Law abiding citizens

It is common for Romanians to complain about others failure to comply the laws. But when they have to respect the laws, most choose to ignore it. 200 meters further to their left is a pedestrian crossing. The 5-minute walk is too much for this family. So they choose to risk their life crossing this…

It was bound to happen!

11 Mar 2004 –  Spain –  Madrid –  train bombings 192 killed, 2.050 injured – Al-Qaeda 7 Jul 2005 – UK (England) – London bombings 56 killed, 784 injured – Al-Qaeda 7 Jan 2015 – France – Île-de-France attacks 20 killed, 22 injured – Al-Qaeda in Arabia, Islamic State 13 Nov 2015 –  France –…

Romanian politics is madness

Last year we had elections in Romania. PSD won the elections and has a parliamentary majority together with another small party (ALDE). They had the responsibility to form the next Cabinet and appoint a new prime minister. On 30 december 2016 Sorin Grindeanu was appointed as Prime Minister of Romania. The one who led the…

Week-end = fun in the city

On Saturday morning, several people gathered in the University Square to reaffirm their nationalism and faith. In popular costumes. They had a few patriotic songs and some speeches. Fun. In the Victory Square, a woman protests against the government. #rezist? About 100 meters away, in Kiseleff Park, the Children’s Festival takes place. Full of children….

Constanța, a city port at Black Sea

One of the most important cities in Romania, the city-port of Constanța. It has a huge potential to become one of Europe’s most important ports. The freight traffic is steadily increasing. You think it is a rich city but the previous city government has made sure that this does not happen. Under Radu Mazare, the previous…

Roads…

There are only 3 highways in Romania. All of them starts in Bucharest, and spread out in the country. A1 goes to north-west towards Pitești, A2 goes to east towards Constanța and A3 goes up north towards Ploiești. There are bits and pieces of other highways all over the country but not complete. Its a shame….

And Justice For All

Lately Romania was on the news for entire world with large popular demonstration against political corruption. Now lets see the results. Former Environment Minister Laszlo Borbely escaped allegations of corruption after Parliament voted against the opening of a corruption probe. His adviser, Szabolcs Szepessy, who had been brokered, was sentenced  to prison. The one who…

ROMATSA Strike

Romanian air traffic controllers are on strike. Only 30% of the flights are operational. Some flights are already delayed or cancelled. The main request of the strikers is … to stop politicians to ruin the company! Stop the political corruption in the management of the company. ROMATSA is a state operated company and the management…

Stop the madness

I know a person with Down Syndrome. He is in his 60’s now. It is socially functional. But it isn’t easy to his family. He needs constant supervision. His mother cared for him as long as she was alive. Now he is in his brother caring. It is not a danger for other humans nor…