Ceausescu

Ceausescu - The Romanian Neo-Stalinism

Ceausescu 1981
Nicolae Ceausescu, 1981 Source: Corbis Gheorghe Gheoghiu-Dej became first Communist party-boss 1952. He, even Stalinist, promoted the career of Nicolae Ceausescu. During his time, a gigantic concentration-camp was originated in the Baragan-Steppe, in which the people were abandoned in free nature. Without roof over the head, the people had to live like animals.

At start of the 60's, Romania began to raise the claim to realize the socialism in its own way.

1964, a party-resolution was published, which each interference in inner issues of Romania explicit repulsed.

1967, Bucharest established diplomatic relationships to the Federal Republic of Germany.

1968 protested Ceausescu against the military put down of the 'Prague's Spring' through the Soviet troops! Ceausescu became president in 1974. It began a time of the terror and the spying.

The Securitate was always and everywhere.

A cult originated about the Ceausescus. Their name was pronounced only in relation with superlatives. Elena, his wife, had also big influence on her husband and consequently also on politics and economy. She had completed even no study, nevertheless she was first 'scientist of the people'. She was multiple doctor and member of the academy of the sciences. She collected awards and titles like other stamps.

Although there was already enormous industrialization- and residential-construction-programs in the 70's, in the 80's the plans Ceausescus, Romania to promote to an 'example-state', became more and more extremely.

A codification-program was planned, approximately half of all villages should be demolished. The farmers would have to work in agricultural-industrial complexes.

The country should also become prolific. Therefore, contraceptives were strictly prohibited. Abortions were only women allowed older than 45 or with at least 5 children. Gynecological compulsory-examinations in the businesses should pregnancies as early as possibly to discover.

After wandering for days through the country, the dictator married couple was arrested at the December 24, 1989. Their execution took place on the following day. The history and the circumstances of the revolution, including the arrest and condemnation, are not entire clarified until today. As well the massacres at the demonstrators, which demanded more than 1000 lives.

The persons around the new president Ion Illiescu that the power took on in 1990, were the same as before. Today the democracy is slowly in construction.

Political Parties

The Most Important Parties

Party Political Line Foundation
National Liberal Party national-liberal 1869
Social Democratic Party social-democratic 1893
Conservativ Democratic Party conservatively 1908
National Democratic Party (PND) national-liberal 1910
Farmer Party agrarian-socialistic 1918
Romanian Communist Party (PCR) communist 1921
Iron Guard fascist 1930
Romanian Labour Party communist 1948
Democratic Convention Of Romania (CDR) liberal 1992
Social Democratic Union (USD) social-democratic 1992
Party Of Social Democracy (PSDR) national-conservatively 1993
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Political Personalities

Heads of State And Government Heads in the 20th Century

Adminis-tration Name (Dynasty) Adminis-tration Name (Dynasty)
1881 - 1914 Carol I. (Hohenzollern) 1952 - 58 Petru Groza
1914 - 27 Ferdinand I. (Hohenzollern) 1958 - 61 Ion Gheorghe Maurer
1927 - 30 Mihai I. (Hohenzollern) 1961 - 65 Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej
1930 - 40 Carol II. (Hohenzollern) 1965 - 67 Chivu Stoica
1940 - 47 Mihai I. (Hohenzollern) 1967 - 89 Nicolae Ceausescu
1947 - 48 Mihai Sadoveanu 1990 - 96 Ion Illiescu
1948 - 52 Constantin Ian Parhon since 1996 Emil Constantinescu

Economy

An ailing industrial plant in Romania
Agricultural products like grain, oil-plants, sugar-beets, fruit and wine dominate. Moreover there are forestry, cattle-breeding, mining, petroleum and natural gas-extraction.

Today for many businesses of the heavy and chemistry industry are foreign investors searched. Many of them are only originated in the mania of Ceausescu to promote the country to an nation of industry.

