“Many Romanian politicians are afraid of Monica Macovei, Liberal Democrat party candidate,” writes Româniă libera. The possible election to Europe of Romania’s former minister of justice, currently advisor to the Macedonian president on corruption issues “”will bring the subject of corruption to the highest levels,” remarks the Bucharest daily. And if her enemies would like to “write a torture manual dedicated just for her” European socialists are no different. They have put 2008’s European Woman the Year on theirlist of the “Twelve worst candidates in the European elections”, where she rubs shoulders with Silvio Belusconi, Nick Griffin of British extreme-right movement BNP and the France’s former minister of immigration, Brice Hortefeux. “The prospect of Macovei’s arrival in Brussels terrifies Social democrats, since this woman with great influence in Brussels is not afraid of the past, nor the present, nor of corruption, concludes Româniă libera...