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Bucharest Deconstructed : A Series of Diptychs

 Bucharest Deconstructed: A series of Diptychs, by Marylise Vigneau/Anzenberger Bucharest seems to lie on some fault lines, in a fluidity both spatial and temporal, suspended between an unprocessed past and an uncertain future on the edge lands of Europe. Twenty-six years after the violent fall of Ceaușescu, deconstruction is manifest, the outcome…

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Romania’s Justice Minister Resigns as Mass Protests Persist, Any Other Questions?

Florin Iordache, Romania’s Minister of Justice and a member of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) has resigned following more than a week of massive street protests against an emergency decree that would have decriminalized a range of corruption offenses. The government ultimately repealed the contentious ordinance on Sunday, which…

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Steaua Bucharest and Romanian Club Football’s Perpetual Crisis

Corruption, disputes with the government, and crime are currently plaguing the highest levels of Romanian club football, including its biggest team. Somehow, things could not have gone much better for George Becali – but they also could not have gone much worse. The businessman, politician and one of the most important…

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Bucharest is Collapsing Like a House of Cards

If you have ever wondered how close to political reality the show House of Cards is, just take a look at Romania. In Bucharest, internal politics play out like a kind of soap opera version of the American TV series, only with more cigarettes and less profundity. And sadly, it…

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