Introduction: crisis upon crises
It would not be far from the truth to say that in Romania the crisis overlapped an already embedded multi-layered crisis.
What is happening today to Romanians in the Romanian state and society – a high degree of poverty, increased discrepancies between the poor and...
As broadly anticipated in the pre-election piece on Romania, the country’s main right-wing party won the European elections, the National Liberal Party (EPP), which gathers most elements of previous right-wing governments, gained nearly 27% of the votes. On second place came the Social Democratic...
In Romania, the European elections come against the background of an upsurge in class struggle that has not been matched, though, by any significant left-wing option at the polls on Sunday.
The past year or so has witnessed a wave of important strikes, mostly in the industrial sector. For example,...
Outcomes of the European Parliament Elections in Romania
The most revealing aspect of the 2014 European Parliament elections in Romania is the further move to the right of the governing party, PSD [the Social Democrat Party]. While the party identifies itself as a center-left one, in practice its...
The restoration of capitalism in countries like Romania failed to meet its promises and has instead delivered mass economic migration, vast income inequality, decaying public services, precarious jobs, low wages and corruption.