Romania is one of the European countries which is most oriented towards the Atlanticist geopolitical project. Despite its Orthodox Christian people, its elites always follow a strict pro-EU and pro-American course. The reason is very simple: it is a country where elites and civil society have been completely staffed by the US NGO’s, particular…
How it started
In the early ’80s, George Soros began to finance the resistance groups and people in communist regimes in Eastern Europe promoting the ideas of “Open Society” . In 1979 “Open Society” penetrated Central and Eastern Europe (communist states), but also in many other countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 1992, Soros founded – in Budapest – “Central European University”, forming frames selected from across Eastern Europe and the former USSR, including Romania.
Officially, George Soros became engaged in Romanian affairs in the last days of 1989, after the fall of the Ceausescu regime. But some say that the work of the Hungarian-born US magnate of Jewish origin, began long before the fall of the Communist regime.
Even though he has never recognized his involvement in Romania before 1989, Soros admitted that he was involved in other communist countries, financially supporting opponents of these regimes. Given that Soros founded the Group for Social Dialogue event on the 31st of December 1989, and the Foundation Open Society in the early days of 1990, it is unlikely that the early members were found randomly off the street. It had been prepared since the time of Ceausescu regime.
According to a journalistic investigation by the Romanian Newspaper Adevarul, the early 90‘s were a time of ideological subjugation of Romania by the US. Thus the US created the first Romanian private TV Channel SOTI and allocated huge sums of money to the schooling of journalists. The Soros Foundation was the main contributor to this. All structures of political opposition including independent trade unions, student unions and political parties were funded by the US funds: Soros (Open Society), Freedom House, NED, National Republican Institute.
Thus the US funds and George Soros formed the major part of Romanian political class and journalist community. For example, the current Defense Minister Mihnea Motoc was granted at this time a scholarship at the George Washington University and since that time became a US agent of influence. As it was in other post-communist countries, Soros aimed to control the education system. Between 1990 and 1994, the Foundation was busy for the elaboration of “textbooks” – written by members of the Foundation – in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
Soros’ first organization in Romania was Group for Social Dialogue (GDS) with founding members Silviu Brucan, Andrei Plesu, Gabriel Andreescu and Stelian Tanase.
Officially, Soros founded in Bucharest in 1990, the foundation named after him: “Soros Foundation”. Later, the name was changed: “Open Society Foundation” (FSD). It was among the first NGOs established in Romania.
The first direct representative of George Soros in Romania was Sandra Pralong (Sandra Marilyn Andreea Budis) a person who, not coincidentally, emigrated from Romania in the 70’s and then returned after Ceausescu was overthrown . Sandra Pralong was an adviser to President Emil Constantinescu and today is an adviser to the current Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.
It is worth mentioning that the current Romanian prime-minister Dacian Ciolos, a former EU commissioner for agriculture, was a member of the “Friends of Europe”, an association funded by the Open Society foundation. A fact he forgot to disclose to the Romanian people. However, his government was often referred to as “the Government of Soros” due to the fact that it is entirely formed from former NGO activists, Soros students, managers of multinational corporations and ardent Atlanticists. So, this country today is openly ruled by the American billionaire.
In addition to GDS and the Soros Foundation, the American financier has developed a myriad of NGO’s related to his structures. Here are just a few names of them: “Soros Advising and Placement Center”, “Soros Educational Advising Center”, the “Union for the Reconstruction of Romania”, “Centre for Partnership and Equality”, “Center for Economic Development”, Foundation “Concept “,” Human Rights Center – Bucharest “,” Association for Human Rights in Romania – Helsinki Committee (APADOR-CH) “. Association “Pro-Democracy”, “Romanian Academic Society” etc., which in turn have given birth to other NGO’s.
Among the members of these organizations you can easily find former ministers, advisers to Romanian presidents, directors of state institutions, influential journalists. Noteworthy is that three of the four Romanian presidents have had advisers or people form Soros network.
In reality it was a real network, “Soros Open Network Romania . Within this network operates a wide variety of organizations.The best known NGO’s in the “Soros Open Network Romania” (SON) are:
APD. Founded in August 1990 by Adrian Mourousis in Brasov. It was funded, first, by the “National Democratic Institute”, then entered the pyramid of SON. It has 30 branches across the country and over 1,000 members. Specialization: supervision of elections, a parallel vote count, etc. Organizes every year “Summer University in Balvanyos” (Covasna), along with “Liga Pro-Europa” and “Hungarian Youth Union” and the FIDESZ.
“Pro-Democracy” is financed besides SON (ie FSD) by the “National Democratic Institute”, “Freedom House”, “USAID” (United States Agency for International Development) and “Westminster Foudation for Democracy”.
“ROMANIAN ACADEMIC SOCIETY” (SAR). It is led by Alina Mungiu…
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