“As I was browsing through Murphy’s Laws today, I came across a quote about lack of courage in making decisions by those entitled to make them. This is characteristic for our society at all levels,” the minister of Regional Development and Tourism, Elena Udrea says on her blog. She claims most decision-makers do not take any chances in this respect lest they should be criticized, and this has a profound effect on society as a whole. Elena Udrea invokes some examples: Romania has lost a good opportunity to take advantage of the much-hyped green certificates; RA-APPS is “a Gordian knot” which should have been cut a long time ago, selling the buildings owned by the authority at this point is belated and potential benefits on a slumping real-estate market low; the stray dog law is another example of indecision.
In the minister’s opinion, Romania’s future is in good hands, as long as people like Traian Basescu remain in the game. “Romania has one such brave political player, a man who does not change his game from one day to the next […] And that man is Traian Basescu. Under his push and pull, Romania is modernized and reforms are carried out in the key-sectors of society: labour, social assistance, healthcare, education, etc. Even if they may be difficult to see now, the positive effects of all the reforms will be undeniable in the future,” she says.