Archive for December, 2012

Herta Müller for The Guardian

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Herta Müller in a recent interview for The Guardian:

‘The Securitate is still in service, Müller says: “40% of the old staff were taken over by the new Romanian Information Service. The rest are all millionaires through privatisation grabs.” In her view, the EU, which Romania joined in 2007, is culpably ineffectual against the half-democracies of the former Eastern bloc. Romania’s “Communist party gave itself new labels – they’re [the ruling] Social Democrats now. The country is rolling backwards – they’re Stalinists.”‘