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Romanian president says economy good, investors not threatened

Friday, February 03, 2017 - 01:06

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis says nation-wide protests against a retreat on anti-corruption reforms pose no threat to investors. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday (February 3) there was no threat to investors from the mass protests in Romania against a retreat on anti-corruption reforms, and that the economic situation in his country was good and would remain so. Romania's government on Thursday (February 2) rejected calls to withdraw a decree that critics say marks a major retreat on anti-corruption reforms, standing its ground as huge nation-wide protests entered a third day. "I am very concerned. And, I have to admit, even if it is very hard for me, that the situation in Romania is very complicated, but we have hundreds of thousands of my Romanians out on the streets and I trust them, I trust my people, I believe in Romania so, in the end, I am convinced that we will, we have to find good solutions, rule of law has to prevail, the European values have to prevail and this is what I believe will happen," Iohannis said on entering an EU leaders' summit in Valletta.

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Romanian president says economy good, investors not threatened

Friday, February 03, 2017 - 01:06