· May, 2007

Stories about Romania from May, 2007

Romania: Referendum's Low Turnout

  23 May 2007

Csikszereda Musings writes on the results of the impeachment referendum and offers a few reasons for a low turnout: “This huge defeat to the sponsors of the referendum was, however, not as conclusive as it might have been (though to my mind it is pretty damned conclusive) because the turnout...

Romania: “Urban Contrast”

  18 May 2007

Owlspotting posts pictures of Romania's old and new neighborhoods: “As metal rusts on one edge of town, metal gives birth to new neighborhoods at the other. Cities are expanding, people are slowly gravitating outward, traffic jams have become common place, and metal is once again in fashion.”

The EU: “The ‘Balkans’ They Love to Hate”

  17 May 2007

TOL's The nEUrosis critiques a Times’ story on the EU's newest members: “But rather than explaining the situation, the article goes on to provide no explanation or example why Bulgaria and Romania are in such a sordid state. In the same vein, anyone could say the same about any country...

Moldova, Romania: Travel Notes

  17 May 2007

The Economist's Edward Lucas writes about his recent trip to Moldova, Transdniestria, Romania and Ukraine – here, here, here and here (the last installment is due to be posted Friday).

Ukraine, Romania: Bukovyna

  10 May 2007

Citizenshift travels through Bukovyna, posting pictures and sharing stories of the Hutsuls living in a village on the Ukrainian-Romanian border.