Romania is home to more than half of Europe's remaining untouched forests. But protecting them has become a dangerous business. 2019 has seen multiple rangers killed trying to rid the country of illegal logging.
Sixty-five people died in blaze at Bucharest's Colectiv club four years ago. Outrage over the tragedy brought down the country's government led by Victor Ponta.
Some of Europe's most important stands of old-growth and primeval forests are under attack from illegal logging. Within the past two months, two forest workers have been murdered.
Klaus Iohannis is being recognized as "an outstanding champion of European values." The judges described him as an important "bridge-builder" between Europe's east and west at a divisive time for the continent.
What do young Romanians know about the events preceding the overthrow of Nicolae Ceausescu 30 years? How is the era seen — even romanticized — by older Romanians? Lavinia Braniste's second novel examines these questions.
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