Protesters in Romania continue to rally against a government decree limiting corruption to cases involving more than 50,000 euros (about $54,000). President Iohannis wants the decree declared unconstitutional.
The government in Bucharest wants to change the country's justice system and is also planning tax reforms. Civil society, opposition parties, unions and employers' associations are up in arms.
Rallies in Bucharest and other cities have taken aim at a law that will weaken efforts to root out corruption. The government says a new law will prevent the judiciary from pursuing a politically motivated agenda.
Liviu Dragnea has appeared before Romanian prosecutors amid claims he illicitly obtained EU funds. His party's attempts this year to decriminalize graft offenses led to Romania's biggest protests since the communist era.
A reshuffle of Romania’s cabinet is due Friday after the forced departure of two ministers facing anti-corruption probes. Prime Minister Mihai Tudose has wrested backing from his Social Democrats for the shakeup.
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