From: The Stream

Cleaning up Romania’s corruption

Outrage after deadly nightclub fire sparks protest movement against widespread corruption.

A Bucharest nightclub fire that killed at least 48 people has brought thousands of Romanians to the streets in protests that have led to the prime minister’s resignation. Under the slogan “corruption kills”, demonstrators are calling for more resignations and an overhaul to a political system most citizens see as plagued by abuses of power. We’ll hear how corruption impacts the everyday lives of Romanians at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Catalin Drula

Radu Magdin
Political analyst
Former adviser to ex-Prime Minister Victor Ponta

Laura Stefan @ExpertForum_RO
Anti-corruption activist
Former Romanian Ministry of Justice official

Laurentiu Colintineanu @colintineanu


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