Back in January, news spread that Britain was considering running an anti-immigration campaign in Romania and Bulgaria tagged, “You Won’t Like It Here”. People all over Europe were nonplussed by the lack of tact shown by The Brits. But Gândul, a daily Romanian newspaper, saw an opportunity where others saw only red. They launched a cheeky response campaign tagged, “We May Not Like Britain, But You’ll Love Romania.”

Romania’s governing coalition, the Social Liberal Union (USL), has proposed a new president for the country’s Cultural Institute (ICR). The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Culture, Georgică Severin, said yesterday (June 24) that diplomat Lilian Zamfiroiu has been proposed to lead the ICR.

A group of Romanian high school students is set to arrive in Israel on Monday as part of broader exchange programs that have helped crystallize strong relations between the two countries in the fields of education and Holocaust remembrance.

Ministerial consideration of launching a negative advertising campaign to deter Bulgarians and Romanians from coming to work in Britain next year is "bordering on the farcical", Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Commons home affairs select committee, has said.

Last weekend I partied in Romania. I had been invited there by a game developer, eRepublik, to attend an event celebrating the fifth anniversary of their game (also called eRepublik). eRepublik is one of my favourite consulting clients, so I was happy to be invited to participate in the festivities in downtown Bucharest and see what they had been up to.

When Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema opens this Thursday at Lincoln Center, its organizers will be peering over the balustrade, more anxious than ever before to see a full house.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organizing, from 3-6 September 2012 at the Parliament Palace, Hall CA Rosetti, and at the MFA Annual Meeting of the Romanian Diplomacy (RADR). According to the press release sent by MFA, at this year will be attended by three special guests: Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the OSCE, Grigol Vashadze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, and Oleg Efrim, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova.

The smear campaign against the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) has deepened and worsened.... which may soon result in a shift of political control over ICR from being overseen by the Romanian Presidency to the Romanian Senate, a new communiqué accusing ICR of “financial and legal irregularities” as well as “dysfunctional aspects,” without actually offering any tangible evidence.