Corina Stratulat

Corina Stratulat

Corina Stratulat is Senior Policy Analyst in the European Politics and Institutions Programme at the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels. She coordinates and contributes to the Balkans Forum, as well to the EPC's activities related to EU institutional developments and reform.

The Romanian protests: democratic progress or a ride on a rocking-horse?

Throughout February, the Romanian people received international accolades for vigorously flexing their civic muscle against the government’s attempt to roll back hard-won achievements in the fight against corruption. While other member states in the European Union (EU) are grappling with the threat of illiberal disorder, the decisiveness with which hundreds of thousands of Romanians took to the streets in defence of their country’s anti-graft effort seemed to light a beacon of hope for democratic resilience. But are the Romanian protests really the bearer of good tidings for democracy, or...