Articles on Romanian politics which have appeared in past issues of CER.
4 December 2000
Glutton for Punishment
With Romanians choosing between a former Communist and an ultranationalist for president, a new pariah of Europe may be just around the corner.
13 November 2000
A summary of the EC's 2000 Progress Report on Romania.
6 November 2000
Between In and Out
Romania's upcoming elections pose a real danger to democratic reforms.
2 October 2000
Mistrusting the Neighbours
Whatever the final outcome of the Yugoslav elections, Romania will set its foreign policy sights on the West.
4 September 2000
Will the Romanian presidential elections mark a return to a not so distant past?
26 June 2000
While Romanians may excel at football, their politicians are just not good enough.
12 June 2000
Apathy and Confusion
The opposition PDSR has taken advantage of a low turnout in the Romanian local elections.
22 May 2000
The biggest political scandal since Communism is now rocking Romania.
2 May 2000
Think Global, Vote Local
June's local elections in Romania will be a trial run for the country's general elections in November.
17 April 2000
A new law further opens up the old files of the hated secret police. But just try getting the goods on a public official.
3 April 2000
The Red Line
Issues of espionage have been resurrected, and two front-runners in the presidential election race could see their credibility diminish dramatically.
20 March 2000
Setting the European House in Order: Human rights and accession
Last week, while the Euro-minded media focused on the neverending struggle to define the nature of chocolate, a far more significant debate was held in the European Parliament in Strasbourg concerning human rights both within the EU and in the candidate countries.
20 March 2000
Western Help in Romania
Ten years after their revolution, Romanians find themselves largely reliant on outside assistance.
13 March 2000
Petre Roman in London
Romanian Foreign Minister Petre Roman "sale of Romania" left much unexplained.
6 March 2000
The Dirtiest Election
Election campaigns are normally messy, but Romania appears to be taking this to the extreme.
28 February 2000
Last week's Democratic Party Convention in Romania resulted in the resignation of six leading PD members and parliamentary chaos.
14 February 2000
Romanian President Emil Constantinescu visits the UK.
17 January 2000
Regional Politics and Instability
A plethora of parties in Romania.
10 January 2000
The Yuletide Collapse
Romania's Prime Minister was dismissed in and extraordinary and allegedly unconstitutional manner.
13 December 1999
Despite economic collapse, political instability and civil unrest not everything is negative.
11 October 1999
Ten Years after What?
President Emil Constantinescu controversially declared that the collapse of Communism "meant no revolution."
4 October 1999
Fishing for a Marshall Plan
Romania has developed a programme which they hope will help bring stability and security to the Balkans.
20 September 1999
Waiting for the Pay-back
Romania is still waiting to reap the rewards of its support of the NATO bombing campaign of Yugoslavia.
30 August 1999
The Failure of Pure Democracy
The extremes of the Romanian political spectrum are crippling democracy.
23 August 1999
In a symbolic attempt to disassociate Romania from the Ceausescu era, many of the Ceausescu possessions have been auctioned.
26 July 1999
Romania's Only Way Ahead
Romania caught between pleasant-sounding political guarantees abroad and economic chaos at home.
19 July 1999
Romanian Economy in Crisis
Romania's economic woes mount.
12 July 1999
Iron Guard Revival
A revival of the interwar fascist movement in Romania.
12 July 1999
The Legacy of Elena Ceausescu
No one has ever really taken her place in Romanian politics.
7 June 1999
Is Romania's Government Crumbling?
Public confidence in government is dwindling and the economy is only getting worse.
3 May 1999
Romanian and the Kosova Crisis
Romania, the Kosovo crisis and NATO membership.