19 avril 2011

Euro Parliament response to letter of petition: Demolitions in Bucharest. PLEASE READ!

HURRAH! A response from the European Parliament to Anca Muller who sent a letter of petition re: the demolitions in Bucharest some time ago. As you will see if you click on the image (left), her letter has catalysed an investigation by the European Commission. This is marvellous news and just goes to show that there is help out there and people DO CARE what happens in Bucharest. Anca has been tireless in her e-mails, communiques and memos to the EUP, groups, ONGs etc and we should all be doing the same. Her indignance is palpable and... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:28 - Commentaires [2] - Permalien [#]

19 avril 2011

Herastrau next on Oprescu's hit list?

(Photo left: Herastrau Lake) Another piece of news concerning the 'suspended' road...we'd already heard the rumours but seeing it in black and white makes it all the worse... Apparently, the overground road will pass underground - beneath some of Bucharest’s most important historic landmarks but also under several private properties en route to cut costs of expropriation, according to B365. Furthermore, the highway, officially named the 'Express Road', could well pass under Herastrau. Express Road...what a joke... bringing all this... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 00:27 - Commentaires [2] - Permalien [#]
14 avril 2011

Pardon cu capu' spart...

(Photo: Sorin Tanasie) The Bucharest Tribunal decided Tuesday that the PUZ North South Boulevard due to smash its way through Berzei-Buzesti and for which reason so much destruction has taken place, is ILLEGAL. Of course, we didnt need a court to tell us this but it's good to know that the justice system can awaken, stretch and kick into action from time to time. The Platforms for Bucharest will be giving a press release on Thursday 14th April at 13h: Calea Plevnei 98, Block 10c, Sector 1. It appears that the plans provided by City... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 01:43 - Commentaires [7] - Permalien [#]
13 avril 2011

Reactions to BB in Roumanian press

Great efficiency in Brigitte Bardot's office - here are the latest Roumanian reports on BB's letter to the deputies and the demonstrations taking place in Paris: Cotidianul, Apropo, Observator, Realitatea,    
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:48 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
12 avril 2011

A visit to Berzei Buzesti, curtesy of City Hall & Co...

These incredibly poignant images were captured today by Sorin Tanasie. As you can see, Oprescu and Co's monumental rubble and giant pebble-dash effect has really taken off in the Berzei-Buzesti area, and one can see a very convincing similarity with the architecture seen on the Gaza Strip and Kaboul... that war-zone look is really up and coming in Bucharest today. Check out the creative detail of demolished walls, caved-in rooves and destroyed corniches (whole houses, too). Mayor Oprescu shall indeed be remembered for his great and... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 02:57 - Commentaires [8] - Permalien [#]
10 avril 2011

International outcry at Roumania's animal cruelty

Why so much about the dogs of Bucharest? Simply because I am overwhelmed at the high level of cruelty prevalent in a country I so love... I cannot comprehend it, cannot make any sense of it. But the news floods in, the proof, the horrifying photos and the mugshots of the dog killers sicken me. Let's take VASILE GORAN, mayor of Moreni, for example. This monster recently announced he would "euthanase" (a complete misuse of the verb, since to euthanase is a mercy killing and this is nothing of the sort - this is murder pure and simple)... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 16:49 - Commentaires [3] - Permalien [#]

10 avril 2011

'Dog Massacre', by E. Cati

I saw THIS on Facebook earlier today and since then, its author has given me permission to publish it here for, she says, "I want the WHOLE OF EUROPE AND THE ENTIRE WORLD TO FIND OUT what massacre is taking place in this country.. Please forward this to as many sites as possible all over the world. PLEASE HELP US TO STOP THESE SAVAGE HABITS!" Bravo Elena - and a message from the heart. So many are fighting to stop these cruel and unimaginable mass killings, these inhumane culls. As with the demolitions of a city, the murdering... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 00:11 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
08 avril 2011

Tenacious BB condemns horrors via open letter to Roumanian Deputies

I received a forwarded letter by Brigitte Bardot and addressed to the Roumanian Parliamentary Deputies exclaiming her outrage at the killing of dogs in (particularly) Bucharest and loudly, indignantly condemning the murderous legislation against the strays of Roumania.  I found this translation in Roumanian on the FB site Romani Pentru Animale from Romanian Stray-Dogs Voice, two walls well worth visiting - they need all the support and voices they can get - and so do the dogs. Thank you for stopping by: Traducerea scrisorii, din... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:52 - Commentaires [1] - Permalien [#]
08 avril 2011

Mr Lazarescu and the curse of Cseke

It is unbelievable... unbelievable to us at least living elsewhere. But in Roumania, one gets uncomfortably used to such outrageous happenings. This latest is Mr Lazarescu for real - not the only case by a long shot - but nevertheless hallucinating. A 42 year old man is rushed to hospital by his neighbour following a heart attack only to find that it has been closed since 1st April (adds a horrific new meaning to April Fool's Day) - one of 70 closed by Cseke, the so-called Minister of Health, whom, incidentally, has no right... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:45 - Commentaires [2] - Permalien [#]
05 avril 2011

Demolarile de pe Buzesti-Berzei au ajuns la Parlamentul European

Demolarile de pe Buzesti-Berzei au ajuns la Parlamentul European de Catiusa Ivanov  HotNews.ro Luni, 4 aprilie 2011 Hala Saint Gery din Bruxelles, asemanatoare Halei Matache Foto: Hotnews  Fiindca nu au fost ascultate in tara, mai multe ONG-uri bucurestene care se ocupa cu protectia patrimoniului au sesizat la Bruxelles distrugerile facute de Primaria Capitalei pentru construirea axei Buzesti Berzei. ONG-isti au prezentat europarlamentarilor romani imagini cu cladirile demolate de municipalitate si... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 17:09 - Commentaires [6] - Permalien [#]