As the January 1 inauguration of Romania’s European Council Presidency approaches, concerns have been raised from many quarters about the country’s readiness to handle the challenges ahead.  A major contributing factor to the sense of unease is the confused domestic political situation and the heated struggle over broad rule-of-law issues, particularly those involving Romania’s ongoing efforts to battle corruption.  At this juncture, there is no indication that the depth of Romania’s anti-corrup...


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