Romania takes over EU Presidency during turbulent times

By The European Union Times

On Tuesday 1 January Romania took over the EU presidency succeeding Austria. The usual rotation takes place at a turbulent time for the bloc with Jean-Claude Juncker having just claimed he doesn’t have confidence in their ability to do it.

Whilst Romania has typically been one of the EU’s consistently europhile countries, their left-wing government has been changing to sound more nationalistic like nearby Hungary and Poland, becoming more populist by the day.

Brussels has been in dispute with Bucharest over a number of things including disputes over controversial reforms that critics say undermine the rule of law and are “unfair” as [READ MORE HERE]

Source: EU Times

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