Romanian government headed for a clash with Europe and its own people
Data: 12 noiembrie 2018
Superstitious Romanians believe that if the 13th of the month falls on a Tuesday, it will be a bad day. Unfortunately, this Tuesday, November 13, may well prove them right.
This is the day the European Parliament and European Commission are set to throw the spotlight on moves to unravel Romania’s judicial independence and rule of law.
The Parliament is expected to adopt a resolution expressing deep concern for the country’s overhaul of judicial and criminal law — especially its potential to undermine the legal system’s ability to fight corruption, and the rule of law. The resolution also condemns the violent and disproportionate police intervention in protests in Bucharest in August, and calls on Romanian authorities to safeguard checks and balances.