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Romania and the European Union: How the Weak Vanquished the Strong

Tom Gallagher


According to this book, Romania's predatory rulers, the heirs of the sinister communist dictator Ceauşescu, have inflicted a humiliating defeat on the European Union. The book argues that Brussels was tricked into offering full membership to this Balkan country in return for substantial reforms which its rulers now refuse to carry out. It unmasks the failure of the EU to match its visionary promises of transforming Romania with the shabby reality. Benefiting from access to internal reports and leading figures involved in a decade of negotiations, the book shows how Eurocrats were outwitted by ... More

Keywords: Romania, communist dictator, Ceauşescu, European Union, Brussels, Eurocrats, local politicians, decision-making processes, soft power, negotiations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719077432
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719077432.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Gallagher, author