The Saga of Rosia Montana

Word Count: 3843 Let’s start off with the good news. The Romanian Ministry of Culture, in conjunction with the Ministry of the Environment, Forests, and Water, officially added the Rosia Montana area to the list of sites to be considered by the United Nations as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Should this go all the way to the finish (which will take a few years) … Continue reading The Saga of Rosia Montana

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 Mining”), a company that has rights to several large copper … Continue reading The Ballad of Cupru Min

Zoso Vs. Let’s Do It Romania

If you’ve been reading my blog since April, you know I’ve been displaying a badge for Let’s Do It Romania in the sidebar, an advertisement for a nationwide event which will take place this Saturday. Simply put, it’s going to be a single day in which close to 60,000 volunteers are going to pick up trash to help clean up the country. Sounds good, right? … Continue reading Zoso Vs. Let’s Do It Romania