Justice Minister Florin Iordache said the measure will decriminalize cases of official misconduct in which the financial damage is valued at less than 200,000 lei ($47,800).
"This government has chosen to pass its ordinances secretly because it is afraid", said Martina, an worldwide relations student at the demonstration in Bucharest, fearing a "backtrack" in the fight against corruption.
Protesters on Wednesday evening in Bucharest shouted "Rats" and carried banners that read "The morning shift", sending a message that the protests will continue until the government resigns.
More than 250,000 Romanians demonstrated on Wednesday against a government decree decriminalising some graft offences, seen as the biggest retreat on reforms since the country joined the European Union in 2007. It is expected, however, that the government of Sorin Grindeanu will survive since it has a large enough majority in Parliament.
The changes will notably allow social-democrat leader Liviu Dragnea who is now on trial for abuse of power to avoid prosecution.
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Khedache was one of 17 people apprehended in connection with the robbery, and one of 10 who were ultimately charged. Khedache, who is known to his fellow criminals and to police as "Old Omar", is now being held without bail.
Late Tuesday, thousands took to the streets in Bucharest and other Romanian cities to protest the emergency decree which allows several politicians to avoid criminal prosecution.
At the same time, the centrist opposition announced that they will submit a vote of no confidence in the government.
"The irreversibility of the progress achieved in the fight against corruption is essential for the Commission to assess whether at some point monitoring under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) could be phased out", the statement shows.
These events have resulted in major protests all throughout Romania and in the President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and First Vice President, Frans Timmermans, releasing a joint statement today, saying that the Commission is "following the latest developments in Romania with great concern".
"These provisions aim to exonerate all top and medium ranking officials - parliament clerks, government members, all those able to approve laws, decrees, local decisions", chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi told television station DIGI24.