EU Court Blocks Romanian Bid to Stop Minority Protection Initiative

Wading a second time into a fight over a citizen’s initiative to protect national and linguistic minorities and their cultural heritages, the EU’s general court ruled Tuesday that the European Commission had the authority to register the initiative and gave sufficient reasons for doing so.

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EU Takes Aim at Romania Over Rule of Law

It’s becoming almost routine: The leader of an Eastern European country is brought to Brussels and harshly criticized for allegedly undermining the rule of law and democracy back home. On Wednesday, it was the turn of Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, a Social Democrat.

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