Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The EU demanded austerity in Romania - now there are riots
This piece of mine appears in The Week/The First Post
Neil Clark: Thousands are demonstrating across Romania – is this the start of a European Spring?
ONE YEAR AGO this week, President Ben Ali of Tunisia became the first casualty of the 2011 Arab Spring. Could we now be witnessing in Romania the first shoots of a European Spring?
Over the last few days, the republic in south-eastern Europe – a member of the EU for the past five years - has witnessed large-scale public protests against the government‘s harsh austerity programme.
You can read the whole article here.