September 2005


Romania through international eyes

>>Economics and Business
Matei Paun laments the uselessness of Romania’s governing class

>>Politics
Andrei Postelnicu on how, in Romania, its always someone else’s fault

>>State of the Nation
Mark Percival on the revoking of Prime Minister Tariceanu’s ‘irrevocable’ decision to resign, and its consequences

>>Media
How close should politicians be to journalists? Alex Ulmanu on how President Basescu’s friendship with one prominent scribe is probably not what it used to be

>>In Search of Excellence
Senior management in Romania stifles its middle managers, thus throttling innovation, argues Peter Jansen

>>Portraits
Petru Bogdan, a brillant new Romanian artist is featured in the book of the month, on the cover, and in some of his sumptuous portraits

>>Fiction
This month we are featuring The Host, by Hallie Wells

>>Vivid Postcards
This month we have three postcards, one from Budapest, one from Alaska, and one from our own Calea Victoriei ...

>>Lipscani Limbo
Trudy Boos reports on an inconsequential meeting with Bucharest's mayor Adriean Videanu

>>Diary
Stephanie Roth of Alburnus Maior lives a hard won victory over those who want to blow up Rosia Montana

>>Talk Talk Talk
Andrew Begg meets investment banker, entrepreneur and property developer, Charles Frank

>>Vivid Questionnaire
This month’s spotlight falls on Laura Teoroc, a legal adviser with AVAS

>>Music
Joel Crotty on the life and music behind the man, George Enescu

>>Sport
The success of England’s cricket team is doing wonders for the game, but hopefully it is not the new football, says Craig Turp

>>Advertising
Romanian acumen in advertising is being recognised internationally, as indicated by this year’s Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, says Andreea Hirica

>>Your Health
Mikhael Fredholm relives an anxious mountain climbing adventure

 

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Cristina Tanase meets up with Inga Tigai and talks about the upcoming breast cancer charity fundraiser and about breast cancer awareness.

 


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