Regions / Romania
The countries of the former Warsaw Pact are not knuckling under to pressure from Russia. They're trying to avoid a new cold war.
Romanian educators perpetuate a vicious cycle of failure with Roma children.
A quarter century after the fall of Ceausescu, there are still many institutions and orphanages throughout Romania.
Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s “urban renewal” ripped the heart out of Bucharest .
Romanian poet George Bacovia observed that Romania is a sad country, but one full of humor.
Many of the citizens of Transylvania in Romania are of Hungarian descent and speak Hungarian.
Yes, the far right performed well in Europe's elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.
Unlike Poland, Hungary or Yugoslavia, Romania saw no critical socialist movement emerge in response to the orthodox Communists in power.
The late Romanian sociologist Nicolae Gheorghe hoped to see the Roma model a transnational society, broader and freer than nation-states.
Despite a worldwide reduction in poverty, the economic situation of Roma in East-Central Europe has declined.