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daily news
Monday 28 January 2019
Ro Insider
Former Romanian finance minister and a current economic adviser to prime minister Viorica Dăncilă, Darius Vâlcov, said he receives his salary in cash, in an envelope because he does not have a bank account, Hotnews.ro reported. He made the statements in a TV show at Antena 3. When he needs to make online reservations for holidays, he turns ...
culture
Monday 28 January 2019
Newsroom
The exhibition Unfinished Conversations on the Weight of Absence curated by Cristian Nae, which presents works of artists Belu-Simion Fainaru, Dan Mihaltianu and Miklós Onucsán, won the national selection and will represent Romania at the 58th edition of the International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale. The 2019 Biennale Arte will take place between May 11 and November 24. ...
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Monday 28 January 2019
Ro Insider
A total of 91% of Romanians use their mobile phones at least once a day to initiate a call, a survey by E.ON and Kantar Emind found. At the same time, 1 in 2 make video calls daily with the help of the apps offering this option. “The Romanians are embracing the new communication technology ...
business
Monday 28 January 2019
Ro Insider
Sonja Dive-Dahl has been appointed general manager of Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Bucharest, the Radisson Hotel Group announced. She will manage the 487-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest and the 210-room Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel & Residence. Sonja Dive-Dahl joins the team from Malmö, Sweden, where she was recently ...
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Monday 28 January 2019
Ro Insider
Hundreds of trees were downed in Bucharest after the freezing rain during the weekend, leaving cars damaged and blocking pedestrian or road traffic all over the city. The trees broke under the weight of the ice layer. On Saturday, January 26, some 800 trees were down, as well as several electricity poles and cables. The Bucharest – ...
business
Monday 28 January 2019
Newsroom
Vodafone Romania, the second-biggest mobile carrier on the local market, had 9.9 million customers at the end of December 2018, a figure similar to the one reported at the end of 2017. Most of them, namely 9.2 million, were mobile customers. The service revenues amounted to EUR 180.2 million in the quarter ended December 31, excluding ...
business
Monday 28 January 2019
Romania Insider
The assets managed privately under the 2nd pillar of the pension system in Romania increased to RON 47.6 billion (some EUR 10 billion) at the end of last year, 19.4% more than at the end of 2017. Nearly two-thirds (63.8%) of the total assets were invested in government debt, while shares accounted for only 17.4% ...
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Monday 28 January 2019
Newsroom
A yet unidentified man managed to run away with about RON 20,000 (some EUR 4,200) from a bank in downtown Craiova, a city in Southwestern Romania, last Friday. The masked man entered the bank on Friday afternoon and threatened the two employees with a gun, according to local Stirileprotv.ro. He apparently waited for the perfect ...
business
Monday 28 January 2019
Romania Insider
Romania’s Patria Bank sold to Kruk Romania a bundle of 934 non-performing secured loans (NPL) granted to legal persons and individuals, with a nominal value of RON 332 million (EUR 70 mln), the bank announced on January 25. This was the second phase of Patria Bank’s NPL sale project started in 2018, which was aimed ...
business
Monday 28 January 2019
Romania Insider
International rating agency Fitch affirmed the ratings of Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) and BRD-Groupe Societe Generale (BRD) at BBB+ but revised to negative from stable their outlook. The action reflects the agency’s view on Romania’s entire banking system and is not restricted to the two banks as Fitch fears the Government would take even tighter ...
Friday 16 November 2018
Romanians empied their wallets on Friday with the country's biggest retailer eMag, which launched the campaign in 2011, reporting sales of 63 million euros by midday.
Friday 2 November 2018
Activists have threatened to sue Romania for not properly assessing the environmental impact when indefinitely extending a permit for one of the country's largest polluters, the coal-fired Rovinari Power Plant. 
Thursday 1 November 2018
At a meeting with Moldova's pro-Russian President Igor Dodon, who was seeking his backing before elections, Vladimir Putin overestimated the amount of Moldovan exports to Russia.
Thursday 25 October 2018
The Romanian parliament voted to adopt a law on money-laundering, months after the European Commission referred the country to the European Court for not complying with EU legislation on the issue.
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Romania’s biggest cybersecurity company, Bitdefender, announced that it has finalised the purchase of Dutch network security analytics startup RedSocks. 
Friday 19 October 2018
Experts say moves by the tax authority to oblige newlyweds to declare all their wedding suppliers may sound ridiculous – but form part of a justifiable clampdown on tax evasion and money laundering.
Friday 12 October 2018
The UK headquartered Liberty House Group announced on Friday that it wished to purchase four steel plants from ArcelorMittal, including those in Romania and Macedonia. 
Wednesday 18 July 2018
The gallery of a coal mine in the Southern Carpathians in Romania collapsed on Wednesday morning, leaving a miner dead and one wounded, months after two men died in a similar incident.  
Thursday 12 July 2018
