Sucker Bet

One thing I’ve never understood is Romania’s irrational fear and hatred of Russia. Literally anything that Russia does is always met with suspicion while conversely anything that the United States does is always excused and forgiven. Romania had a brief dispute with the United States when NATO illegally began bombing the shit out of Yugoslavia…

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…