Stories about Romania from August, 2007
The Romanian edition of Esquire is to be launched next week. Owlspotting writes: “Esquire will be a novelty on the Romanian magazine market, and the first outlet to promote long-form writing and narrative journalism. These forms are almost inexistent in Romania.”
Edward Lucas writes about Bukovyna's demographic trends: “A Ukrainian TV channel reports that 50,000 people in the western region of Chernovtsy now hold Romanian passports.”
Transatlantic Politics reports: “The Eastern European countries are engaging in what seems to be a race to the bottom in the implementation of a flat tax policy & rate.”
Romerican posts cemetery pictures from the northwest of Romania (where they “[greet] death with a smile”) and church pictures from the northeast (where they paint “demons, death, and killing”).
Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes about “gastronomic globalisation”: “certain food items” that were not available in Romania when he settled there three years ago.