Liviu Dragnea, Brussels’ oncoming ‘illiberal’ headache

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De facto leader in Bucharest tells POLITICO the EU needs to show Romania more respect.

  • Carmen Paun
  • Politico

BUCHAREST — Just don’t call him Kaczyński.

Liviu Dragnea, president of Romania’s ruling Social Democrats (PSD), may be running the country without being prime minister, like Poland’s Jarosław Kaczyński.

A-box featured imageAnd fears are rising at home and in Brussels that he is steering his country in the same “illiberal” direction as Poland and Viktor Orbán’s Hungary.

The man himself dismisses talk of any similarity with the Polish Law and Justice party (PiS) leader, saying in an…

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