To the amazement of Orthodox Christians in Romania, the name and image of one of the country’s most revered monks, Arsenie Boca, are under trademark, with police being called to churches and shops to confiscate items bearing his face.
Tuesday 10 July 2018
Romania’s Social Democrat-dominated parliament held an unexpected late-night vote to rush through legislation to regulate offshore Black Sea gas exploitation, angering investors and the opposition.
Sunday 9 May 2021
Romania recorded 28799 Coronavirus Deaths since the epidemic began, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, Romania reported 1063949 Coronavirus Cases. This page includes a chart with historical data for Romania Coronavirus Deaths.
Sunday 9 May 2021
Romania recorded 1063949 Coronavirus Cases since the epidemic began, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, Romania reported 28799 Coronavirus Deaths. This page includes a chart with historical data for Romania Coronavirus Cases.
Sunday 9 May 2021
Standard & Poor's credit rating for Romania stands at BBB- with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for Romania was last set at Baa3 with negative outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Romania was last reported at BBB- with negative outlook. In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of Romania thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for Romania as reported by major credit rating agencies.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves in Romania increased to 43185.70 EUR Million in April from 40497 EUR Million in March of 2021. Foreign Exchange Reserves in Romania averaged 26473.79 EUR Million from 2000 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 43185.70 EUR Million in April of 2021 and a record low of 2598.50 EUR Million in February of 2000. In Romania, Foreign Exchange Reserves are the foreign assets held or controlled by the country central bank. The reserves are made of gold or a specific currency. They can also be special drawing rights and marketable securities denominated in foreign currencies like treasury bills, government bonds, corporate bonds and equities and foreign currency loans. This page provides the latest reported value for - Romania Foreign Exchange Reserves - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Car Registrations in Romania decreased to 125042 in the first quarter of 2021 from 152262 in the fourth quarter of 2020. Car Registrations in Romania averaged 92403.63 from 2003 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 189612 in the fourth quarter of 2008 and a record low of 19411 in the first quarter of 2003. This page provides - Romania Car Registrations - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Saturday 8 May 2021
The number of unemployed persons in Romania decreased to 291 Thousand in March of 2021 from 293.50 Thousand in February of 2021. Unemployed Persons in Romania averaged 630.86 Thousand from 1991 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 1291.30 Thousand in March of 1994 and a record low of 65.30 Thousand in February of 1991. In Romania, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - Romania Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Saturday 8 May 2021
The number of COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in Romania rose to 5588267 as of May 8 2021. The total number of vaccination doses administered. This is counted as a single dose, and may not equal the total number of people vaccinated, depending on the specific dose regime (e.g. people receive multiple doses). If a person receives one dose of the vaccine, this metric goes up by 1. If they receive a second dose, it goes up by 1 again. This page includes a chart with historical data for Romania Coronavirus Vaccination Total.
Saturday 8 May 2021
The number of COVID-19 vaccination doses administered per 100 people in Romania rose to 29 as of May 8 2021. Total number of vaccination doses administered per 100 people in the total population. This is counted as a single dose, and may not equal the total number of people vaccinated, depending on the specific dose regime (e.g. people receive multiple doses). This page includes a chart with historical data for Romania Coronavirus Vaccination Rate.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Romania recorded 1005623 Coronavirus Recovered since the epidemic began, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, Romania reported 28710 Coronavirus Deaths. This page includes a chart with historical data for Romania Coronavirus Recovered.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Capacity Utilization in Romania increased to 73.80 percent in the second quarter of 2021 from 71.50 percent in the first quarter of 2021. Capacity Utilization in Romania averaged 78 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 86.40 percent in the second quarter of 2007 and a record low of 66.90 percent in the third quarter of 2020. This page provides - Romania Capacity Utilization - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Business Confidence in Romania increased to 3.50 points in April from -3.60 points in March of 2021. Business Confidence in Romania averaged -1.93 points from 1991 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 27.30 points in June of 1996 and a record low of -27.10 points in April of 2020. Industrial Confidence Indicator is a survey measuring the confidence among executives in the manufacturing sector. This page provides - Romania Business Confidence- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Building Permits in Romania increased to 4456 in March from 3195 in February of 2021. Building Permits in Romania averaged 3666.22 from 2005 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 6291 in May of 2008 and a record low of 1429 in January