Romania News

‘Why I love Romania’ campaign with posters

A campaign called ‘Why I love Romania’ (De ce iubesc Romania) has been launched across the world, everywhere Romanians live. Posters were put up with information about great Romanian scientists and sports people who have made a difference in the world, aiming at improving Romania’s image abroad.

Wild Carpathia documentary produced by the Travel Channel

Wild Carpathia is a stunning documentary about a little-known part of Europe. Romania has a huge virtually-untouched area of mountains almost the size of Britain. It is the heavily-forested home to some of Europe's most exciting species, including alpine Chamois, and particularly large carnivores like Brown Bears, Wolves and the elusive Lynx. Much of the area is a time-capsule with an almost-medieval life-style.

RTVE.es: Españoles en el mundo - Transilvania

Legends, castles, mountains, medieval towns. This is Transylvania, a region world famous thanks to the myth of Count Dracula. But Transylvania is much more. At the heart of Romania, located in the Carpathian Mountains, is a region of a glorious past, strong character and great beauty where time, yet, seems to stop.

"Romania: On the trail of Count Dracula" by Sir John Ure

Sir John Ure discovers the contrasts and challenges of the Romanian highlands, exploring monasteries, villages – and the legend of Count Dracula.

The romantic-sounding region of Transylvania, the eastern Carpathians and their neighbouring region of Moldova (though not the Republic of that name) all lie within one country – Romania. But as we spent a week travelling around this extended section of eastern Europe we felt that, although we might indeed be geographically within one country, we were in fact traversing three separate and quite distinct emotional and historical worlds.

Prince Charles joins campaign to save Transylvania's forests

Prince Charles is campaigning to save the forests of Transylvania, inspired by his ancestral links to Vlad the Impaler, the 15th century nobleman better known by his patronym, Dracula.

Rapid economic growth in Romania - which is now part of the EU - means that the forests of the Carpathian Mountains are under threat from development and logging.

The Prince is calling for the forests, some of the last untouched wilderness areas in Europe, to be protected before they are lost, like the woodland that once covered Britain.