Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in the Romanian capital to protest against an emergency government decree to decriminalise a string of corruption offences.
Riot police have reported about 80,000 people gathered in front of the government’s headquarters in Bucharest’s biggest square on February 3 rd. Thousands gathered around 20 other cities even calling for the government to resign.
Today, Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Chiolosh is paying an official visit to the Republic of Moldova.
The program of the visit includes a meeting with his Moldovan counterpart, Paul Philip, Speaker Adrian Candu, and President Nicolae Timofti. In addition, the Romanian prime minister will meet with representatives of opposition parties and movements. The Romanian prime minister’s visit coincides with the timed transfer of $60 million in aid from Bucharest to Chisinau.