How to Get a Romanian Passport

This is probably the single most urgent question that I regularly get asked, so I felt it deserved a detailed answer. There are four ways to become a citizen of Romania and thus get a Romanian passport: You’ve legally resided in Romania for 8 (or more) years; OR You’ve been married to a Romanian AND…

Black Ball

Oh mercy. Yesterday, the Big Vote was held, and the PSD and members of the minority parties “successfully” voted out Prime Minister Grindeanu, the same man they had installed in office just six months ago. You can read about the fallout here in English, but what I wanted to focus on today was how the…

The Mother of All Fail Whales

Oh my. Just when I thought this week couldn’t get any funnier, Liviu Dragnea went and proved me wrong. Dry details in English on the latest hijinks here, but I was clutching my belly with laughter all day Tuesday as I watched Dragnea’s last attempt to save his political power flame out in a blaze…