Friday, November 7, 2008

Romanian News this Week

We wanted to try and keep you up-to-date with a few current events in Romania. Here are a few news items:

--Talks of a possible strike in the education field as professors have issued demands for a 50% wage increase. Currently teachers are paid 700 lei (about $250) monthly. If the government doesn't respond there could be teachers strike at the end of this month.

--Romania is preparing for Parliament elections on November 30. This is the first time people will actually vote for individual people not just vote for a party that would name the parliamentarian representatives.