Romania

Conflict & Justice

Connect R

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on a Romanian rapper named Connect R. He's a member of the Roma, or gypsy, minority group. And he's started his own Roma pride campaign.

Conflict & Justice

Roma integration in Bulgaria

Matthew Brunwasser visits two ethnic Roma neighborhoods in Bulgaria to find out how the Roma there view the issue of integration. France's extradition of Roma to Bulgaria and Romania has set off a debate about the Roma's place in European society.

Conflict & Justice

Sarkozy versus Gypsy

The Romanian rock band Vama has written a song that takes on some of the common misconceptions about the Roma or Gypsies and skewers French President Nicolas Sarkozy's expulsion of Gypsies from France earlier this year.Matthew Brunwasser reports.

Global Politics

Taxing witchcraft

In the Geo Quiz we're looking for a European country where a new tax is causing a stir. It targets some self-employed workers who didn't pay taxes in the past. These include astrologers and witches. And they're not happy about a tax on their ancient arts.

The World - Episode 20071109 - Italy-Romania agreement

Nancy Greenleese reports that the leaders of Italy and Romania have forged an agreement to try to calm a storm between their two countries. Rome outraged Bucharest last week when it started deporting Romanian immigrants under an emergency decree. The deportations were sparked by a series of brutal muggings of Italians. Immigrants from Romania were linked to many of the crimes.

Global Politics

Putin at NATO

The World's Aaron Schachter reports from the NATO summit in Romania where Russian president Vladimir Putin made it clear today that Russia is strongly opposed to NATO expansion plans to include Ukraine and Georgia

Arts, Culture & Media

Gay marriage in Romania

Three European countries have legalized gay marriage but not all European countries are heading in that direction, and The World's Aaron Schachter reports that Romania is considering a measure that would outlaw same-sex marriage.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer: 10 Foods To Eat Before They Die

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Transylvania, Romania. The region boasts some of the best jams - some of them include ingredients that are considered to be endangered foods. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with British food expert Simon Preston, who's organizing a special banquet called "10 Foods To Eat Before They Die." Preston says he wants to highlight some of the world's "vanishing delicacies."