Games Without Frontiers

Well today is December 1, officially the “national day” of Romania and so I hereby give my official shout out to my adopted home country and wish everyone a lovely day of rest and celebration. I am reminded however of something that happened seven or eight years ago. I was in a van (minibus) heading…

Rotten to the Core

If you’re like me then there’s nothing more fun than browsing through lengthy European Union documents on taxation on a Sunday morning. But yes, that’s what I was doing, all because of a report in Gandul (link in Romanian) about how this country’s excise taxes are spent. In short, Romania collects about 1.5 billion lei…