Romania Minister Drafts Decree Invalidating Corruption Cases

Romania, which has long grappled with systemic corruption, may have a new solution the problem: the government may simply invalidate hundreds of pending corruption cases against the country's senior politicians. Justice Minister Tudorel Toader on Monday announced that he has prepared an emergency decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases, including some that involve current government leaders. Toader will meet this week with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila to discuss the draft bill, which could lead to the suspension of trials and verdicts as well as retrials.