of 2016. This page provides - Romania Building Permits- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Banks Balance Sheet in Romania increased to 623085.83 RON Million in March from 615960.19 RON Million in February of 2021. Banks Balance Sheet in Romania averaged 405046.77 RON Million from 2007 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 623085.83 RON Million in March of 2021 and a record low of 181252.30 RON Million in January of 2007. This page provides - Romania Banks Balance Sheet - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Romania recorded a trade deficit of 1889.30 EUR Million in February of 2021. Balance of Trade in Romania averaged -700.94 EUR Million from 1992 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 137.60 EUR Million in February of 1996 and a record low of -2542.10 EUR Million in September of 2008. Romania exports mostly machinery and transport equipment, raw materials, and miscellaneous manufactured articles like textiles and footwear. Romania imports machinery and transport equipment, raw materials, chemicals and fuels. More than 70% of exports and imports are with other European Union members with Italy, Germany and France being the most important. This page provides - Romania Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Asylum Applications in Romania increased to 495 persons in August from 335 persons in July of 2020. Asylum Applications in Romania averaged 186.43 persons from 2011 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 750 persons in August of 2017 and a record low of 45 persons in January of 2011. Asylum Application in this page refers to first time asylum applicants. Data is supplied to Trading Economics by the Eurostat, National Ministries of Interior and other official agencies.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Money Supply M2 in Romania increased to 499199.20 RON Million in March from 497102.40 RON Million in February of 2021. Money Supply M2 in Romania averaged 240481.47 RON Million from 2004 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 499199.20 RON Million in March of 2021 and a record low of 62118.30 RON Million in January of 2005. Romania Money Supply M2 includes M1 plus short-term time deposits in banks. This page provides the latest reported value for - Romania Money Supply M2 - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Money Supply M1 in Romania increased to 343531.50 RON Million in March from 343299.30 RON Million in February of 2021. Money Supply M1 in Romania averaged 127294.28 RON Million from 2004 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 343531.50 RON Million in March of 2021 and a record low of 21882.80 RON Million in January of 2005. This page provides the latest reported value for - Romania Money Supply M1 - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Money Supply M0 in Romania decreased to 90494.20 RON Million in March from 91349.90 RON Million in February of 2021. Money Supply M0 in Romania averaged 24163.61 RON Million from 1993 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 91349.90 RON Million in February of 2021 and a record low of 95.20 RON Million in January of 1994. Romania Money Supply M0 is the most liquid measure of the money supply including coins and notes in circulation and other assets that are easily convertible into cash. Money Supply M0 and M1, are also known as narrow money. This page provides the latest reported value for - Romania Money Supply M0 - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Mining production in Romania decreased 16.80 percent in February of 2021 over the same month in the previous year. Mining Production in Romania averaged -1.63 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 20.10 percent in May of 2017 and a record low of -21.90 percent in June of 2009. This page provides - Romania Mining Production- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Saturday 8 May 2021
Minimum Wages in Romania decreased to 458.07 EUR/Month in the first quarter of 2021 from 460.77 EUR/Month in the third quarter of 2020. Minimum Wages in Romania averaged 178.42 EUR/Month from 1999 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 466.23 EUR/Month in the first quarter of 2020 and a record low of 24.53 EUR/Month in the first quarter of 2000. This page provides - Romania Minimum Wages - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
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Saturday 20 June 2020
The judge, on trial for bribery in Iran and known as a notorious jailer of journalists, plunged six stories in what is being called an apparent suicide.
Monday 18 May 2020
Stymied by borders closed by coronavirus restrictions, German farmers decided to fly thousands of seasonal workers into their fields.
Friday 27 March 2020
Legions of seasonal workers from Eastern Europe who harvest crops from Spain to Sweden can’t get in, forcing a rapid rethink of how to secure food at Europe’s farms.
Saturday 11 January 2020
Weeks after more than 14,000 sheep died in the Black Sea near Romania, 180 lucky ones have been rescued by animal welfare groups, which pledged to protect them from slaughter.
Wednesday 1 January 2020
Successive governments have failed to address the risks posed by aging buildings and shoddy construction, leaving millions vulnerable.
Friday 29 November 2019
On Friday, officials ended a search-and-rescue operation off the coast of Romania. Crews are preparing to remove thousands of carcasses from the vessel.
Monday 25 November 2019
A rescue operation was underway to save the animals in the Black Sea.
Sunday 24 November 2019
President Klaus Iohannis claimed victory as his challenger, Viorica Dancila, conceded.
Environment
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Adam Alexander in Transylvania

