A beginner’s guide to Romania’s parliamentary election

Romania goes to the polls on December 11 in a parliamentary election: the official campaigning period began last week. As such, for anyone new to the delights of Romanian politics, we have decided to put together a guide to the various parties who are fielding candidates in the election, as well as to try and… Continue reading A beginner’s guide to Romania’s parliamentary election

Nicusor Dan dodges a bullet

So the PNL has found its scapegoat: Nicusor Dan. Alina Gorghiu, the disastrously poor leader of the PNL who just over 12 months ago had Romania at her feet, this morning declared that Dan will be ‘solely’ responsible for dividing the anti-PSD vote when Bucharest votes a new mayor in Sunday. Gorghiu’s craven statement comes… Continue reading Nicusor Dan dodges a bullet

Partidul National Legionar

Just when you thought the state of the race to become mayor of Bucharest couldn’t get any worse, it gets worse. Much worse. In a move which will only serve to hasten the death of the PNL, the party yesterday announced that Marian Munteanu would be its new candidate for mayor of the Romanian capital.… Continue reading Partidul National Legionar

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… Continue reading The Week in Bucharest Life

The Week in Bucharest Life

Bucharest finally saw some snow. The above shot of the city centre covered in a fresh layer of the white stuff was taken on Monday from the top of the InterContinental, by Cristian Marino, the hotel’s Executive Chef himself no less. Alas, rain later in the week washed most of the snow away and turned… Continue reading The Week in Bucharest Life