The President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy, was on a one-day visit to Romania and Bulgaria.

In Romania, Rompuy met the President Traian Băsescu, the Prime Minister Mihai-Răzvan Ungureanu and spoke in front of the Romanian Parliament where he stated that ‘Nationalist and extremist movements are on the rise; many of them blame “Brussels” for bad news’, as well as that ‘Regrettably, the winds of populism are affecting a key achievement of European ...

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