Romania may toughen laws on witches


Laws are being drafted which would require Romanian witches to acquire permits in order to work

Legislation being debated in Romania would require witches to get a permit and make it possible to fine or even imprison one whose prediction turns out to be false.

The draft bill has just started its way through parliament in Romania, where witchcraft has been part of its culture for centuries.

On January 1, Romania changed its labour laws to officially recognise witchcraft as a profession, angering some witches.

Vasile Bleotu, of the Social Democrats, said that the Senate passed the draft legislation last week but it still must be approved by a financial and labour committee and Romania’s Chamber of Deputies.

It also would require witches to provide their customers with receipts and bar them from practicing near schools and churches.

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