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Two Romanian words for "bribe"

Şpagă, mită — the Romanian language has two words for "bribe" ... er, I mean, "gift." Or extorsion, depending on circumstance.

In May, guards at the border with Hungary stopped AC/DC and asked a 50-euro fee for each of 29 vehicles. They wouldn't let the band's entourage leave without paying.

In June, the minister for transport announced that all ten officers at that crossing had been fired. Sacked. Concediat.


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