Everyone Is Hopping Mad in Moldova

I’m not going to bother unpacking the election results in Moldova because I doubt there’s a single person with an open mind reading this. Believe what you want.

Mercury Madness in Moldova

Maia Sandu and Andrei Nastase, who have joined forces to campaign against the ruling Democratic Party ahead of Sunday’s vote and accuse its leadership of rampant corruption, said doctors had discovered heavy metals in their blood.

The Romanian Local Elections 2016

I’m sure that many people will find the following somewhat dry and boring, but since I didn’t find any substantive information anywhere in English on the subject, I thought it would be worthwhile to document all of this for future reference. Local elections were held on June 5, 2016 and it took until now to…

The Locus of Control

Word Count: 2729 You know, after about six years of covering scandals, failures, problems, crimes, the media, and other sources of misery in Romania (and to a lesser extent, the Republic of Moldova), I’ve lately found myself thinking about the bigger picture. If you narrow your focus on the scandal of the day, it’s easy…

The Moldovan Parliamentary Elections Extravaganza Post

Tomorrow, the citizens of my new home country, the Republic of Moldova, will head to the polls to elect a new parliament. The official campaigning is now over but my goodness, what a wild ride it has been! The Situation As It Now Stands The last parliamentary elections were held in 2009. There are 101…

Hail to the Thief

It’s a bittersweet time for me. Today, Romanians go to the polls to elect their new president. Ten years ago, I was a new immigrant to Romania. I barely understood the language and my ancient television could only receive one channel over the air. I remember watching a bald man with a Dutch uncle squint,…