Rumania Rescinds Tax

The Rumanian government, two weeks ago, rescinded a recent law that required all persons emigrating from Rumania to repay the State for the higher education they had received at its expense, Maariv reported yesterday.

The tax affected mainly Jews immigrating to Israel, a large number of whom hold academic degrees. Rumanians leaving for the United States and West Germany were also affected. All have now been relieved of that obligation following protests by the Israeli, U.S. and German governments to President Nicolai Ceausescu of Rumania.

According to Maariv, the emigres may now pay the export tax on personal possessions when they leave in Rumanian currency instead of dollars as previously required.

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