6 July 2012
Romania’s Democracy in Reverse Gear – en garde, EU!
This commentary suggests that the speed and scope of the democratic indiscretions in Romania demand an adequate response to the seriousness of political abuse unfolding in the country. To tackle existing undemocratic practices and tendencies, the EU must promote a serious and broad-based discussion about the development of a more systematic and pro-active approach to protecting its democratic construction. This strategy would include actually applying existing tools, but also creating new mechanisms to deal with structural problems that undermine democratic practices in the EU.
© 2012 European Policy Centre (EPC)
Corina Stratulat, Paul Ivan