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 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.
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.
Scientists are hoping that DNA tests can confirm the identities of remains believed to be that of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife. They were executed and a hasty burial cast doubt. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Iona Avadani in Bucharest.
Here's a crazy hypothetical for you: what would have happened if slaves from Africa had been taken to the Balkans? This is the Romanian band Nightlosers. Blues is popular everywhere. But Nightlosers pull off a more nuanced trick.
The people of Romania are marking the 20th anniversary of the revolution which brought down communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Matthew Brunwasser looks at how Romanians have been dealing with their recent past.
Herta Mï¿½ller has been awarded the Nobel prize for literature. The Romanian born author is renowned for her books based on life under the harsh regime of the dictator Ceausescu. Mï¿½ller was born in 1953 in Romania. Jeb Sharp profiles the German author.