One year since the tragedy in the Colectiv Club

Ambassador Hans Klemm and his wife, Mari, lays flowers outside the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest, Romania, October 28, 2016. (Lucian Crusoveanu/Public Diplomacy Office)
Ambassador Hans Klemm and his wife, Mari, lays flowers outside the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest, Romania, October 28, 2016. (Lucian Crusoveanu / Public Diplomacy Office)

Today we remember those who lost their lives or were injured in the tragic, preventable Colectiv fire one year ago.  Out of the tragedy arose hope.  Tens of thousands of Romanians peacefully joined together to voice their desire for a Romania free from corruption, with a transparent and responsive government, and fully engaged in a Europe whole, free and at peace.  As we mourn again the victims, the Embassy of the United States encourages Romanians in their fight against corruption, and in their effort to build a secure, democratic and prosperous Romania.