The Mask Comes Off

In the annals of history, people are going to look back at January 31, 2017, as the day that the Romanian government finally showed its true face. And boy, it sure is an ugly one. Ever since democracy was brutally crushed in June 1990, the government has been failing the people of Romania, but it’s…

The State of the Press

If you’ve been with me for a long time, you’ll know that as far back as three years ago I was writing about how much I appreciate Romania’s democratic tradition of giving ample time and space for the public to debate the important issues of the day. Last week, I was watching such a program,…

How to make 250000 Euros in 5 seconds

Well I told you that this year I was going to keep track of Aurelia Cristea this year and what she does (or doesn’t do) for Unicorn City now that she’s a member of parliament. So you can imagine my surprise when I turned on the news this morning and saw her face alongside the…