The EU’s Young and Restless Democracy: Romania’s Lessons and Contribution
Romania will host a special summit dedicated to the future of the European Union in Sibiu on May 9, 2019 after the United Kingdom will have left the Union. It is a moment when, as announced by the European Commission’s President Jean Claude Juncker in his speech on the state of the EU (2017), EU leaders are expected to take the necessary decisions for a more united, stronger, and democratic Europe. The five scenarios on the future of the EU launched by Brussels were not received with much enthusiasm in Bucharest, as President Klaus Iohannis announced that he does not support the multispeed Europe. 2019 will also be the year when, for the first time, Romania will hold the rotating presidency of the Council of the Union.