Posted on 07. November 2015 by Doris Manu & Doru Toma On Friday 30 October, a fire broke out during a rock concert taking place at the Colectiv club in Bucharest. As a result, 51* people died and over 150 needed medical treatment; some of them are still in critical condition. In the course of the … Continue reading Romanians demand a restart after the Bucharest nightclub fire
Posted on 07. November 2014 by Doru Toma Bucharest, November 5, 2014 In communist times, Romanians were always queuing, even if they had no idea what they were queuing for; it’s in our nature to wait in line. During the first round of the Presidential Elections, tens of thousands of Romanians queued on Sunday (November … Continue reading It’s our right to vote.
Posted on 19. June 2014 by Doru Toma Sarajevo is without any doubt the heart of the Balkans: cradle of religions, people and cultures, city under siege and the place where one hundred years ago the First World War started. In early June, Sarajevo hosted the European Youth Summit “100 for the Next 100 in the … Continue reading Europe and the Balkans… What is your perspective?
Posted on 09. September 2013 by Doru Toma For the last eight days, Bucharest’s University Square has been the new Syntagma or Taksim Square of the region. Since September 1st, thousands of people have gathered in the center of Bucharest each evening to protest against a law concerning the mining project in Roşia Montana, drafted by … Continue reading Save Roşia Montana! The rise of a sleeping nation
Posted on 09. May 2012 by Doru Toma In the last couple of years, due to the financial crisis (but not only), there are more and more radical voices with regards to immigration within the European Union. Not surprisingly, the immigrants issue was a key element of the presidential campaign in France. Both Francois Hollande and … Continue reading Stigmatizing vs. acceptance of ‘the other’