October 2005


Romania through international eyes

>>Romania Think Tank
Paul-Andre Baran on how constant abuse of Bucharest’s zoning laws is adding to an already strained infrastructure

>>State of the Nation
Mark Percival says you can’t have efficient government without a strong opposition to keep it honest

>>Economics and Business
Dan Visoiu pulls the reforms that Romania cannot afford to wait any longer for off the back burner

>>In Search of Excellence
Like it or not, Romanian owners and managers had better begin to learn that the customer is always right, asserts Peter Jansen

>>Money
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The first of a new feature in which readers’ tax and law problems are answered by experts at Ernst & Young

>Florin Citu analyses the likely micro and macro effects of the rise in price of oil

>>Fiction
An excerpt from Ethan Hawke's second novel, Ash Wednesday

>>Lipscani Limbo
The results of a survey among Lipscani business owners, in the continuing fiasco with the city

>>Opinion
Brittany Henderson critises the radical Christian right that voted Bush into power in the last five years

>>Remembering New Orleans
Debbie Stowe remembers her days in the 'Big Easy'

 

>>Foreword
As the ambitious charity event, the Halloween Ball draws nigh, Vivid takes a closer look

>>Diary
Just when you thought that NGO directors were all overly opportunistic Westerners, Ovidu Rom's Maria Gheorghiu turns them on their heads

>>Artbeat
A deeper look into the artist Costin Craioveanu and his work

>>Vivid Questionnaire
Musician Radu Draganescu of Zum shows his little-known side

>>Experience
John Saunders climbs Romania's three highest peaks and brings the stories back

>>Conservation
Laura Simms revisits Buhusi zoo to see what has happened since her scathing June/July article

>>Danube Delta
The Danube Delta as we know it is disappearing, says Paul Wood

>>Your Health
Michelle Dietrich welcomes us back to our fall routines after a great summer

>>Sport
While you're on top, enjoy it. Craig Turp looks at the cyclical nature of winning

 

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