Paul Wood read History at Queens’ College, Cambridge and studied to be a lawyer without having the stomach to become one. He worked in the British civil service and in the City of London. He fell in love with Romania while travelling through in 1990 and has lived and worked as a headhunter in Romania since 1998. After almost 14 years he is still fascinated by the most egregious capital in Europe. His favourite activities are talking, thinking, walking, reading and looking round churches. He collects friends and books. He is conservative but unconventional, a Catholic with a Protestant mind, a solitary extrovert and a political refugee from the global village. His blog is here.
Guest writer Paul Wood, an Englishman living in Romania for many years, looks at the measures taken
Guest writer Paul Wood shares his view on how Women’s Day is celebrated differently in Romania
Guest writer Paul Wood explains why people continue the protests in Bucharest’s Victoriei Square
Guest writer Paul Wood takes us on a walk through Cernăuți, a peaceful city in Northern Bucovina
The murder of over 120 people in Paris by Muslim gunmen at the weekend raises the question: can the
The death toll from the fire in the Colectiv club has tonight reached fifty-three.
Eight days of
On Tuesday Victor Ponta’s Government became the third Romanian government since 1989 – or rather the
Mr. Ponta said on television a few minutes ago that he was "handing in my mandate, I'm resigning
Bucharest is a tiny place - despite its 1.9 million inhabitants everyone knows everyone or so it
Guest writer Paul Wood compiled several famous quotations that reflect some of the Romanians’ flaws
A British Pakistani friend wrote to me yesterday that: We are seeing the invasion and destruction of
Guest writer Paul Wood analyses the origins of inequality in Romania and the way it impacts today's