Romania's travails with democracy and accession to the European Union

  title={Romania's travails with democracy and accession to the European Union},
  author={Monica Ciobanu},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={1429 - 1450}
  • M. Ciobanu
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
Abstract The defeat of the Social Democratic Party (PSD, Partidul Social Democrat) in the 2004 elections in Romania by the liberal centre – right coalition, the Alliance of Truth and Justice (DA, Alianta Dreptate si Adevar), and the country's membership of the European Union (EU) seem to indicate the end of a troubled post-communist transition. However, the reforms mandated by the EU in the justice system have not fundamentally altered the nature of the political elite. For the past two years… 
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