The country's interior minister has resigned amid a political crisis over the murder of an investigative journalist, Jan Kuciak. Robert Kalinak was a key ally of Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico – who has been fighting to save his government.
More than 450 people were injured at massive anti-corruption protests on Friday. Prosecutors say they are reviewing footage and interviewing victims in a bid to bring offenders to justice.
DW spokesman Christoph Jumpelt has called on Romania to bring the perpetrators to justice. Several journalists, including a DW correspondent, were attacked by police during anti-corruption protests in Bucharest.
Despite hundreds being injured the night before, tens of thousands of people have again protested in Bucharest. Romania remains one of the poorest and most corrupt countries in the EU.
A prominent lawyer who defended Slobodan Milosevic was murdered on a Serbian street. The 19th such killing this year, the crime has cast suspicion on the region's nefarious web of corruption at high levels.
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