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Romanian prime minister concedes errors in justice system

October 3, 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s prime minister has accused prosecutors in her country of falsifying evidence, pressurizing witnesses and modifying testimony.

While claiming the European Union has treated the government unfairly, Viorica Dancila told a panel at the European Parliament on Wednesday that “millions of Romanians” had been tapped by the country’s secret services in corruption probes.

Partly as a result of such activities, the government is undertaking a contentious overhaul of the judiciary, reforms that have been criticized by the EU and sparked protests across Romania.

However, overall, she said Romania, whose justice system is under special EU monitoring, had been treated unfairly.

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