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The Schengen. A detective story with organized crime, blackmail and some intelligence services

By Oana Popescu

March 2013

Adevarul

The Schengen area has nothing to do with the CVM (despite what the Commission is saying loud and clear), nor with barking at the EU or fawning on Angela Merkel. Access in the Schengen area only relates to a Member State’s capacity to stop networks of organized crime, trafficking or illegal migration from accessing the Union.


Read more at http://adevarul.ro/news/politica/schengen-poveste-politista-crima-organizata-santaj-inteligenta-1_5133af1300f5182b85c4f9e4/index.html

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Kosovo febril

By Oana Popescu

November 2012

Dilema Veche

One’s first contact with Kosovo is bewildering. A swarm of people and cars in perpetual motion on roads that are of two kinds: those inherited from Tito, that are better than the ones in today’s Romania, and those under construction – once again by Bechtel – but at a pace that makes you think they intend to finalize all highways by the end of the year!

Read more at http://dilemaveche.ro/sectiune/societate/articol/kosovo-febril