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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
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Lea Berriault Managing Editor
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Claudia Ciobanu

Claudia Ciobanu

NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe

c.ciobanu@newsmavens.com

Claudia Ciobanu is a Warsaw-based freelance reporter covering Central and Eastern Europe. Her articles have appeared in The Guardian, Reuters, and Politico, among others.

Romanian doctors stage strike over government funding 

The new year began in Romania with about half of its 10,000 family doctors refusing to renew their contracts with the national health insurance company.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
11 Jan 2018 Eastern Europe

Will Bulgaria sacrifice a national park to host a skiing resort?

Over the winter holidays, many Bulgarians repeatedly took to the streets of Sofia to protest against the destruction of Pirin National Park. What is the reason for the planned lodging? The authorities want to make way for skiing.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
5 Jan 2018 Eastern Europe
#Politics in 2017: The Year of the Illiberals 25-29 Dec 2017

#Politics in 2017: The Year of the Illiberals

In the past year we have witnessed a serious challenge of the liberal world order. Perhaps even a dismantling.
Weekly Hindsight by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe

Roma professionals  are not welcome in Brussels

10-12 million Roma people live in Europe, half of them in EU countries. Nevertheless, there's hardly any Roma person working in the EU institutions  have a considerable impact on their lives.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
15 Dec 2017 Eastern Europe

Guerrilla tactics to defend democracy in Eastern Europe

While the governing social-democrats (PSD) try to take political control of the judiciary in Romania, citizens and a small opposition party employ creative tactics to resist. Poles might find this story sickeningly familiar. 
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
8 Dec 2017 Eastern Europe

How to beat an illiberal government

If the left criticizes the ruling party all the time in very radical tones -- even when they are right -- then the opposition loses credibility.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
30 Nov 2017 Eastern Europe
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