German daily Die Tageszeitung notes in an analysis that, despite previous doubts, Romania has been co-opted in the European Union and its evolution since can be traced, according to Romanian monitoring agency Rador. However, the publication adds, the political turmoil blocks the needed continuous and hopeful development of the country.
With a flourishing economy, Romania's well being is still only noticed in the big cities, where billionaires mushroom constantly. According to the paper, this contrasts with millions of Romanians fleeing abroad in search for a better life.
Moreover, the political turmoil, if anything, hinders further development. Romanian political analyst Cristian Parvulescu says that the political stage in the country just collapsed. Moreover, he adds that all that counts now is the fight between President Basescu and PM Tariceanu rather than the fight against corruption or any other attempts of reform.