Publications

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Forgive and Forget? The June 1990 Mineriad

Perspectives on the events of 13th-15th of June 1990 in Romania. more…

Holger Dix | Country Reports | June 21, 2010

Ballistic Missile Defense System In Europe

The Romanian Component

An announcement that Romania had accepted the US’s request of deploying elements of the American ballistic missile defense system in Europe to Romanian soil was made by President Traian Basescu after an extraordinary meeting of the Supreme Defense Council (CSAT) on February 4, 2010. The Romanian President assured the nation that the operation did not target Russia and that it was meant to protect the entire territory of the country against threats originating from the Middle East with several land-based rocket systems. The CSAT decision is pending Parliament approval under the Romanian law. more…

Dr. Mihail Ionescu | Country Reports | March 5, 2010

The New Romanian Government Coalition between Center-Right and Center-Left

The November 30th parliamentary elections results brought together at the negotiation table four political parties that aimed at forming the government coalition. more…

Holger Dix, Georgetta Voinea | Country Reports | January 5, 2009

The Democratic Party from Romania became an Associate Member of the European People’s Party

On November 9, the European People’s Party (EPP) upgraded the Democratic Party (PD) from Romania status, from Observer Member to Associate Member. The strengthened relationship between EPP and PD represents an important political action both at the level of European representation of the Romanian political parties and at the level of the internal political scene from Romania. more…

Georgetta Voinea | Country Reports | November 27, 2006

State of EU accession criteria in Romania

The reform of justice in Romania is one of the toughest reforms expected from Romania and a key-point in ensuring EU membership. After 15 years of inefficiency, lack of professionalism and integrity of legal professions generalized corruption and interference of the political sphere into the justice act, the justice reform was initiated in the beginning of the year by the current reformist Minister of Justice: Mrs. Monica Macovei, an outstanding legal expert and former human rights activist with the Helsinki Committee – Bucharest. more…

Dr. Günter Dill, Georgetta Voinea | June 21, 2005