Save Romania!

Popular Sovereignty is defined as “a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people”. This simply means that the citizens of the country are in charge of the government and how it is run. People are allowed to vote on who represents them in a government position. Then the person who was elected represents the people of their area and their opinions. SAVE ROMANIA!
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I cannot believe that it is 21st century and we still have the same problem with the people who are in charge of our countries. Carmen Dumitrescu – the Romanian journalist says in the interview with Deutche Welle that durning her investigation about the corruption in the government she was watched by the people from the company connected with the prime minister of Romania – Liviu Dragnei. That’s a huge risk for the freedom of the speech and press in this region. The EU should make a major moves to stop politicians from countries of Central Europe like: Poland, Hungary and Romania and prevent them from any further damage of our fundamental values. Personally I will never understand it. Why the politicians in our countries cannot just do what they’re supposed to do – improve our lives, the lives of the citizens, people, their sovereign?

I would even say – save the Romania, save your people, save the future of EU.

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