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 president says the government's attempt to weaken anti-graft laws is "an assault against the justice system." He will refer the reforms to the Constitutional Court for review, asking that they "take their time."
The government had sought to remove anti-graft prosecutor Laura Kovesi, who has brought a record number of cases to trial. President Klaus Iohannis was not convinced by the justice minister's arguments.
The Romanian diaspora in Europe is protesting the corruption of the ruling PSD government in Bucharest. In Switzerland, writer Dana Grigorcea has taken to the streets and picked up her pen to defend Romania's judiciary.
Thousands have protested in Bucharest after the justice minister called for the removal of the head of Romania's anti-corruption body. Critics say the government wants to avoid being targeted by investigations.
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