Performance artist Alexandru Solomon was recently forced to undergo psychiatric investigation after a protest piece saw him detained — a sign of the troubling relationship between art and power in Romania See full story on Calvert Journal
The EU’s Dirty Linen
Fallout from an exposé of conditions facing garment workers in the EU. Written for the Balkan Insight.
Made in Europe – Romanians exploited in the garment industry
Romania and Bulgaria have become Asia’s competitor on low wages in the clothing industry. Hundreds of thousands garment workers are producing for Zara, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Kenzo, Marc O’Polo. While the public opinion is outraged by working conditions in Asia, “Made in Europe” is regarded as a fairtrade mark. I have documented the situation of garment workers […]
Protests in Romania. Remember, remember the 3rd of November
In November 2015, Romanians protested to take down a corrupt national system. Protests were triggered by the fire tragedy at a concert in Bucharest, that killed more than 60 and seriously injured many more.
The silent disease
Romania has the highest number of resistant TB patients in Europe. A story about people and statistics.
New mediation law still in question
Romanian criminal cases ranging from robbery to rape may now be settled by a mediator rather than in court. A new law that went into effect on February 1 aims to reduce the backlog in the courts and to promote social peace. But there is a risk is that it will fail because it is […]