Blaming the Victim

I’ve been keeping my hands clean of the quagmire of Moldovan politics for a while, but this and this is simply too outrageous to ignore. My translation: The speaker of the Parliament, Andrian Candu, who is the godson of the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, said that it is the citizens of the Republic of Moldova who…

Legion of Honor

I see that the beatification of Saint Laura Codruta Kovesi continues apace as the French government just officially awarded her the Legion of Honor (French version ici), the highest civilian distinction that the French government has. I suppose she’s in good company. Other Romanians who have received this very prestigious and completely legitimate honor include:…

Romania Isn’t Disney World

Oh mercy. My eternally vigilant internet eye stumbled across this blog post from a guy who drove his car 6000 km across Europe. Apparently his brief time in Romania was not so pleasant: The road down Romania to the ferry at Calafat is slow beyond belief even at night, single lane, very twisty and steep,…