Raluca Besliu is a freelance journalist from Romania. She runs a blog about young changemakers and entrepreneurs called Taking on the Giant. You can follow her @Raluca_Besliu
Refuge, and a home, in Vienna: a young Iraqi's story
An Iraqi refugee tells us how he came to Vienna and managed to make a life for himself there against the odds.
Reclaiming the forest: a Romanian story
Since the fall of communism, Romania's ancestral, cultural link to its forests is being undermined by corrupt...
The dying beauty of old Bucharest
In order for Bucharest to reclaim its role as a leading European capital, it has to undergo a major process of...
Romania's unsolved communist ecological disaster
Geamana was once a picturesque village in the Carpathian Mountains. Today, the village has almost entirely been...
The tragedy of education in rural Romania
Rural education in Romania is in a dismal state, lagging far behind its urban counterpart, and having among the...
Communist nostalgia in Romania
A recent poll suggested that nearly half of Romanians have a positive view of Ceausescu and believe that life was...