- published: 07 Dec 2014
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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/
Federatia Rusa de frica ca pe teritoriul Romaniei sar putea lansa rachete si chear trupe terestre,Ameninta Romania cu distrugerea obiectivelor militare
Many Romanian horses are infected with a dangerous virus that causes a blood disease. It is transmitted by biting house and horse flies and illegal animal imports have caused the disease to spread throughout Europe.German horse ranches have already had to destroy dozens of animals. The epidemic has meanwhile already reached Belgium and Britain. The dealers who offer the Romanian horses at dumping prices use a variety of tricks to conceal the animals' origin. Experts estimate that 15 percent of the horses in Romania are infected. And the pathogen is tricky: the animals can carry it for years before it breaks out. But they are highly infectious the whole time.
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...
The island of Ada Kaleh on the River Danube used to be filled with bustling activity. But about 40 years ago the island in southern Romania had to be evacuated to because of a hydroelectric plant being installed. The authorities promised residents that they could relocate to the downstream island of Simian and that everything would be rebuilt there. But Simian is now a waste land. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
In the village of Gârbova in the Transylvania region of Romania, the old customs of the local ethnic Germans, the "Transylvanian Saxons," guarantee harmony in the community. But now there is trouble with the European Union.
Romania's national flag is blue, yellow and red. So is Chad's. And there's not much to be done about it. There is no accepted world body to step in when one nation has a problem with another nation's flag. Photos: Getty Images and AFP/Getty Images 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/
For the first time, Romania's judicial system is looking for those responsible for the mass murder of political prisoners during the communist era.The detention center in Ramnicu Sarat in eastern Romania was a dreaded place. Under the supervision of prison commander Alexandru Visinescu, intellectuals, members of the clergy and politicians who criticized the regime were detained here between 1956 and 1963. Now Romania's highest public prosecutor has started proceedings against the 88-year-old. Visinescu is said to have excelled in the mass murders of political dissidents. For victims and their relatives, the trial is only the beginning. More than 600,000 people in Romania were imprisoned on political grounds after World War II. One in five didn't survive imprisonment. For more go to http://...
During the Ceausescu era, tens of thousands were employed in the Jiu mines. Most were unskilled workers from other parts of the country. The turn of the millennium saw the first pit closures and massive protests of miners in Bucharest. Today the miners have given up protesting and are left living in dire poverty. Some even dig for coal to heat their homes for their families. More Information: 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.