Claudia Ciobanu

Claudia Ciobanu is a Romanian freelance reporter based in Warsaw. Her articles have appeared in the Guardian and Reuters among others. 


Poland is turning authoritarian

Will the Polish people be able to stop it?


Romania's gift of hope to the world

Romania's protests last week showed that its civic activism is mature enough to tackle severe abuses of power.


Romania: Keep the corrupt in jail, where they belong

Thousands of Romanians have braved sub-zero temperatures to protest legal changes pardoning corrupt officials.


False hopes for Romanian presidential elections

Many Romanians believe that defeating the left's candidate in the presidential runoff will bring a b


What happened to the protest movements in Romania and Bulgaria?

Protest movements in Bulgaria and Romania have taken different paths to address similar issues.


Burning down a rainbow in Poland

More young people join far-right ranks in Poland due to dire socio-economic conditions.