The EU on Thursday hailed the decision by Romania to reverse a government decree that would have weakened anti-corruption laws and sparked a wave of protests.
“I really welcome the fact that emergency ordinance 13 has been repealed. That’s a very good step,” said European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans after talks with Romania’s Prime Minster Sorin Grindeanu.
Romania has been rocked by weeks of anti-graft protests in the biggest demonstrations since the end of communism in 1989.
Grindeanu has remained defiant to the uproar and easily survived a confidence vote in parliament last week.
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