Projects such as Ambulance for Monuments, which is racing to save dilapidated old structures in southern Transylvania, can help to ensure the survival of the region’s unique identity.
Two historic carriages, including one that was part of the Flying Scotsman, have been vandalised, forcing volunteers to reduce services during the festive period.
Despite promises by EU countries to share details of violent criminals, Border Agency officers and police had no record of their convictions and the men entered unchallenged.
There are also fears the new measures could be used to release officials jailed for corruption.
Over the past few years, more and more FinTech start-ups have come to market, including TransferGo, offering cheap and fast cross-border transfers for much lower costs than traditionally charged by banks.
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor won’t be worth the hype or the pay-per-view fee
The Transylvanian citadel that’s perfect for a budget break
“Even inside national parks, nothing is safe.”
It may sound like a nightmare, but records show that this form of marriage counselling in Transylvania was rather effective.
What is striking about Sibiu is that, while it lacks the name recognition of Bran, or the UNESCO citadel of Sighisoara, its charm has a particularly Germanic flavour
Stuparu is one of only two hundred Roma Holocaust survivors left in Romania. Half of them are still fighting for their rights over 75 years later.
Nistor, from one of Europe’s poorest and most corrupt countries, insists he doesn’t dwell on the gulf between his income and Joshua’s.
Romanians have been leaving their country en-masse for many years, long-plaguing its government which is keen to stem the resulting brain-drain and quell the pace of its ageing population.
“There’s no magic bullet but we’re going to have to leverage technology to ensure that our ageing population can receive the care that they need,”
Standing on Victory Square in Bucharest opposite the government building, Claudia Nicolae held up a sign inscribed with a clear message to the people running her country: Resign.
The U-turn did little to placate demonstrators and about 250,000 converged in front of the main government building shouting “thieves” and “resign, resign, resign”
“We don’t trust this government,” said 48-year-old Laurentiu Florin, who protested as a student during the 1989 revolution.
Protesters shouted “Shame on you” and “Down with the thieves” as clashes broke out between riot police and a small number of protesters who threw flares
Romania’s shambolic healthcare system is one sector that has been negatively affected by emigration
After barely surviving decades of pollution during the communist era, the Danube is facing new threats from microplastics, pesticides and pharma waste
British Rail finished operating mainline steam locos in 1968. Where lines have survived – or have since been developed – it’s largely the result of groups of enthusiasts who got together and bought locos from scrapyards.
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Leaning on a dark wooden pew in a central Bucharest synagogue, 88-year-old Liviu Beris recounts his desperate thirst as a young Jewish boy in a concentration camp some 75 years ago.
Highly diluted disinfectants used for surfaces and hands were possibly incapable of killing dangerous hospital bacterias
No finer example of boxing’s ethos can be found than in Jerusalem, at a club where Arabs and Jews train together in a converted bomb shelter
Quakes of over 7.0 in magnitude struck in 1908, 1940, and 1977 – in other words, one every 35 years or so. Thirty-eight years have passed since the last big one
Romania’s healthcare system is rife with corruption, where it is common for doctors – who survive on low salaries – to accept bribes for service
More than half of all children (51%) under 18 in Romania are at risk of poverty, more so than when the Eastern European country joined the EU in 2007
The predicament the Romanian government is currently facing is encouraging investment whilst protecting the country from being exploited by careless multinationals
A new project at the Danube Delta aims to roll back decades of abuse to shed light on new methods of conservation
Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate has been diligently prosecuting mayors, judges and businessmen at an unprecedented rate.
See you there at one minute past midnight? Hackney Town Hall could host one of the UK’s first gay marriages
British public would be shocked if they knew what happened on fur farms, say ‘Save Kimi’ campaigners
Town Hall brings judicial review of Boris Johnson’s programme of cuts
The mining company claim that job creation would be positive for Rosia Montana, and that the contribution of revenue from the project would be beneficial for the state
Campaign groups are calling for the historical area to be granted Unesco World Heritage status
President Traian Basescu declared ‘humans are above dogs’ and the ‘killing law’ was passed
By law, public and private institutes now have to improve access, yet the capital remains a hostile place for those living with disabilities, and the law is often ignored
Despite casual critics who claim boxing is in the doldrums, the oldest sport in the world is more likely in its greatest shape for the best part of two decades
Europe’s largest gold-mining project plans will see 215 million cubic metres of lake water contaminated
Former PHD students from University College London are putting their biomechanical engineering skills to use in Haringey
Christmas takings hit after unexplained structural damage leads to threat of demolition
Boy’s death used to justify putting down thousands of stray dogs