When SGI asked me to write on Romania’s referendum, I was under the belief that that article will be published by SGI only. But luckily for me, they also published it in euobserver. This was a nice surprise, and I am including the link here:

Romania’s referendum – a bid to combat corruption

By LAVINIA STANANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA, 13. MAY 2019, 07:47

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis’s decision to call a national referendum on 26 May seeks to challenge the ruling party’s track record for corruption, as well as its recent assault on the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary. 

After the 2016 elections, the Social Democrat Party (PSD) secured a majority in parliament with the help of two junior parties and then used this strong position to hammer out new criminal codes that endangered the rule of law for the sake of protecting corrupt party leaders.

Jean-Claude Juncker, Klaus Iohannis

https://euobserver.com/opinion/144802?fbclid=IwAR0Z58zjvChBZDnIP-We6gv5mFGxlijWdjqteyxJBNAhVRm9kiFcNwsdURg