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An estimated 6,000 homeless people live in the network of sewers and tunnels beneath the streets of Bucharest. Many were born underground and are now having children themselves. It's a world of its own, a world full of drugs, disease and poverty that's developed beneath the capital. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
Clashes erupted between demonstrators and police in Romania as around 125,000 people took to the streets of Bucharest in protest against new emergency ordinance that decriminalizes the theft of public funds under $47,000. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/
In Romania, the homeland of Dracula and superstition, witches were pretty much spared from the medieval witch-hunts that plagued most of Europe and killed 100,000 women. In fact, witchcraft here is not only alive; it’s thriving, and it’s even feared by politicians. There are hundreds of witches in the country, and they make and break marriages, cure diseases, cast or release people from good and evil spells, and predict the future. Supposedly, one in ten Romanians visits a witch. WATCH NEXT: Under Coven: The Witches of Bushwick - http://bit.ly/2eTY1tS Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-BROADLY Come find us: Broadly | https://broadly.vice.com Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/BroadlyTV Twitter | https://twitter.com/broadly Tumblr | http://broadlytv.tumblr.com Instagram | https...
Ten years ago, a number of eastern European rivers were contaminated by cyanide after a toxic spill at a gold reprocessing plant in northern Romania. Residents are protesting against efforts at the plant to resume the extraction of gold by using cyanide.It was one of Europe's worst-ever chemical disasters. In January 2000, the Sasar, the Tisza and the Danube were contaminated by a spill of at least 100,000 cubic meters of water containing cyanide which had originated at the Aurul gold processing plant in Baia Mare, northern Romania. The plant has now been bought up by a Russian company, which wants to resume the extraction of gold using cyanide. Residents are up in arms and have turned to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg - which already ruled against the Romanian state last...
More info about travel to Romania: http://blog.ricksteves.com/blog/tag/romania At the fringe of Romania, tucked next to the Ukrainian border, is the country's most isolated region: Maramureș. Maramureș is a fiercely traditional place where centuries-old ways endure. At http://www.ricksteves.com, you'll find money-saving travel tips, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.
These are the top 10 most mysterious things in Romania from the location of Dracula's tomb and his creepy castle to Baciu Forest! Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 4. The Buzau Mountains Mystery The Buzau Mountains are a beautiful place to see in Romania, but by no means does that not make them mysterious. If you dare to walk through the mountains here, you may come across, these strange cave complexes. What’s strange about this place, is that the caves contain a mysterious language encarved on the walls that no one is quite able to decipher. The walls contain several messages that many people are dying to know what they mean! There’s also depictions of mysterious beings. Some believe these carvings come from the Luana Kingdom which little is known about. Tales of people wh...
In this video, OCCRP visits a high-level Romanian international drug trafficker incarcerated at a maximum security prison in Bucharest, Romania. The inmate describes building a heroin transport empire between Iran and Western Europe, while blackmailing bank officials into laundering money. In the end, members of his family ratted him out. But a bank account awaits him upon his release.
Beneath the streets of the capital city, an entire generation of children call the sewer system home.
In the furthest eastern corner of Romania, along the border to Ukraine, the River Danube flows into the Black Sea. It splits into three large tributaries, between which countless lakes and waterways form the largest reed bed in Europe – the Danube Delta. It is a remote life and many areas can only be reached by boat, a reason why there is no industry here. Most of the people that live here are self sufficient and live off whatever the Delta or their own gardens offer. From our playlist Culinary Journeys: https://goo.gl/6nrC5N Subscribe to wocomoTRAVEL: https://goo.gl/tIk2Qc Follow wocomo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wocomo/
From unknown homeless person to celebrated star of the art scene - and back on the street. The Romanian Ion Barladeanu went on a rollercoaster ride from success to failure.Ion Barladeanu lived for many years in the cellar of a Bucharest apartment building. During the Ceausescu era, he began making collages from old magazines. It was risky work, because many of his collages are biting criticism of the regime. Two years ago, galleries and art critics finally noticed Barladeanu and his unique mixture of Pop Art, Dada, and Surrealism. His work was exhibited in Paris, London, and Basel. But then his new friends dropped him again.
Romanias dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu was executed 20 years ago. But his infamous secret service is still around. The old cliques manipulate the old files,intimidate journalists,and take key positions in the economy.Herta Müller,the ethnic German Literature Nobel Prize winner from Romania,has described the machinations of the Securitate. After she emigrated to Germany in 1987,it spread rumors that she herself was a communist agent. Even today,when she goes on reading tours through her old homeland,the Securitate shadows her.
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Wine-making is a tradition that goes back thousands years in Romania. At various times in the past, up to 200,000 hectares of land in the region have been devoted to grape-growing. Today, pioneering young vintners in places like the Târnava valley of Transylvania are trying to revive that tradition. European Union membership has been a boon for Romanian vintners. It's opened new markets and brought capital into the area. But local winemakers still face many obstacles, among them local bureaucrats, who often demand bribes in exchange for approving export licenses and awarding EU support and subsidies. For more go to http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
Romania's health care system is on the brink of collapse. A lack of basic medical equipment such as syringes and cannulas means that crucial operations are often out of the question,and funds for expensive procedures such as transplants have also run out.Staff have been ordered to take time off and many doctors and nurses at state hospitals work only part-time. Chemists are slowly going out of business because health care providers can't afford to approve prescriptions. Increasingly,medicine is being bought over the counter in cash.
Jilava prison is a 30-minute drive from Bucharest. During Ceaucescu's communist regime, it was the most notorious prison in the country - but today most of the inmates are white collar criminals like Bodgan Paiu, who made a fortune with Internet fraud. The Romanian government is now planning to clamp down on Internet crime. But so far, the newly formed special police unit based in the capital seems unable to rise to the challenge.