Claudia Ciobanu

Claudia Ciobanu

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

Romania

Rosia Montana: Seeds of utopia in town almost lost to gold mining

Hope and unease in fertile Romanian village, six years after protests halted plans for Europe's largest gold mine.

Rosia Montana: Seeds of utopia in town almost lost to gold mining

European Union

The hidden costs of coal in Romania

Biggest coal company wants more time to implement EU pollution standards as pressure for energy transition grows.

The hidden costs of coal in Romania

Europe

Poland is turning authoritarian

Will the Polish people be able to stop it?

Poland is turning authoritarian

Europe

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's gift of hope to the world

Europe

Romania: Keep the corrupt in jail, where they belong

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

Romania: Keep the corrupt in jail, where they belong

Romania

False hopes for Romanian presidential elections

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

False hopes for Romanian presidential elections

Bulgaria

What happened to the protest movements in Romania and Bulgaria?

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

What happened to the protest movements in Romania and Bulgaria?

Opinion

Burning down a rainbow in Poland

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

Burning down a rainbow in Poland