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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...
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.
In Baia Mare, Romania, the mayor has erected a two-meter-high concrete wall around Roma housing projects, effectively ghettoizing the community. Residents are outraged.They see the wall as discriminatory and a breach of both Romanian and international law. But other locals who have long been complaining about noise and disorder in the area have welcomed the measure. Reader comments in Bucharest newspapers also suggest public support for the wall. A village in Transylvania has followed suit and built a similar wall - one that's three meters high.
Cojanu (formerly Aninoasei Mouth Commune) is a village in Buzau county, Muntenia, Romania, located in the Berka Commune, on the left bank of the Buzău River in the Sub-Carpathians Elbow. At the end of the nineteenth century, the "Aninoasei Mouth Commune" (today Cojanu Village), has been comprising Băceni, Botanu, Ratesti, Ţâţârligu and Viforâta villages, with 1,260 inhabitants. Within this municipality is the Ratesti Monastery, where there is an active school, where schoolgirls receive a strict education at only a few kilometers from Buzau. It is the Orthodox Theological School of St. Epiphanius of Cyprus. Young learners, in boarding regime, can choose any career in life. Some become nuns, and teachers or doctors.. Outside the monastery, in the village, there are two other parish churches....
Emil Boc had to step down as Romanian prime minister in 2012, but now, as mayor of Cluj-Napoca he's fighting for reform in his country and trying to improve Romania's image. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
An area in eastern Poland, not far from the border with Belarus is home to the so-called "whispering witches." They are healers who are very much in demand among the local residents. There are about a dozen of the witches -- and their rituals include the use of prayers, medicinal herbs, wax, bread and water. More information: http://www.dw.com/en/poland-the-healing-power-of-the-whispering-witches/a-17128432
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
Am reinceput anul 2018 cu un nou tip de organizare in Bullet Journal. Agenda mea este un Leuchtturm1917 punctat care ma ajuta extrem de mult in trasarea liniilor. Sper sa va placa si va sa inspire! Ce este un Bullet Journal: https://youtu.be/sPCtb3Jr03I De unde am cumparat agenda: http://www.descris.ro/ Grup Bullet Journal - Romania: https://www.facebook.com/groups/18035... Agende: https://goo.gl/fsUamR Nu voi ascunde niciodata colaborarile pentru ca sunt o parte placuta din a fi vlogger. Consider ca te ajuta sa te dezvolti si ca iti ofera niste oportunitati pe care altfel nu le-ai avea. De asemenea, sunt convinsa ca fara voi, comunitatea mea, oamenii mei dragi, nu as ajunge sa le am si de aceea prefer sa fiu sincera, indiferent de tipul de videoclip (sponsorizat sau nu). Unele din lin...
Romania's government has resigned. Its tough austerity measures brought thousands of Romanians out on the streets in protest. But with EU assistance, the country's educational system, at least, might be helped. Schools in Romania have been subject to drastic cuts. Teachers have been laid off and schools closed. School buildings in the countryside are often too small, meaning that the children have to attend classes in shifts. Romania could apply to the EU for financial aid to remedy the situation. But it appears that the eastern European nation lacks the personnel and know-how to negotiate the bureaucratic hurdles of the application process. Even when such funding does make its way to Romania, it often does not reach the people it is intended for.
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...
A quick trip from a small village to the heart of Transylvania was filled with kind people along the way. Here's a quick recap of the travels and the unofficial capital of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca
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
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.
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
Once a year, thousands of Roma women from around Bulgaria travel to the city of Stara Zagora for an open-air brides market. Money, not love, is the first priority.The brides market is a tradition in Stara Zagora. Women are only allowed to be married within specific clans. The wife of the current clan chief was married at the age of 14. The brides today range in age from 14 to 20 years old, and the brides' families are in control. The parents often have to provide dowries worth thousands of Euros - and that's not an easy burden to carry.
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.
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...