For the first time in years I read a good article wrote by someone who's not romanian - an article that reflects the reality in Romania.
Well... I don't know who you are and how did you get on my blog, and to put it simply... it doesn't matter.
What matters is that I want is the world to know about this place called Romania and its people, the abuses - and most important - the abuses made by the highest authorities possible in our country against the people who pay them.
Nearly a quarter-century after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the
painful cries for “Freedom” can still be heard from people demonstrating
in Europe. In Romania, a member of the European Union since 2007,
people are still searching for democratic values that have been buried
under the despotic regime of the country’s controversial president,
Exactly one year ahead of the next Romanian presidential elections,
Basescu is regaining his autocratic rule that was weakened by the last
year’s referendum in which 87% voted in favour of his impeachment.
Engaged in an internal war against the new government and the
political majority, Basescu is now setting his sights outside Romania –
maybe in Europe, maybe even across the Atlantic Ocean. There are rumours
he will try to secure his political future with the help of his old
connections who had helped him remain in power one year ago despite the
result of the referendum. It is maybe the strangest story of a comeback
in Europe and one that is more likely in a country like Belarus
(Europe’s last remaining unreconstructed Communist dictatorship) than in
a European Union Member State. Only a tyrant can so openly defy the
people’s will (7.4m of 8.4m Romanians voted for his impeachment) and
return to office.
This is how Basescu managed to return to the Presidential Palace following his three-week suspension from the parliament."
you can the entire article here