about us | newsletter | contact | archive | members area
Tibor Pandi, Citi Romania
"The Government crowds out the employment market"»
  Features:      COUNTRY FOCUS   |   SECTOR ANALYSIS   |

How the small became big

One of the hot topics of recent weeks has been Romania’s potential territorial re-division. But nobody knows the real reasons why the idea was made the subject of public debate...

July 2011 - From the Print Edition

What are we to expect from such an administrative revolution? Will it really make budget savings? Will we be able to attract European funds more easily? Under the new system would it be easier for the current ruling party to maintain power after the next elections? Or it is simply a diversion topic thrown by the president for us to chew, to fill the papers and the internet with comment and generate breathless talk shows on this topic?
Perhaps it’s a little of each. But what is incomprehensible is how on any subject involving the future of this country – the re-division issue being one of great importance – the ruling party can never reach common ground with the opposition.
It is incomprehensible how the president – who should be the mediator between the state powers, according to the unchanged Constitution – is the one who adds fuel to the fire and hardens one player against each other. Rather than working towards consensus, the pride and personal animus – which exist without a doubt – deepen further, and the goal seems not to find the best solution but for each camp to impose their ideas. Whether good or bad.
I wonder how they reached the “maximal solution” 8 +2. Why not 9 +2? Or 7 +2? It feels like the politicians are playing Monopoly with the country while we watch from the sidelines and see how our country – and future – is being carved up.
But some are ignored from the start, such as the opposition. Playing Devil’s advocate, I wonder: is one single idea from all of those proposed by Social-Liberal Union (USL) representatives a good one? Apparently not, since proposals that are compromises are made for a minority. And so the majority comes to submit to the minority. Exactly the opposite of what’s normal in civilized countries.
Meanwhile the 8 +2 offer was refused. For now. Is that good or bad? Or to twist the question: for whom is it right and for whom wrong? Unfortunately it is almost rhetorical – or shall we use the current buzzword of “maximal” – that we Romanians are the ones who are losing as the worst decision is no decision. Things stay the same and, as the old Romanian saying goes, all the discussions that took place were just a waste of everybody’s time.
Unless the minority comes up with its own idea. But considering that even some people in the ruling party have voiced their skepticism on the project itself, we can conclude that the idea was thrown open without thorough preparation or proper analysis by specialists.
Whatever solutions and compromises are made in the near future and whether the country will be reorganized or not, it seems to be just another topic kicked around by people who are playing with the country’s future. “After us the deluge...”



COMMENTS
There are 0 comments:

 
ADD A COMMENT
 
Name
Email
Comment
Validation Code
   
 
 

0 Comments  |  11484 Views
Daily Info
Poland, Bulgaria and Romania have the lowest prices for meat in EU

Denmark had the highest prices for meat among the European Union (EU) members states in 2016, by almost 40 per cent higher than the EU average, while the lowest prices were fo...

Fondul Proprietatea accuses corporate governance weakening in Nuclearelectrica

Fondul Proprietatea warns of weakening of corporate governance in Nuclearelectrica, regarding the two new points proposed by the Ministry of Energy in the convening notice of ...

evoMAG estimates 20 per cent sales growth at new school year start

Online retailer evoMAG announced the launch of the campaign 'Back to School' between August 22- September 3, and estimates a 20 per cent sales growth compared to the previous ...

Vienna Insurance Group posts 221 million Euro profit in the first half of 2017

Vienna Insurance Group reached a profit before taxes of around 221 million Euro (9.6 percent increase) in the first half of 2017, with all figures showing improvement, a press...

Commercial property investments in Romania reached 530 million Euro in the first six months

In H1 2017, the total volume invested in commercial property in Romania reached 530 million Euro, compared to 370 million Euro during H1 2016, a 43 per cent increase, accordin...

 
 
   
advertising

advertising

advertising

advertising

advertising

More on Features
US investments in Romania: Tremendous potential

One of the fastest growing economies in Europe, Romania is an attractive market for foreign investors in several industries, with potential yet to be developed. The Diploma...

French investments in Romania: Building on solid foundation

France and Romania became business partners in the early '90s and since then the bonds have been built on trust and mutual commitment. Currently, French investors have gain...

Transport and Logistics: Plenty more to come

The vacancy rate for logistics and industrial spaces in Bucharest is close to zero, with low deliveries of new projects and high demand in the first quarter. According to d...

Future challenges for Romania's energy industry

With a National Strategy draft still to be approved, Romania faces many challenges regarding the energy market to find a way for major investments that are critically neede...

Jeffrey Puritt, TELUS International: CSR is Good Business and Good for Business!

Committed to supporting the communities where they operate, TELUS International invests in excess of 100,000 Euros in corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes and t...

Liceul Teoretic International de Informatica Bucuresti - An authentic model of education

In every family, the problem of choosing the best school is essential and argued about for a long time because school years are defining for the development of the early ad...

Coaching - a journey one must never underestimate

If you are passionate about your work and you welcome challenges, but your company does not offer you any opportunities to grow, then you know it's time for a change The y...