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Romania Boosts Fight Against Corruption Amid High-Level Scandals

Romania has struggled with an epidemic of corruption for years, but under pressure from abroad and from its citizens, officials are making great strides toward reining in graft. The main anticorruption body was in the headlines again this month as it pursued bribery charges against the brother of President Traian Basescu. In a sign of Romania's shifting landscape, the president said that the justice system must take precedence even over his family loyalties. (Produced by Alexandru Eftode, RFE/RL's Moldovan Service, and Margot Buff)