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With Romania at helm, EU is moving in rough waters

For 6 months, a politically fragile and populist govt heads the bloc

The Romanian presidency of the European Union could not have come at a more critical moment.

With Brexit looming and the elections of the European Parliament scheduled for May, a strong and decidedly pro-European chairmanship is needed to steer the embattled institution through rough waters.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2019, with the headline 'With Romania at helm, EU is moving in rough waters'. Print Edition | Subscribe