Oddly enough, corruption-ridden Romania fined its president, Klaus Iohannis for using a discriminating term when he referred to the ruling coalition in a statement he made.
Iohannis used the term “penali”, which translates as “criminally liable”, “in his statements related to the ruling coalition’s initiatives to change the justice laws and to dismiss the chief anti-corruption prosecutor”, romaniainsider.com reads. For his… slip of the tongue he got fined by the National Council for Combatting Discrimination (CNCD). He is obliged to pay RON 2,000 (EUR 430).
The report of local Mediafax reads that the Romanian president said the government’s aim is to “discredit the fight against corruption and to save themselves by using their positions. The CNCD decided that the president’s statements were discriminating and breached the right to dignity of people who have been prosecuted or sent to court but haven’t been convicted yet.”
Iohannis characterised the particular decision by the CNCD a “political” one and is prepared to challenge it in court…. / IBNA