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Death Toll In Romania Fire Rises To 41, Ex-Mayor Arrested

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.07.2015 | World

BUCHAREST, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Nine people died on Saturday from injuries sustained in a fire at a nightclub in Romania eight days ago, bringing the nu...

25 Reasons to Visit Romania With Izabela Barbu

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 11.05.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Izabela Barbu is a powerful, yet delicate woman. From a very small age she was passionate about music and art, but life took her in another direction: the banking system. Yes, Izabela worked at a bank for 8 years.

Romanian PM Resigns Following Huge Protests

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 11.04.2015 | World

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Romanian Nightclub Fire Leaves 27 Dead And 155 Injured

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.30.2015 | World

BUCHAREST, Oct 31 (Reuters) - A fire and explosion in a Bucharest nightclub killed 27 people and injured 155 during a rock concert that featured fire...

U.S. Illegal Timber Imports Are Down, But More Work Remains

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 10.28.2015 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

Last week hardwood flooring giant Lumber Liquidators pleaded guilty before a federal judge in Norfolk, Virginia for importing illegally sourced wood into the U.S. It is also a strong message that the United States intends to crack down on the illegal timber trade using the Lacey Act.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania With Dragos Anastasiu

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Dragos Anastasiu is one of the most respected and admired businessmen in Romania. He left a promising medical career in Germany to open a transport company in the country.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania With Andreea Raicu

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 10.23.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Andreea Raicu is an example for all of us. She is an ex-model, actress, TV star, fashion icon, and now she has ventured into the online world with her magazine. But above these, Andreea is a Goodwill Ambassador for Romania.

The World's Heaviest Building in Bucharest

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 10.19.2015 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

We've seen a lot of superlatives in our four years as global nomads, but in Bucharest we met up with a unique one: the world's heaviest building. During the 1980s dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu decided Romania should have a massive world-class building to reflect the country's might.

The Boomerang Intellectual

John Feffer | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
John Feffer

If an American wants to experience pure capitalism, they should leave Chicago and come to Budapest. No local politician in Illinois would be allowed to say the things that any Polish, Hungarian politician says: "Oh, you have nothing to eat? Well, you should be more enterprising!"

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (10): People - Andrei Nourescu

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 10.13.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

A country is not important only for the landscapes and its attractions but also for its people. Romanians are amazing talented human beings and I will present you some travellers, journalists, musicians, designers, business men and writers who make us very proud.

'Orthodox Priests' Get Sexy (And Gay) For Steamy, NSFW Spread

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.09.2015 | Gay Voices

The Romanian team behind the controversial "Orthodox priests" calendars is, once again, offering a provocative (and gay) way to ring in...

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (9): Emotions

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Romania is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I admit that I've tried to impress you with articles and pictures from my country. But now I will let somebody else to do this.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (8): Cluj, Transilvania

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Cluj is a city of contrasts: both mysterious and archaic, modern and lively, tranquil and bohemian, restless and young. There are a lot of cultural events taking place here, interesting stories are born while creative, passionate people who change the world with their narrative cohabitate.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (7): Maramures

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 09.11.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Maramures is probably the most wonderful hidden secret of Romania. Traditions are still preserved and local tourism boards promote treasures that cannot be found elsewhere in the country.

On Improving the Lives of Romanian Orphans

Stefania Magidson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Stefania Magidson

For those who are called to make a quiet, but profound and long-term difference in the world, Blue Heron has given them the opportunity to be part of such a community. Let's get others excited about uplifting humanity, in no matter how small or quiet a way, but always with sincerity and joy in our hearts.

Here Are The European Countries That Want To Refuse Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke harshly on Wednesday about countries that seek to keep out refugees. But his words m...

Poland on the Economic Periphery

John Feffer | Posted 08.16.2015 | World
John Feffer

Small countries often have no choice but to align themselves with larger economic entities, as for instance the Baltic countries have done inside the European Union. But Poland is not a small country. It is the sixth largest EU country by population, and the largest country in East-Central Europe (twice the size of its nearest competitor, Romania).

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (5): Bucovina

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Bucovina is a dreaming land situated in the North-East of Romania, between mountains, green amazing hills and rivers. It has little secret villages, small towns, beautiful houses, centuries of culture and traditions, welcoming people and a divine silence. Bucovina is famous for her churches and monasteries, for gastronomy, traditional guest houses, ski slopes and secluded forests on top of mountains.

Whose Sovereignty? Gabriel Resources v. Romania

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
Adam Cernea Clark

Two weeks ago, a little-known Canadian gold mining company that has developed or operated exactly zero mines over 17 years announced to its investors that it had initiated international arbitration proceedings against the government of Romania for failing to permit what would be the largest open-pit gold and silver mine in Europe.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (4): The Black Sea

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 07.24.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Here, in Romania, we are very blessed with everything that the human mind can envision. Mountains, breathtaking views, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, secret villages where time stands still, cities and culture and over 250 kilometers of unspoiled beaches.

The Euro Is In Trouble. But Romania Still Wants In.

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

The extraordinary political and economic turbulence of the Greek debt crisis has prompted widespread speculation that other European countries will no...

Music Festivalgoers Can Give Blood In Exchange For Discounted Tickets

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.17.2015 | Good News

This music festival vants to suck your blood! But safely and sanitarily, through a proper blood donation system -- that results in a free or discounte...

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (3): Bucharest

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 07.17.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Have a ride with an old tram, take cooking lessons, go to a pool party, have a gourmet breakfast, eat a fabulous gelato, ride a horse, listen to live music or go to a theater show, or even have a riveting ride with a helicopter. So pack your bags and book your flight!

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (2): Bucharest

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Today I'll introduce you just a few of the attractions of Bucharest, following that in a future article to come with impressive details and secrets of this European city you have to put it on your bucketlist.