Romanian elite’s relatives and friends run as MEPs

A report on the EU elections in May 2014, written with Stefan Candea and published in EU Observer  Clientism, nepotism and corruption scandals among Romanian MEPs are set to contribute to a predicted record low turnout for the nation’s European elections. Romania’s leading parties are drawing up lists of MEP candidates which, with some exceptions, […]

Riding a relic of brotherhood – Braving the Bucharest-Chisinau Sleeper

Bugs! Depravity! Bodily fluids! Experiencing romance and nightmare on the overnight train linking Romania and Moldova – a travel blog published in The Black Sea The means of transport to Moldova from the west are limited. There are expensive flights and overcrowded buses, but for those looking for a retro-chic experience of real travel, there […]