The Week in Bucharest Life

Victor Ponta yet again failed to resign as prime minister of Romania, despite the decision on Thursday of the Romanian Anti-Corruption Unit (DNA) to send him for trial on 19 counts of corruption. The trial begins on Monday, at 12pm. Having refused to resign when first accused of the offences, and then again after being… Continue reading The Week in Bucharest Life

The Week in Bucharest Life

First off, the really good news: we are getting our traffic light at the intersection of Bulevardul Marasesti and Strada Cuza Voda. Well done Mrs. Bucharest Life. — Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta is currently clinging on to his job and alas looks secure for the time being. He comfortably (and predictably) survived a vote… Continue reading The Week in Bucharest Life

The Week in Bucharest Life

What had been already been a rather good week in Bucharest Life (of which the biggest and best event was the official launch of the new In Your Pocket website on Monday) got even better on Friday morning when Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta was named as a suspect in a huge corruption case, in… Continue reading The Week in Bucharest Life

Where can you find decent value on Romania’s Black Sea Coast?

Taking advantage of a brief drop in temperature, we headed for the Romanian seaside a couple of weekends ago, to make the most of what was, briefly, positively British weather. The beach at Mamaia – which likes to think of itself as Romania’s top beach resort – was that weekend a wonderful place: almost empty,… Continue reading Where can you find decent value on Romania’s Black Sea Coast?

Romanian Tourism Ministry gets it (partly) right. At last

Now there’s a nice surprise. News reaches us today that everybody’s favourite Tourism Minister, Elena Udrea, has taken the sound advice offered here by our good selves (and, we doubt not, in many other places by many other people) and finally realised that Romania – as a tourist destination – cannot be all things to… Continue reading Romanian Tourism Ministry gets it (partly) right. At last