Wild Carpathia

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

The first-ever United Nations Summit on Oceans, which took place in New York on 5-9 June, has reached a global agreement to reverse the decline of the...

Are Archaeologists Legitimate Treasure Hunters?

Emma Rosen | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

It rains a lot in the Carpathian Mountains. You can see the storm clouds roll over the top of the hills, threatening any fair-weather archaeologists in the valley where Sarmisegetuza is nestled, far below.

Terrorism And Critical Infrastructure

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

Protection of Critical Infrastructure has become a priority issue for states, in reaction to the growing risks posed by terrorism. All governments rec...

A Critical Nexus: Water, Development And Security

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

An ancient Chinese proverb says: "Not only can water float a boat, it can sink it also". Indeed, water can be productive and destructive at the same t...

Addressing Large Movements Of Refugees And Migrants

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

On 19 September, the United Nations will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim to better coordina...

Ensuring That No One Is Left Behind: A View on an Inclusive World in 2030

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

Motto: "We can redream this world and make the dream come real. Human beings are gods hidden from themselves". Ben Okri, The Famished Road (winning ...

If You're Upset About The Referendum Result, You Can Now Get Adopted By A Romanian

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK

Remain voters gutted about the result of the European Union referendum are being offered a beacon of hope from a group of Romanians. Daily newspaper G...

Men's Day in Romania: Something to Celebrate?

Jo Simmons | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

via Flickr It is a truth universally acknowledged that in any online discussion of women's rights, someone will indignantly argue that there's too m...

The EU Is Fostering Progress in Tackling Corruption

Juan Garcia | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK
Juan Garcia

Romania's fight against corruption is showing encouraging signs of progress, but the bitter medicine of reform marks a traumatic period for the countr...

Media Freedom and Plurality Is Struggling in Central and Eastern Europe

Juan Garcia | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK
Juan Garcia

Over a quarter of a century since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the scars of Central & Eastern Europe's post-communist legacy are still clear to see.

Rising Death Toll After Fire Breaks Out At Bucharest Nightclub

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.10.2015 | UK

At least 27 people died and 180 were injured in Bucharest on Friday after an explosion sparked a fire in a nightclub in the Romanian capital. Governme...

Women Empowerment: A Religion of the 21st Century

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

There is still work to do. In the 21st Century, no one should be excluded, regardless of the gender. Women empowerment is a new religion. It is not only the natural think to do, it is the smart thing to do.

Toddler Forced To Drink Beer And Smoke Cigarettes In Horrific Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

Fury has swept the internet after video footage of two men encouraging a toddler to smoke cigarettes and drink beer appeared online. The child can...

Fighting the Impunity of Terrorism with the United Nations Tools

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

Motto: "There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for". Mahatma Gandhi Friday October 2nd, in New ...

Great Expectations: The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

With 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets set for the period 2016-2030, the 2030 Agenda could become a triumph for multilateralism, if it will be followed by concrete implementation. Great expectations reclaim great responsibilities. It is up to our political leaders to move towards that vision, through a spirit of global solidarity.

East Is East, and West Is West, and Slowly the Twain Shall Meet

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jethro Shirley-Smith

And from my little terrace, Kipling was so right; East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet. Nestled in a far, gentle corner of Eastern Europe, Predeluţ couldn't be much further from the noise and agitation of the West, even if it tried.

Stranger in New York

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

I have landed to New York City on August 4th at 12.55, coming from London and bringing in my suitcase many dear memories from the seven and a half years spent as Ambassador of Romania to the United Kingdom.

Thoughts Before Leaving Britain

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

In 1993, when I first came to Britain to study International Relations at the University of Leeds, I did not dream that one day I will be back as Ambassador of my country to the Court of St James's...

Open City Documentary Festival: Observing the Grand Jury Winner

Carla Cretan | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carla Cretan

The film brings a story with a potential fallout into stereotypical politics and subliminal NGOs slogans but it maintains the focus on human nature, behavioural character formation and education: if there is will, there is power.

In Celebration of Freedom and Justice

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

Sealing the Magna Carta was a major event in the journey of democracy. Justice and freedom are at the foundation of our society and it is our duty to act in their defense when the legal international order is challenged. By doing so, we pay tribute to all those who have developed the rule of law to protect us against injustice and abuse of power.

Mr Cameron's Eastern European Problem

Andra Orasanu | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Andra Orasanu

When discussing the limits of free movement, the Prime Minister might want to focus less on the benefit-scrounging genes common to all Eastern Europeans. Instead, he could be constructive and empathise with the toll emigration takes on sending countries - skills shortages, social problems, or the €3bn Romania has lost training doctors that end up abroad.

Reflections About the Romani Gypsies and Romania

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

What is now clear to me is that the Romani Gypsies are just misunderstood and this new book gives us the opportunity to gain insight into their culture and eventually find a way to accommodate them better.

Romania's Monty Python Institutions

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Romania's diplomats, cabinet ministers and senior civil servants are often like this and they glide effortlessly between international postings, NATO missions, summit meetings, the European Parliament and the major capital cities of the world.

Why Two Russian Bears Are Symbolic of the Suffering That Millions of Wild Animals Face on a Daily Basis, Around the World

Mike Baker | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

The two Sochi bears represent a tiny window on the huge and growing problem of wild animals used in entertainment. But sometimes, it's the cases of individual suffering that tell the story a little more readily, and have the power to effect change for a far greater number.

Celebrating 800 Years of Democracy: Magna Carta Libertatum

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

Above all, we must make it clear that Justice and Rule of Law are non-negotiable ingredients of our way of living. This is the legacy left by the Magna Carta Libertatum.