On 24 January, The European Union issued a statement condemning Romania’s controversial judicial reform bill. The bill would strip most of the power from Romania’s popular anti-corruption body. Although this is the first time the EU has officially commented on this bill, activists in Romania have been protesting the bill for weeks. The legislation was passed by Romania’s congress but awaits the signature of the president to become law.
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