Tuesday Morning in Romania

You might remember that a few years ago I posted a video called 66 Seconds in which I presented a brief snapshot of ordinary life here in Romania. This morning I was working on another project and I used my iPad to take snapshots of what was going on today in this country via B1TV,…

Incompetence on Every Level

A few weeks ago I read a piece called The Illusion of Corruption on the blog of a Romanian who grew up in Canada but has now returned to his homeland (and as a side note, the author is a personal friend) and the more I thought about it, the more I realized what he…

Constitution Hill

Well yesterday the parliamentary commission on modifying the Romanian constitution submitted their proposed changes, with all of the Romanian members voting “aye” (in favor) and the lone Hungarian voting “nay” (against) because the proposed changes did not frame the issue of regionalization the way the UDMR (Hungarian party) wanted nor was there any wording about…

May God have mercy on us all

You know, I’ve been talking about why this is a coup d’etat even though there are no tanks in the street. I’ve written about how the USL is preparing for voter fraud on a large scale ahead of this Sunday’s vote. I’ve covered many of the insults, jabs, violations of the law and have been…

The Ballad of Cupru Min

Well as I’ve written about before, the Pig Man and the Daddy Isarescu had big plans for Romania in 2012 with the first step to be selling off equity shares (or the entire company) of some of the last of this country’s state-owned firms. The first one on the block was Cupru Min (literally “Copper…

The Mysterious and Terrifying Case of the Chinese Foot Leg

Hey, it’s Friday so time to have some fun and no more boring stuff about the IMF or going into detail about how one of Daddy Isarescu’s best pals just got installed as a VP of the EIB because it’s time to have some fun. What do you say? Yay for fun and boo for…

Cine Are Increderea Are

I noticed that the little marketing monkeys at CSOP (for more on them, see below) put out their latest poll today. If you speak Romanian, click on the link for the entire breakdown. Nonetheless, I thought it was mighty interesting to see Daddy Isarescu (albeit still quite low) continues to be the person most Romanians…