‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to do your taxes’

Every household in Romania is to get its very own tax consultant, provided for free by the Romanian state. Liviu Dragnea, leader of the ruling PSD, announced yesterday that the government intends to hire no fewer that 35,000 of these tax consultants, paying them a more than healthy monthly wage of 10,000 lei (around €2200),… Continue reading ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to do your taxes’

Ever heard of market forces?

We caught the fag end of a debate about occupancy rates in Romania’s hotels and pensions yesterday afternoon, a debate held on the – in our opinion – rapidly deteriorating Realitatea TV news channel. (Given that we consider the standard of reporting on Realitatea to never have been all that good, you can imagine how… Continue reading Ever heard of market forces?