Friday, March 18, 2005

Our Lord, the European Commission

http://www.eubusiness.com/afp/050318133702.6r4xxpe2

Since when does catching an indicted war crimes suspect equal strengthening anti-corruption laws? If the European Commission wants to postpone Romania's planned date of accesssion to the EU by one year, the almost-definite early Parliamentary elections in May should be enough reason. Equating the failure of the Croatian government to cooperate with the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, to Romania's slow implementation of reforms in domestic affairs and market competition, is at best a political scheme.
What baffles me most is the EU's readiness to attribute the policies of the former Romanian govenrment to the current one, in power only since December 2004.

Bottom line: for whatever reasons, Romania's hopes of EU membership in 2007 look dim at most.

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