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Daily Telegraph – December 18, 2006

EU will consign Romanian traditions to history, by Kate Connolly in Bucharest “The most substantial help the EU has given us is just by being there – encouraging the rule of law, indirectly disciplining our politicians, speeding up the reform
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The Bridge, January 2007

The unbearable lightness of Europeanization, by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi European Union accession day for Romania and Bulgaria on January 1 was anticipated with mixed feelings in Nicolae Ceausescu’s spoiled home town of Scornicesti, Oltenia. Its artificial communist industry was dismantled years
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Balkan Insight, December 21, 2006

Romania: Buoyant Economy Braces for Challenge of EU, by Radu Busneag Overall, economists say Romania’s economy is growing fast and is defying earlier gloomy forecasts. However, some analysts warn of dangers that lie ahead, mainly as a result of the
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Alina Mungiu-Pippidi: “Ceauşescu, the Book and the Union”

We recently celebrated the Union of the Two Principalities, as well as Nicolae Ceauşescu’s birthday, who would’ve been ninety years old, had he not been executed on Christmas in 1989. Upon such occasions, you can’t help but wonder what the
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Alina Mungiu-Pippidi: “Norica and Monica”

Once upon a time, there were two young magistrates, Norica and Monica. they had both graduated from Law School and entered the prosecuting profession in a small Wallach town, sometime in the eighth decade of the past century. Monica sailed
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Alina Mungiu-Pippidi: “Kosovo Post Ceausescu

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Alina Mungiu-Pippidi: “The European Expansion of Trash”

I read in the prestigious daily New York times that our country refused to take over the trash in Naples which accumulates in the streets before Christmas, since no neighborhood in Naples will accept the opening or re-opening of a
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Central and Eastern Europe – Regressing? (II)

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Central and Eastern Europe – Regressing? (I)

Adhesion to the European Union Is Not “End of History”“ Less than twenty years ago, the countries that have just now joined the European Union made up “the other Europe”. They were broke and starving. Citizens were dealing with empty
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Marty Report, Speculations and Pre-Conceived Ideas, by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

An article published in the APEL network on June 11 The publication of the report on CIA-run prisons in Europe by a member of the Parliamentary Assembly with the European Council, Swiss lawyer Dick Marty (which should not be mistaken
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