The Bulgarian and Czech governments are trembling because of the unfolding scandals surrounding a deal to sell the assets of ČEZ Bulgaria to an obscure private company with no experience. ČEZ is a Czech state energy giant in which pro-Russian President Miloš Zeman has a lot of sway.
Romania’s justice minister has asked for the country’s top anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi to be sacked. But analysts say the ruling coalition is not aiming at Kovesi's post. It is, apparently, going for the big picture - capturing all the state institutions and suspending the country's president.
The wind of enthusiasm blown by the victory of President Emmanuel Macron last June has vanished. In a historic vote on Wednesday, the European Parliament rejected the innovative idea of transnational lists.
After winning the elections in December 2016, Liviu Dragnea's aim was to have a government led by someone who would blindly follow his orders. Third time may be the charm for the leader of Romania’s ruling party.
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