Why Patriciu Achimas is right

They are fewmin. Fewmin we tell you. Who? Well, the PSD for a start, along with the usual nationalist suspects and various other ‘you can’t say that’ types. And what are they fewmin at? The comments of the Romanian Minister of Health, Patriciu Achimas, that’s what. Achimas, in a rare case of a politician being… Read the full post…

The Week in Bucharest Life

Joy unbounded in Bucharest this week at the news that Bogdan Diaconu (pictured above), formerly of the PSD and currently leader of a newly-founded political movement called the United Romania Party (PRU), would be standing for election as mayor of the Romanian capital. Furthermore, in a move reminiscent of the less-than-glorious 1930s, Diaconu also announced that he – along with… Read the full post…

And… breathe

Clean air. As expected, Romania’s constitutional court (CCR) today dismissed out of hand the ludicrous objections of the tobacco lobby and declared the clean-air bill passed by parliament in December as constitutional. The court’s presiding judge, Augustin Zegrean said that the law was a perfectly good one and that he, a smoker, now had ’45… Read the full post…

Soulless: Mapping Bucharest

For some time now we have been well aware of the fact that the weak link in the otherwise solid 84-page chain of well-researched, carefully curated and sparklingly witty content that is the print edition of Bucharest In Your Pocket has been the maps. They are, by our own admission, not ideal. No more. The… Read the full post…

The Week in Bucharest Life

Bucharest was covered in snow last Sunday as winter finally arrived in the Romanian capital. Schools were closed on Monday but otherwise life went on: Bucharest is rather good at muddling through a bout of bad weather. With temperatures as low as we can ever remember them (on Thursday morning the car displayed -18.5C at… Read the full post…