Environmental groups say Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein shot bear, named Arthur, in a protected area

Environmental groups have accused a prince from Liechtenstein’s royal family of shooting and killing the largest bear in Romania, in contravention of a ban on the trophy hunting of large carnivores.

The Romanian NGO Agent Green and the Austrian NGO VGT alleged in a statement that the bear, who was called Arthur, was shot in March in a protected area of the Carpathian Mountains by Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein.

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Environment
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Stephen Moss

Country’s inland coastline along the Black Sea enjoys milder weather and its resorts are popular destinations

Like other countries in south-east Europe, Romania has a temperate continental climate, with very warm summers and cold, snowy winters.

In the capital, Bucharest, summer temperatures regularly reach the mid-30s, while in winter they drop well below zero. Springs are short – the shift between winter and summer taking place rapidly between mid-April and mid-May.

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Romania
Tuesday 6 April 2021
Alexander Nanau and Antoaneta Opriș
There’s still no justice for the 64 lives lost in a 2015 nightclub fire. Our Oscar-nominated film Collective tells their story“We were asked to make a list of values that bring success or failure in life. With success I trust friendship, solidarity, hard work, altruism, study. With failure I trust selfishness, deceit, submission.”Alex Hogea was 18 when he wrote this in one of his high-school tests. One year later, in October 2015, he was a victim of the fire in the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest. He died four weeks later in Vienna from several bacterial infections that he contracted while hospitalised in Bucharest. Alex was one of 64 people at the club killed by either the fire or negligence in the Romanian healthcare system. Related: Migrants left for a better life. Now they fight for a better Romania | Claudia Ciobanu Alexander Nanau is the director of Collective. Antoaneta Opriș co-wrote the film Continue ...
Animals
Friday 26 March 2021
Sophie Kevany and Michael Safi

Concerns for animals’ welfare if Ever Given blockage crisis is protracted


At least 20 of the boats delayed due to a stricken container ship in the Suez canal are carrying livestock, according to marine tracking data, raising concerns about the welfare of the animals if the logjam becomes protracted.

The 220,000-ton Ever Given is causing the longest closure of the Suez canal in decades with more than 200 ships estimated to be unable to pass, and incoming vessels diverting around southern Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.

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Coronavirus
Sunday 21 March 2021
Daniel Boffey in Brussels

EU cancels in-person summit as politicians across Europe voice concerns about health systems becoming overwhelmed

Germany and Belgium appear poised to tighten their lockdowns and EU leaders have cancelled plans to meet in person as coronavirus infection rates continue to surge across Europe.

Ahead of a videoconference on Monday of Germany’s national and regional leaders, the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases reported that case levels had passed a key marker.

