Romanian to move 17,000 people with disabilities out of institutions, into family care

June 4, 2015 7:11 PM

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BUCHAREST, Romania – A Romanian official says 17,000 people with disabilities living in special state institutions will gradually be moved into families, a step that will take the country closer to European norms.

Labor Minister Rovana Plumb says the process would take five years using 700 million euros ($780 million) of European Union funds.

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