The Ghost Buses Roll On…

The story of the ghost buses full of fraudulent voters from Transnistria “ruining” the Moldovan elections seems destined to linger on forever…

“Genius” Jimmy Wales Is Coming to Romania

Ah, well this is great news, right? Jimmy Wales, ‘the genius behind the Wikipedia’ is coming to Romania on 22 March within the McCann/Thiess Conferences, informs a release. . During the conference, Jimmy Wales will unveil the philosophy behind the Wikipedia and how he managed through this platform to revolutionise the way in which people…

Whack-a-Mole

Well as I wrote about on July 4, the current Minister of Transportation, Renu Fenechiu, was in serious jeopardy of going to jail for acts of corruption. Yesterday, to no one’s real surprise, the axe fell and he got sentenced to 5 years along with his brother Lucian (who also got 5 years) and three…

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…

Representing Romania

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Dangers in Romania

Over the years, I’ve been surprised at both the dangers that visitors falsely believe are all around them as well as the ones they completely ignore, therefore I thought it was about time to set the record straight, so to speak. Therefore let me say this before anything else: Romania is an incredibly safe place….