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Living Democracy in Romania: From Protest to Referendum?

By on 16th February 2017

Political developments after EGO 13 In the aftermath of the adoption of Emergency Government Ordinance No. 13/2017 (EGO 13) in the night of 31 January 2017 aiming at decriminalising abuse of office and other corruption-related offences, events went on rapidly in Romania. The attempt to surreptitiously pass legislation changing the Criminal Codes, while trying to […]

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‘We Don’t Need No Constitution’ – On a Sad EU Membership Anniversary in Romania

By on 1st February 2017
Bucharest Protest 29 Jan 2017

“No one is above the law” (Constitution of Romania, Article 16 §2 ) On 25 January 2017, the European Commission has published its progress report on the CVM – Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, a supervisory mechanism imposed to Romania (and Bulgaria) at the time of their European accession in 2007. In the case of Romania, […]

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