Number crunching

During a debate about pollution on Europa FM yesterday, Bucharest city councilor Ciprian Ciucu (PNL) demanded action be taken fast as more than 8,000 people in the Romanian capital died annually of pollution-related illness. To which Aurelian Badulescu (the city’s deputy mayor, PSD) replied: ‘Is that a lot, 8000?’ During the same debate, Badulescu revealed… Continue reading Number crunching

Bucharest’s metro gets two more stations

Bucharest’s metro was extended today by a whopping – wait for it – 2.1 kilometres after two new stations, Laminorului and Lac Straulesti, were opened on the M4 line this morning. They are the first new stations on the system to open since Jiului and Parc Bazilescu (also on the M4 line) in 2011. Those… Continue reading Bucharest’s metro gets two more stations

Bucharest in ‘ugly and dirty’ shock

Mayor of Bucharest Gabriela Firea was this morning shocked – shocked, we tell you – to discover that the centre of Bucharest is not quite as salubrious as it should be. ‘Calea Victoriei, Bulevardul Magheru and the Old Town are in a deplorable state,’ she said, adding that ‘as the city’s mayor I am ashamed… Continue reading Bucharest in ‘ugly and dirty’ shock

George Soros, Romania, and the end of reason

If the first two weeks of campaigning ahead of Romania’s parliamentary election on December 11th have proven anything, it is that the country is heading towards utter disaster. Unless there is a far higher turnout than currently expected, then the country is about to vote itself into an abyss in which reason, critical thinking and… Continue reading George Soros, Romania, and the end of reason