Review: Making a Spectacle of History (and Herself)

One of the most interesting documentaries of 2018 was Robert Greene’s “Bisbee 17,” about a historical re-enactment in an Arizona town that exposed how past conflicts continue to fester. “I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians,” the latest feature from the Romanian director Radu Jude (“Scarred Hearts,” “Aferim!”), takes up […]

Bucharest Open Books Night aims to get Romanians reading

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romanians are among the least avid readers in the European Union, but an Open Books Night to promote reading now in its seventh year has proved a big hit. This year’s event, held on Tuesday inside Bucharest’s landmark Triumphal Arch – modeled on Paris’s Arc de Triomphe – attracted thousands of visitors, […]

Romania backs Venezuela's Guaido as interim president

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romania has officially recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate interim president, joining a coordinated action of European Union nations and the United States, President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday. About 20 EU nations including Britain, Germany, France and Spain have aligned with the United States in recognizing Guaido’s leadership and […]

Romanian justice minister's decree pushes back timeline to fight graft verdicts

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romania’s justice minister has drafted an emergency decree that allows politicians and others convicted of graft since 2014 in one of the European Union’s most corrupt countries to challenge the verdicts handed down by the supreme court. The measure would benefit several high-level politicians, including Liviu Dragnea, the leader of the ruling […]