Obedient children will not change the world

A brave young girl called Anna Andronache has quite rightly become something of a star in Romania this week. Andronache, who is 14, attends a school in Targoviste at which staff abuse of pupils is commonplace but regularly goes unreported and unpunished. Via her Facebook account Andronache has begun to chronicle much of the wrongdoing… Continue reading Obedient children will not change the world

So Iohannis is corrupt too?

No, at least not in this case. Here is the story of Strada Nicolae Balcescu 29, Sibiu. In 1999 Romanian President Klaus Iohannis purchased a house in central Sibiu (Strada Nicolae Balcescu 29) from a man called Nicolae Bastea. Bastea had claimed to be the rightful heir of Eliseu Ghenea, the last known owner of… Continue reading So Iohannis is corrupt too?

The State of Play (& Why Romania’s Protests Go On)

The now infamous Emergency Ordinance (OUG) 13 – which as you may remember decriminalised acts of corruption up to a value of 200,000 lei (around €43,000) and which was issued late at night by the Romanian government on January 31st – was ostensibly annulled by OUG 14, issued on February 5th. The annulment came in… Continue reading The State of Play (& Why Romania’s Protests Go On)

Informers: Stay Vigilant!

For some time now the Romanian government and its apologists have been peddling the line that the country’s president Klaus Iohannis is a foreign agent whose mission is to break up the country. Truth is of course, Romania broke up into two distinct pieces a number of years ago. There are now – and have… Continue reading Informers: Stay Vigilant!

We hereby confess to the following crimes

News today that the Romanian Child Protection Agency intends to start gathering information about parents who have taken their children to Romania’s anti-corruption protests. In our case, we will save them a job: we hereby confess to the following crimes: On the night of February 1st, 2017, we took our 14-year old son to an… Continue reading We hereby confess to the following crimes