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The 'Dis-Integration' Of The European Union: Is Romania Coming Into A New Era?

John Sydney Hopkins | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
John Sydney Hopkins

Romania is still often thought of as a country that is poor, corrupt, with dysfunctional public institutions and inefficient industry, a country that has yet to emerge from the shadows of its past. In reality, Romania is gradually conquering its longstanding internal issues to emerge as a financially sound country, one that is coming into a new era and in doing so is demonstrating the value of a gradual, cautious, approach to EU integration.

From the Baltic to the South China Sea, Russia and China See One Foe -- the U.S.

Artyom Lukin | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Two years ago, I wrote that America was pushing Russia and China to form an anti-Western quasi-alliance, possibly recreating conditions that led to past conflicts. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse since then.

The Communal Police: Death Squad Of A Dying Political Regime

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Sasa Milosevic

When the Council of Europe, in 2009 decided to support forming the Communal Police in Serbia, citizens through the country were presented with a promotional campaign. It was seen as a step towards the implementation of EU standards in the Serbian legislature, on its ultimate voyage towards EU membership.

NATO Should Stand Up Black Sea Command Before It's Too Late

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Dr. Ariel Cohen

At its summit in Warsaw on July 8 and 9, NATO should take urgent steps to protect its allies and partners on its southeastern flank. Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey, as well as Ukraine and Georgia, are all under severe pressure from Russia and require NATO assistance.

A Very Merry Cemetery

Rick Steves | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of the most memorable sights in Romania is the Merry (as in "joyful") Cemetery. I've enjoyed a variety of graveyards throughout Europe. But this o...

Old-Fashioned Waterpower in Romania's North

Rick Steves | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Romania is full of surprises and wonderful people. And when you cross into Maramureş, the area in the north (just over the river from Ukraine), it ge...

A German Time Capsule in Romania

Rick Steves | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The "fortified churches of Transylvania" were built by Romania's German minority. They are just one of many fascinating dimensions of exploring this c...

Inside Romania's Monument to Megalomania

Rick Steves | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We're having an amazing time, filming "The Best of Romania" for a new TV show (which will air with our new series on public television this fall). In ...

10 European Road Trips to Take This Summer

Viator | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel
Viator

From America's Route 66 to Australia's Great Ocean Road to South Africa's Garden Route, the world is full of unforgettable road trips, but don't write off Europe for your next adventure.

Putin: Romania And Poland In Russia's Cross-Hairs

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.27.2016 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are host...

Cannes 2016: Cristian Mungiu's "Graduation"

Karin Badt | Posted 05.22.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I was riveted by Cristian Mungiu's new film Graduation. It is a heart-felt punch at what it means to live in a corrupt society in which everyone part...

Cristi Puiu's "Sieranevada" Acclaimed at Cannes: A Discordant Family Memorial Dinner

Karin Badt | Posted 05.14.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The idea for Cristi Puiu's new film Sieranevada came to him at his father's funeral. "During the memorial dinner, I argued with a Communist friend o...

Prepare To Be Hypnotized By These Cute Puppies Eating Their Dinner

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.14.2016 | Weird News

When it comes to dinner time, these Doberman puppies always spin out. Hypnotizing video posted online shows them charging towards their bowl after it'...

Journey to Europe: Visiting Romania

George Friedman | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
George Friedman

After Slovakia, the next stop on my European trip is Bucharest, the capital of Romania. It is a place I have visited many times in recent years, in la...

This Woman Housed More Than 450 Victims Of Sex Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

In a country known for its sex trafficking industry, one woman is standing up for trafficked girls, taking them in and giving them a shot at a brighte...

Modernized disasters: Real estate interests and corruption mutilate Bucharest's historical buildings

Raluca Besliu | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Raluca Besliu

The Nanu-Muscel House is one of the solitary architectural jewels left to remind Bucharest, Romanian's capital, of its pre-communist glory. Its resemb...

Perils of Not Reading Poetry

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 03.24.2016 | Books
Pawel Adamowicz

Recently, the words of great Russian poet Joseph Brodsky ring in my ears: "Not reading poetry makes society sink to such low level of expression, that it becomes an easy prey to a demagogue or a tyrant."

Hotel Dallas: The Power of Cinema Blended with the Humor of Art

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.19.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When I first watched Sherng-Lee Huang's and Livia Ungur's fantastical film Hotel Dallas, I was reminded of that Salvator Dalí and Walt Disney collaboration Destino.

How Ikea And Harvard Got Tangled In A Corrupt Romanian Land Deal

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business

This article was originally published by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. The retail giant IKEA is one of the world’s largest f...

Thoreau's Nephew: Romania's Literary Slaughterhouse

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.24.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Poets be warned. Only in Romania is there a poetry reading series known as the slaughterhouse. It's called Thoreau's Nephew (Nepotu´ Lui Thoreau) and...

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: And So It Begins, with a 'Hail, Caesar!'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.13.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The Coen brothers are always interesting, their cinematic choices bold and featuring hidden messages. Hail, Caesar! is no different; there are so many sub-themes and inside jokes in the film, it would take at least three viewings to get about half of them.

Romanian Orphan Uninvited To Christmas By Adoptive Parents After Coming Out As Gay

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

When Florin Helf was born, he was abandoned by his birth mother in at a Romanian hospital. A long seven and a half years later, Florin ran through an airport into the arms of his new adoptive mother yelling the only English word he knew "Mommy!"

Poetry at Stake

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Poetry has the logic of memory, the spontaneity of dreams, yet is much like calculus--each line is, in a sense, an asymptote composed of and continual...

Guns Blazing, Cameras Shooting -- Coming Out in Romania

Ioanina Pavel | Posted 02.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Ioanina Pavel

If there's a fight coming, over the lives of Romania's transgender sons and daughters, Patrick is the one person in the world I'd entrust to lead the charge, with the carnation and the bullhorn both.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania: Timisoara

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 02.04.2016 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Text and photos by Alina Alexandra Albin When you think about Romania, you probably don't think about Timisoara even though you should. I know, there...