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A Romanian former interior minister Monday announced he was stepping down from the Senate after being implicated in a scandal involving the death of a police motorcyclist.Romania's powerful anti-corruption agency opened an inquiry for involuntary homicide after the death last October of a police motorcyclist escorting Oprea.The Social Democrat-dominated Senate refused to lift Oprea's immunity from prosecution, triggering criticism from opposition figures, President Klaus Iohannis and the U.S. ambassador to Romania, Hans Klemm.In its annual reports, the European Commission has criticized the Romanian parliament over its refusal to lift the immunity of many figures targeted by the anti-corruption agency.
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