Articles by Alison Mutler



Old World Charm in Transylvania

  • 02 February 07
  • The Associated Press
There is only one count in this remote Transylvanian village of 512 souls nestled in the wilds of the Carpathian Mountains -- and it's not Count Dracula.

Romania Confronts its Communist-Era Secrets

  • 10 August 06
  • The Associated Press
Former police informants confess as the country opens its Securitate files.

Romania's King Fighting to Settle Property Claim

  • 22 March 05
  • The Associated Press
It was praised internationally as a historic reconciliation: an agreement by a government comprised largely of ex-communists to pay reparations to the nation's former monarch over property seized when the communists took power in 1947.

Romanian Elections Disputed

  • 30 November 04
  • The Associated Press
Romania's opposition insisted Monday that weekend parliamentary and presidential elections had been marred by fraud, while preliminary results showed the governing Social Democratic Party holding on to a narrow lead that would leave it unable to form a government.

EU Expansion Worrying to Pig Farmers

  • 23 December 03
  • The Associated Press
The screams of pigs being slaughtered with a knife and no anesthetic rose above the beat of Gypsy pop music at an open-air market in this southern Romanian village, signaling the advent of Christmas.

Romanian Violinist Leads the Charge for Public Broadcasting

  • 28 June 01
  • The Associated Press
Elegant 48-year-old musician Teodor Tomescu is leading the charge against government efforts to exert more control over Romania’s public radio.

Romanian Violinist Leads the Charge for Public Broadcasting

  • 28 June 01
  • The Associated Press
Elegant 48-year-old musician Teodor Tomescu is leading the charge against government efforts to exert more control over Romania’s public radio.

Shadow of Securitate Hangs Over Romania

Sky Grows Dim as Moon, Sun Put on a Show

Romania's New Leaders Targeting Corruption

Reforms Get Shaky Start In Romania