For the very last time*: Prince Charles & Romania

A new biography of our old friend Prince Charles was published last week, titled Charles: The Heart of a King. The work of Time journalist Catherine Mayer, the book is not an official biography (indeed, given that it is not chronological it is not really a conventional biography at all – and all the better… Continue reading For the very last time*: Prince Charles & Romania

Rosia Montana in a nutshell

A large number of people from Rosia Montana – the proposed site of a controversial gold mining project – came out onto the streets of their small Transylvanian town on Saturday to protest against what they see as outside interference in their affairs. ‘We want to work,’ ‘We want jobs’ and ‘We’re fed up with… Continue reading Rosia Montana in a nutshell

Apparently, the Danube Delta is paradise

‘Saving’ the Danube Delta – much of which is Romanian territory – is one of the great causes of the day amongst the Bucharest chattering classes, many of whom support and donate money to an NGO called Asociaţia Salvaţi Dunărea şi Delta (Salvati Delta) (Save the Danube Delta Association). According to Salvati Delta, the Danube… Continue reading Apparently, the Danube Delta is paradise