Romania passes property restitution bill

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The fortunes taken are estimated at €9 billion


On Tuesday, the centre-left government of Victor Ponta adopted the property restitution bill designed to help families whose land or dwellings were confiscated by the previous communist regimes.

Ponta had said recently, the property restitution bill “we have drafted aims finally to find a solution to long-delayed problem of property restitution in Romania.” According to Associated Press, more than 200,000 such claims exist, and the law passed complies with a demand by the Coun...


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