Weekly Policy and Political Report, February 22-26, 2016
Debates in Parliament over key policies lead the way for new political precedents that have a potential harmful effect on both the rule of law, and on Romania’s macroeconomic outlooks during an election year. In his speech in Parliament, President Klaus Iohannis recommended politicians to avoid electorally oriented policy-making, a temptation that “politicians tend to embrace during election years”. What is at stake is the stability of the country, as the President and some members of the technocratic Cabinet have warned.


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Weekly Policy and Political Report, February 15-19, 2016
Last week’s political developments centered around the relation between politicians and state institutions, as PM Dacian Cioloș operated a series of changes in the local administration. Debates in Parliament continued on PNL’s draft bill on preventive healthcare, and on PSD’s draft defamation bill. While both bills have small chances of being adopted, the debates around them reveal MPs' main concern when it comes to changes in legislation: whether to amend and reform the existing legislative framework and institutions, or to start anew.  


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Weekly Policy and Political Report, February 8 - 12, 2016
The pre-electoral point of contention between the Social Democrats and the National Liberals has crystalized into two distinct legislative proposals drafted by the two parties, each one receiving critiques from the opposite side. Although aiming at regulating separate fields - healthcare, respectively freedom of speech -, the two bills have managed to stir up controversies nonetheless. The National Liberals' Law on Preventive Healthcare is under attack from representatives of both PSD and ALDE, who criticize the provisions stipulating that Romanians who are insured would have to pay additional treatment costs if they do not follow the preventive guidelines set by authorities. 


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Weekly Policy and Political Report, February 1-5, 2016
Last week’s political debates revolved around the possibility of amending the electoral legislation during an election year. With Dacian Cioloș refusing to swing the local elections back to a two-round system - either by emergency ordinance, or by assuming responsibility in Parliament - the suggested solution is a bill that is to be debated in Parliament and voted by politicians. This option has already polarized political parties involved in the election process. The Social Democrats strongly oppose the possibility of reverting to a two-round system, having ALDE and UNPR on their side. On the other hand, the National Liberals are confronted with the task of raising a majority, and PNL Co-President Vasile Blaga even advanced the possibility of UNPR being inclined to accept such a change.  


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Weekly Policy and Political Report, January 25-29, 2016
Political debates on the electoral law continue to divide the local political scene. While the National Liberals demanded Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș to issue an emergency ordinance reinstating the two-round vote on local elections, the Social Democrats strongly oppose the proposition, rendering it unconstitutional. PSD’s Liviu Dragnea went as far as warning that his party would boycott the election if the Government forces the change to a two-round system for local elections. 


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