Related: ‘People are exhausted’: Germans grow weary of endless lockdown

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Music
Thursday 11 March 2021
Ian Brennan
From the Godfathers of Arabic rap to the father of Ethio-jazz, Grammy-winning producer Ian Brennan guides a tour through global music’s greatest The Grammys have a major problem with global diversity. Lip service isn’t going to solve itThis week I wrote about the glaring lack of international inclusivity in the Grammys’ newly redubbed global music (formerly world music) category.In the category’s 38-year history, almost 80% of African nations have never had an artist nominated; no Middle Eastern or eastern European musician has ever won; every winner in the past eight years has been a repeat winner; and nearly two-thirds of the nominations have come from just six countries (the US, the UK, Brazil, Mali, South Africa, India). The situation shows little signs of improving. Related: The Grammys have a major problem with diversity. Lip service isn’t going to solve it | Ian Brennan Continue ...
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Wednesday 3 March 2021
Peter Bradshaw

The mock trial of a teacher puts history on the stand in Radu Jude’s peculiar revenge porn story – but what is it telling us?

Radu Jude’s new film, with its rambling and self-consciously inelegant title, is an absurdist provocation, or an obsessive-compulsive disruption, like the photograph of the dadaist Benjamin Péret insulting a priest in the street.

It’s about the anger and frustration of Romania, and maybe of all of us, at the Covid outbreak, and our creeping suspicion that standard-issue human unhappiness will survive even when, or if, the disease is eradicated. Most of all, this is about porn, and even when it is not about porn, it is somehow still about porn and the porn aesthetic of social media. There is a bleak humour here, but also a kind of redundancy: the film constitutes a huge comedy pratfall that isn’t perhaps every bit as funny and meaningful as it was supposed to be.

