Dnevni arhiv: 18. maj, 2016


Kako sem postal Čehoslovak

Mikola Rjabčuk

 

Poletne počitnice smo vsako leto preživljali v improvizirani počitniški hiši; dovolj veliki, s štirimi sobami in ločenima vhodoma. Bila je to hiša našega starega očeta in matere, v okolici Lucka. Tam nas je bilo veliko: moj brat in oče, moji bratranci, njihovi starši ter seveda dedek in babica, ki sta invazijo stoično prenašala in se je celo iskreno veselila. Dnevi so bili dolgi in sončni in življenje brezoblačno. Uživali smo v brezskrbnosti, se zalagali z njo za celo življenje, plavali v reki, lovili ribe, tekali za žogo, plezali po drevesih in si do poznih nočnih ur ob ognjišču s pečenim krompirjem pripovedovali srhljive zgodbe.

Imel sem petnajst let in se nisem preveč ukvarjal s politiko.


ANTI-CORRUPTION IN ROMANIA

Răzvan Dumitru

The underlying economic basis for the Anti-Corruption Discourse

In Romania, a special type of political economy in which the boundaries between politics and economy were not at all clear had been built upon the destruction of the socialist system. Business people well connected with the political elite had made fortunes and privatized the most valuable assets of the socialist economy assets in the 1990s context.

After 2000 an increasing number of foreigners and foreign companies entered the country helped by the political willing to couple to the western markets. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) government led by Adrian Nastase rapidly privatized some of the remaining state companies to European but also Russian based companies and gave big fat state contracts to foreign contractors.