It began with a state visit by Dmitri Rogozin, the Russian deputy prime minister to a separatist enclave in another country and it ended with Russia threatening economic retribution against several European nations, according to a New York Times article describing the diplomatic tensions around Moscow official’s visit to Transnistria. His plane was not allowed to fly over Romania because of the EU sanctions against Russia and raided by police in Republic of Moldova. “An unapologetic nationalist, he is best known to users of social networks for his shows of defiant and undiplomatic bravado. “Crimea is ours. Basta,” Mr. Rogozin said on Twitter, using the Italian word for “enough,” during a visit to the Crimean Peninsula in late March as tensions soared between Russia and the United States.”, NY Times corespondent in Moscow describes D. Rogozin, “the central figure in the diplomatic drama”.
- “Amid a rise in populist politics and anti-immigrant sentiment, wealthier European countries have begun to expel cross-European migrants, especially those from southern Europe and from Bulgaria and Romania, which have large Roma populations.”, CNN reports. The causes of the anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe are EU enlargement and the recent financial crises, an analyst said.
- “Romanian are smartphone addicted”, romania-insider.com said, commenting a study focused on Romania and four other contries in Central Europe. It reveals Romanians are more open to new technologies, but also that only one third of the population use the internet every day.
- The crisis is not over yet and the worst is still to come, believe most Europeans, a new Eurobarometer reveals. Most optimistic about the future are people in Romania, Malta, Poland and Croatia.
- Prince Charles, who owns a farm and guesthouse in Transylvania, is part of a group of nature enthusiasts who believe they’ve found, in this corner of Europe, a rural idyll long lost in Britain, according to telegraph.co.uk.