Policy brief #19: Europe pushes Romania into uncertainty. What can we do?

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi argues that external factors more than
internal ones are responsible for the possible delay of a certain
date for Romania’s accession to the EU. In the same time she
says that by irresponsibly invoking different scenarios of
political destabilization and of slowing the fight against
corruption following the report in May, the Romanian political
class itself offered an excuse for a postponement to the
opponents of Romania and Bulgaria’s accession. To counter
such a scenario Alina Mungiu-Pippidi proposes six tangible
measures so that Romania could obtain a favorable date at the
European Council in June 2006.