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Nicolae Ceausescu: The Last Days of a Dictator

Nicolae Ceausescu: The Last Days of a Dictator

The Last Hundred Days, Patrick McGuinness’ engrossing debut novel, observes the final months of Romania’s Communist dictatorship through the eyes of a 21-year-old Englishman. In April 1989, eager to slough off the scars of a brutal family life and start afresh, the novel’s unnamed narrator accepts a teaching post in Bucharest. He arrives in Romania […]

EU Commission OKs funds for giant laser in Romania

EU Commission OKs funds for giant laser in Romania

The EU Commission has approved plans to build a nuclear physics research centre in Maguerle, south of Bucharest, equipped with a high-power laser and high-energy particle collider. Thirteen EU member states and forty research institutes oversaw the ground-breaking project, which is set to begin operation in 2015 and cost €356 million. Part of the larger […]

A Ride On The Wild Side

A Ride On The Wild Side

In the compartments of the Dacia Express train to Bucharest, travelers mingle, people of different ages and origins chatting with each other as Michael Schindegger watches with his camera. In the 55-minute documentary, many tales are told: Romanians returning home after being cheated by their employer; a Canadian tourist who is traveling across Europe; a […]

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