Romania’s first year in the EU
While the economy continued to grow, the year was lost in domestic infighting among political parties, with a majority in the Parliament seeking permanently to by-pass the country’s EU engagements in the sensitive fields of anticorruption and political accountability. At times it looked like a civil war has broken out between the President Băsescu and the parliamentary majority on this subject.
The modest economic management capacity that has kept the country on the right track since 2000 is rapidly dwindling away.
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