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EU Corruption Report Gets the Middle Finger in Romania

Florin Iordache 

Florin Iordache 

Photographer: Daniel Mihalescu/AFP/Getty Images

A top politician in Romania just gave the European Union the finger.

Following a report from the bloc that slammed the Balkan state for democratic backsliding, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Florin Iordache said the government would continue a drive to overhaul the judiciary. The legislative push, combined with a campaign to remove prosecutors who are cracking down on graft, is at the center of criticism that Romania is trying to ease pressure on crooked politicians.