Romania's new president urges all out war on corruption

December 21, 2014 7:51 PM

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BUCHAREST: New Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, whose anti-graft platform propelled him to the top job, on Sunday (Dec 21) urged politicians to stamp out entrenched corruption in one of Europe's poorest countries.

"There is no other path for Romania" other than becoming a nation "rid of all corruption," Iohannis told parliament after officially assuming his duties. This must "be understood clearly at every level of the political class," said the 55-year-old, Romania's first president from the German minority.

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