Today on the net, more and more Syrian activists are now calling for foreign intervention. Romanian villagers campaigning against the construction of an open-pit gold mine. And a website which ranks hackers and pits them against each other…
Could the future of European organic farming be in Romania? Investors in the agricultural industry have come to realise what a goldmine lies under the green pastures of the Carpathian mountains - land here costs a fractions of Western European prices and farmers can buy far bigger properties.
Lisa Nesselson joins us today to talk about two very different films. "The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu" is put together entirely from 1,000 hours of archival footage, by director Andrei Ujica. "Rabbit Hole", meanwhile, adapted by David Lindsay-Abaire from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, is directed by John Cameron Mitchell and stars Aaron Eckhart and Nicole Kidman.
Acclaimed Romanian writer Norman Manea has a lot to say about persecution - he joins Catherine Nicholson in the studio to talk about his latest novel “The Lair”. Plus, a Roma actress who's hoping to bridge cultural gaps with her autobiographical play. Also, the French troupe the Sea Girls are bringing burlesque back to the stage.
Romania is stepping up immigration controls along its borders to boost its bid to join Europe's Schengen visa-free zone. Stopping the flow of illegal immigrants is seen as key for allowing the two countries to join. Last month, France and Germany said that it was "premature" to let Bulgaria and Romania enter the passport-free travel area in March 2011; and it only takes one member country of the Schengen block to vote against them and scupper their plans.
An explosion killed five workers in Romania's south-west Uricani mine Saturday, leaving no survivors. According to officials, the five had been finishing an electrical installation when the blast happened.
No shaving without a government: a razor strike is just one of the ways Belgians are expressing their frustration with political deadlock.
Ireland's coalition crumbles after the Greens walk away and PM Brian Cowen quits as leader of his party but stays in his job.
Prince William and actress Sienna Miller were both alleged victims: a phone hacking scandal forces 10 Downing Street's spin doctor to quit.
In Romania, after the fall of the communist regime, farmers could no longer afford to feed their horses. They abandoned them in the Danube delta, where the animals became wild again and took control of their new territory. For the authorities, these horses pose an environmental risk; there is even talk of exterminating them. But one man has decided to save them.
Dacian Cioloş is EU Commissioner in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development. He tells France 24 how he intends to overhaul Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy. Totalling 55 billion euros, it represents almost half of the EU budget and has long been a divisive issue among Europeans.