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Film
Monday 15 February 2021
Peter Bradshaw
Radu Jude dramatises the case of a disenchanted teenager turned in to the secret police in 1980s Romania in this chilling work of filmed theatreThe anger and despair in this Romanian filmed theatre work are kept in check by its ice-cold manner: it is spoken throughout in the kind of deadened official style that Ceaușescu-era apparatchiks might have used for reports on wrongdoers and dissidents, and the style that these same people might have used to defend themselves, and convince their political masters that they had internalised the right kind of torpid, soulless submission.Director Radu Jude (who made the much-admired I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians) has adapted a verbatim-theatre stage play by Gianina Cărbunariu, working with the writer herself; it chillingly dramatises an actual 1981 Securitate case file concerning a high school student called Mugur Călinescu. This teenager was discovered to be chalking protest slogans on walls (in scandalously large “uppercase print” letters) calling for an end to poverty and for free trade unions of the sort permitted by Romania’s ally Poland. To discover and punish the author of these innocuous sentiments, hundreds of informants were mobilised, phones bugged, ...
Wednesday 21 November 2018
China is actively seeking students from countries along its Belt and Road Initiative, including the Balkans, but experts say such countries must do more to build their own China expertise if they are to make the most of Beijing’s global outreach.
Thursday 15 November 2018
Distrust of Romania’s government is so high that the country risks being excluded from key decision while running the EU Council presidency in the first part of 2019, experts warn.
Friday 9 November 2018
Moves to lure foreign investors with citizenship offers may bring in some extra cash – but risk further tarnishing Moldova’s already damaged credibility, experts say. 
Thursday 8 November 2018
As Europe grows more critical of Israel’s policies towards Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is busy wooing new allies in the Balkans and Eastern Europe in order to divide the EU.
Wednesday 7 November 2018
Brussels says it suspects Moldova does not want to punish those behind an audacious $1 billion bank heist. Experts say that, for the ruling party, politics come first.
Monday 29 October 2018
After disagreements with the EU, Moldova’s ruling Democratic Party has adopted a more populist-nationalist stance ahead of elections in February – and could even resort to a post-poll alliance with pro-Russian forces.
Tuesday 23 October 2018
The deadlock over how to tax companies exploiting Romania’s Black Sea gas reserves is making investors nervous – and putting this hugely important energy project at risk.
Monday 22 October 2018
Having done nothing to implement its new defence strategy, Moldova seems bent on turning a blind eye to growing threats to its security.
Friday 19 October 2018
Experts say moves by the tax authority to oblige newlyweds to declare all their wedding suppliers may sound ridiculous – but form part of a justifiable clampdown on tax evasion and money laundering.
Wednesday 17 October 2018
The Social Democrat-led government’s sudden push to legalize civil partnerships is putting the party’s alliance with the country’s powerful Church in jeopardy.
Monday 15 October 2018
The Romanian Orthodox Church has lost some of its credibility by supporting the failed referendum against gay marriage – but even now, its power should not be underestimated.
Wednesday 10 October 2018
The discovery of five unlicensed cigarette factories in a single month undercuts claims by the Bulgarian government that it is winning the war on contraband tobacco, experts say.
Tuesday 9 October 2018
EU patience with Moldova is wearing thin four years after it signed an association deal designed to spur political and economic reform. 
Thursday 4 October 2018
Mobilizing the country against gay rights in a ‘family referendum’ has come as a very welcome diversion for an embattled political class facing accusations of corruption.
Monday 19 November 2018
Romania's ruling Social Democrats removed several critics of strongman Liviu Dragnea from the party and from government posts on Monday. 
Monday 19 November 2018
A Dutch writer who thought she had found a missing Picasso in Romania has now said she was the victim of a hoax.
Thursday 15 November 2018
Romanian police say raids have uncovered a scam under which crime gangs sold fake addresses in EU-member Romania to thousands of Moldovans.
Thursday 15 November 2018
Distrust of Romania’s government is so high that the country risks being excluded from key decision while running the EU Council presidency in the first part of 2019, experts warn.
Wednesday 14 November 2018
While Bulgaria's government expresses pleasure over the latest annual progress report on its anti-corruption and judicial reforms, critics accuse Brussels of letting the government off far too easily.
Wednesday 14 November 2018
Romania's government on Wednesday said it was considering whether to sue the European Commission over what it called a highly unjust report on the country's justice affairs – which the PM said had 'outraged' her.
Tuesday 13 November 2018
The European Parliament and European Commission criticised Romania's backtracking on corruption and the rule of law, less than two months before the country takes over the EU Council presidency.
Tuesday 13 November 2018
Bulgaria is the latest EU-member state to clarify that it will be not back the UN pact on migration, due to be signed next month in Marrakech, claiming it puts the national interest at risk.  
Saturday 10 November 2018
Romania's EU Affairs minister and coordinator of the EU Council presidency preparations resigned after a cabinet meeting, the country's government confirmed on Saturday. 
Friday 9 November 2018
A Romanian investigative project has accused the ruling party of intimidation, after the state data protection agency threatened it with a large fine, for using personal data in articles.
Friday 9 November 2018
Moves to lure foreign investors with citizenship offers may bring in some extra cash – but risk further tarnishing Moldova’s already damaged credibility, experts say. 
Thursday 8 November 2018
The Senate of Romania's parliament is set to decide on Speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu's immunity after anti-graft prosecutors filed a request to investigate him for bribery.
Thursday 8 November 2018
As Europe grows more critical of Israel’s policies towards Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is busy wooing new allies in the Balkans and Eastern Europe in order to divide the EU.
Wednesday 7 November 2018
Brussels says it suspects Moldova does not want to punish those behind an audacious $1 billion bank heist. Experts say that, for the ruling party, politics come first.
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Controversial legislative changes in Bulgaria aimed at forcing media to reveal all their sources of funding have been criticised amid concerns that they could herald pressure on donors.
Tuesday 6 November 2018
The growing demand for Romanian passports is likely to further complicate already troubled Romania-Ukraine relations, experts say, as Kiev does not allow double citizenship.
Thursday 1 November 2018
At a meeting with Moldova's pro-Russian President Igor Dodon, who was seeking his backing before elections, Vladimir Putin overestimated the amount of Moldovan exports to Russia.
Wednesday 31 October 2018
Patriarch Kirill gave Moldova's pro-Russian President Igor Dodon an honour for his support for his country's Orthodox Church, which remains loyal to Moscow.
Wednesday 31 October 2018
Over 2,000 people marched through the Romanian capital on Tuesday night to commemorate the third anniversary of a fire that killed 64 and wounded 147 at a rock concert in Bucharest in 2015.
Tuesday 30 October 2018
After the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople agreed to recognise the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s independence from Moscow, Russia is seeking to strengthen ties with canonically subordinate allies.
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