Performance lands Romanian artist in psychiatric hospital

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 

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 […]

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 […]