By electing Iohannis, the Romanian middle class votes for stability


Iohannis in the election night (photo: YouTube)

The wretched of the earth lost again

Interview realised by Małgorzata Kulbaczewska-Figat

The Polish site interviewed the founder of the blog ”The Bridge of Friendship” Vladimir Mitev about the Romanian presidential elections. The Bulgarian journalist commented what explains the support for Klaus Iohannis, how it should be interpreted in international and internal plan, the role of France in Romania and the region and the expectations from the Romanian-Polish relations after Iohannis’ reelection as head of the state. 

What follows is the text of the interview:

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The rise and fall of Liviu Dragnea


Liviu Dragnea (photo: Flickr, Social Democratic Party, CC BY 2.0)

Two conflicting demonisations had been taking place în the last two years and a half în Romania – one against the justice and the other – against the jailed leader of the Social Democratic Party

Vladimir Mitev

This article was published on 4 June 2019 on the site of the Bulgarian newspaper ”Word”. It is published here in its complete form. 

Romanian politics is more dynamic than the Bulgarian one and often manages to mobilise public action. While the last ten years pass in Bulgaria under the aegis of the so-called “stability”, at the northern neighbours there are constantly turning points in political life. Such a turning point were also the European elections on 26 May 2019.

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