Will Romania buck the Visegrad trend?

On December 11th, Romania will hold a parliamentary election, which will determine the fate of caretaker prime minister Dacian Cioloș - a former European Commissioner who took power in the wake of a deadly Bucharest club fire last year. In other parts of Central and Eastern Europe, recent elections have brought to power nativist parties (like Poland’s Law and Justice) or pro-Russian leaders (like in the recent Moldovan and Bulgarian presidential elections) that have shaken Europe’s internal unity to its core.  Will Romania follow suit or will Bucharest buck this increasingly Europhobic trend plaguing its neighbourhood?

November 22, 2016 - Flavia Constantin