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About Stephen McGrath

Stephen McGrath is a Balkans correspondent. His work has appeared in The Independent, The Spectator, Forbes, International Business Times, New Internationalist, and openDemocracy, among others.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

A healthcare horror show is shaking Romania

There’s been a series of recent scandals in Romania's healthcare system that would seem implausible if written by scriptwriters in western Europe.

Corruption in Romania: Ponta's inconvenient truth

Romania's National Anticorruption Directorate has been diligently prosecuting mayors, judges and businessmen at an unprecedented rate. But now they have their sights set on their biggest target: Prime Minister Victor Ponta.

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