The New Oligarchs of Europe

I don’t pretend that I understand the Central and Eastern European business environments and political complex situations, but I do have a general understanding of how corruption works. And, in my opinion, today, Central and Eastern Europe political communities are building an “elite” tier of political oligarchs that see democracy as a threat to their “economic” interests (actually, their interests are just about money, not economic development, production etc.). These oligarchs are attacking the most fundamental values and institutions of human civilization in order to consolidate their social and political positions. For instance, in Romania, these oligarchs are claiming that someone’s integrity, an ethical descriptor for an individual, cannot be contested until there is a court decision saying otherwise.

In other words, though you are investigated by the Anti-Corruption Directorate, there is nothing to impede you from being appointed in the Romanian Government...