Ioana Pelehatăi

Cultural journalist, senior editor at Bucharest-based online magazine Scena9. Most of her recent work has focused on the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, as well as on local social justice issues.


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Fading hopes for change

Bulgaria and Romania

In Bulgaria and Romania, the EP elections coincide with national elections. Interminable political instability, corruption and socioeconomic tensions all contribute to voter fatigue. With the far right in the ascendant, 9 June could be a watershed.