds of politicians imprisoned for corruption, which led to the biggest protests in Romania after the fall of the communist regime, with more than 600.000 people taking the streets. Many people, journalists and poiticians, from Romania and EU, accused the government trying of change the legislation only to help the leader of the SD party - Liviu Dragnea (already convicted for election fraud) get away with his other corruption charges.

People hoped that the wicked games were over and that the rule of law was finally left to be. That was until yesterday, when the Government in Bucharest announced its new draft law which, as many opinion leaders and journalists argue, would politicize the judicial system. If the new law will be adopted, the head of the Prosecutors' Office and the Anti-Corruption National Agency (known for its outstanding work in the fight against corruption in the last years) would be appointed directly by the Government, without the involvment of the President, which would basically put Liviu Dragnea - the convicted president of the SD party - in command of the most important anti-corruption agencies of Romania.

Street protests have already been announced in most major cities of Romania for the coming days.

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