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How the Romanian government fell hours after the Bulgarian presidency of the EU was presented in Bucharest

How the Romanian government fell hours after the Bulgarian presidency of the EU was presented in Bucharest

The prime minister Mihai Tudose resigned after a scandal with the internal minister Carmen Dan – a close ally of Social Democratic Party`s leader Liviu Dragnea, while tensions grew with the Hungarian minority. Echoes of the conflicts could be felt at the press conference that presented the Bulgarian priorities for leading the EU„We`ll see each other exactly after a year[Продължение…]

От: 17 януари 2018 English
Teodor Meleşcanu: Romania supports strongly the Black Sea regional cooperation

Teodor Meleşcanu: Romania supports strongly the Black Sea regional cooperation

The Romanian foreign minister answered a Baricada’s question at a joint press conference with the Bulgairan ambassador in Bucharest”The problems of Danubean and Black Sea regions should occupy a higher place on the EU’s agenda”, said the Romanian foreign minister Teodor Meleşcanu during a press conference in the representative office of the European Commission in Bucharest. The press conference took place[Продължение…]

От: 16 януари 2018 English
Iranian protests demand that the power in Tehran take a new course

Iranian protests demand that the power in Tehran take a new course

Demonstrations put the status-quo under doubt, but the different groups define it differentlyIranian protests that started in the end of 2017 have made the American president Donald Trump happy. He expressed his support for them and warned that he will follow closely whether the human rights of demonstrators are protected. Trump’s tweets drew the standard connection between Iran and terrorism[Продължение…]

От: 2 януари 2018 English
The eternal sunshine of the Romanian economic dream attracts Bulgarian followers (photo:

What is not said in Bulgaria about ”the Romanian economic model”?

After neighbours` economy grew with 8,8% in the third quarter, Bulgarian Economic Chamber came out with a document and explanations about the their success. However the theses of Bulgarian economic experts would surprise their Romanian colleaguesRomanian and Bulgarian have been comparing both countries economically for more than ten years. There is a simple cause for that – their economies and[Продължение…]

От: 24 декември 2017 English
Ştefan Guga (photo: Vladimir Mitev)

Ştefan Guga: Romanian economic growth doesn’t bring progress to the whole society

The economic and social expert analyses the causes and the context în which Romania has achieved economic growth of 8,8% for the third quarter of 2017Ştefan Guga is doctor în sociology (CEU Budapest). He works în Bucharest as an economic and social expert. Together with advocate Camelia Constantin Guga is the author of the report “Analysis on the impact of[Продължение…]

От: 13 декември 2017 English
Laura Fatini: We fight against social disadvantage in Sarteano through The Risk-Taking Theatre

Laura Fatini: We fight against social disadvantage in Sarteano through The Risk-Taking Theatre

Teatro degli Arrischianti is a community theatre made by volunteers, who have professional attitude towards art, and plays an important social role in the life of a 5000-strong Italian small town in TuscanyLaura Fatini is the deputy chief and one of the two directors in Teatro degli Arrischianti (The theatre of those who take risks), which is based in Sarteano[Продължение…]

От: 2 декември 2017 English
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