Articles by: Vladimir Mitev

Liviu Dragnea (Social Democratic Party, CC BY 2.0, via Wikipedia Commons)

Why Dragnea got resented?

DNA’s new accusations against the leader of Romanian social democrats unveil the essence of political fight in Romania: technocracy’s supporters – the urban middle class, and unelected institutions such as the anti-corruption prosecution limit the attempts of the corrupted and incompetent political system to create troubles  The news that Romanian social democrat’s leader Liviu Dragnea is accused in a third[Продължение…]

От: 15 ноември 2017 English
Protest against the transfer of contributions towards employeees took placein Bucharestin the beginning of October 2017  (photo: Vladimir Mitev)V

Romania’s economic dream is made of tears

Ruling social democrats intend to transfer the burden of social contributions upon the employees. Labour unions have already planned protests. Social tension is on the rise, because in spite of the incomes’ rise and the economic growth at least 32% of the full-time employees work for minimal salary, and labour is increasingly precarious in many professionsTudose cabinet’s intentions to transfer[Продължение…]

От: 5 ноември 2017 English
Maria Grapini: Romania and Bulgaria must increase their economic, cultural and education exchanges so that they could use the possibilities in EU

Maria Grapini: Romania and Bulgaria must increase their economic, cultural and education exchanges so that they could use the possibilities in EU

The Black Sea macroregion is an initiative which will encourage the economic development of Romania and Bulgaria and means cooperation with all the states in the Black Sea zone to the extent that they respect the signed contracts with the EUMaria Grapini is a member of the European parliament from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats[Продължение…]

От: 26 октомври 2017 English
Lorand Szakacs: The group „Right to the City” fights against stigmatisation of the poor people in Timișoara

Lorand Szakacs: The group „Right to the City” fights against stigmatisation of the poor people in Timișoara

What needs to be done in Romania where the right to housing is an ever more important issue, while homeless people and beggars become more and more in numbers in the richest citiesLorand Szakacs is a member of the group “Right to the City”, which deals with the editing and printing of the “Stradă (Street) Magazine”. The organisation and the[Продължение…]

От: 24 октомври 2017 English
Two Iranian Studies events in Sofia pledge regional cooperation

Two Iranian Studies events in Sofia pledge regional cooperation

Department of Iranian Studies at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and “Center for Iran, Balkan and Central European Studies” – IBCE, organized a summer school of Iranian Studies and a symposium for the heads of the Iranian Studies Departments from the Balkan and Central European Universities. The vision for a mutually beneficial cooperation stands behind the initiative in times when[Продължение…]

От: 21 септември 2017 English
Riccardo Petrella (photo: Riccardo Petrella)

Riccardo Petrella: Financial dictates led the EU to failure and drove the world to devastation

The former adviser to the European Commission of Jacques Delors, activist for the definition of water as a common good, instead of a commodity, university professor and left intellectual speaks with Baricada, telling the story of the transformation of welfare inspired societies into the main sources of a ”global disorder” and violence – a story of subjugation to a new[Продължение…]

От: 9 септември 2017 English
Macron in Bucharest: Let’s abolish social dumping, so that you could have higher salaries in Romania

Macron in Bucharest: Let’s abolish social dumping, so that you could have higher salaries in Romania

The president of Romania Klaus Iohannis has announced that he is neither a supporter, nor an opponent to the ideas of his French counterpart about a reform in the European rules for the so-called “posted workers”The visit of the French president Emmanuel Macron in the Small Paris – Bucharest, has created great excitement and attention in Romanian media. All day[Продължение…]

От: 25 август 2017 English
The Romanian fight against corruption as Game of Thrones

The Romanian fight against corruption as Game of Thrones

The renewed attack against the chief of the anti-corruption prosecution Laura Kovesi and the recently appeared tendency for conditional liberation or conditional condemnation of people sentenced for corruption in Romania show that the system reacts to the changes in the external and the internal political balancesThe Romanian fight against corruption reminds of the series “Game of Thrones”, where all the[Продължение…]

От: 28 юли 2017 English
The Romanian attempt for abolition of the flat tax is still embryonal

The Romanian attempt for abolition of the flat tax is still embryonal

Revolutionary fiscal ideas circulate in Bucharest – starting with replacing the profit tax with a tax upon turnover and ending with the nationalization of the obligatory private pension funds. The proposals are not devoid of logic, in principle. However, the scope of their proposal might not be accomplishing change, but offering the public another scene of the political theatreBulgarian media[Продължение…]

От: 3 юли 2017 English
Why president Radev’s visits in Bucharest and Athens mattered

Why president Radev’s visits in Bucharest and Athens mattered

The Bulgarian head of state made a signal to his European partners that Bulgaria can give the EU added value in the two regions where “it weights” – the Western Balkans and the Black SeaThe big Bulgarian TV networks put the same emphasis upon the visit of president Rumen Radev in Bucharest – that “airplanes are not sausages”. The coloured[Продължение…]

От: 29 юни 2017 English