Thousands of people marching on the streets of the Capital, Bucharest, to protest against allegations of on-going corruption within the government of Romania. Bucharest, Romania. 10 August 2019. Editorial credit:  jean-francois me / Shutterstock.com

Romania

Romania’s multiparty system has ensured regular rotations of power through competitive elections. Civil liberties are generally respected, but they have come under growing pressure as entrenched political interests push back against civic and institutional efforts to combat systemic corruption. Discrimination against minorities and other vulnerable groups is a long-standing problem, as is control of key media outlets by businessmen with political interests.

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Freedom in the World — Romania Country Report

Romania is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.