EU PRESSURE ON CORRUPTION HELPS SECURE SACKING OF ROMANIAN LABOUR MINISTER

BY KEITH NUTHALL

CONSTANT European Union (EU) pressure on Romania to cleanse its government of corruption has finally achieved a concrete result, with the sacking of the country's labour minister - accused of graft. Paul P?curaru was dismissed via presidential decree almost a year after the chief prosecutor of Romania's National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) requested permission to investigate claims he had asked a local politician to direct contracts to his son's company. P?curaru is a member of the ruling National Liberal Party (PNL).


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