On the 1st of January 2019, Romania was set to take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, the first time since it joined the European Union in 2007. Radu Dumitrescu argues that "the only solution to deal with Romania’s rogue, mob-run government is for Brussels to activate Article 7 and leave the country without EU funds".

On the 1st of January 2019, my country is set to take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, the first time since it joined the European Union in 2007. For over a year now, the political sphere of Romania has been filled with calls for the opposition and governing parties alike to band together in order to further the “national interests and agenda” of Romania as it holds the presidency.