Marian Pavalasc has been writing for RFE/RL's Romanian Service since January 2021. As a freelance journalist, he has focused on news and investigative reports. He started his journalism career as a student when he started writing for a daily newspaper in the eastern Romanian city of Galati.
Also by Marian Pavalasc
December 11, 2022
Romania's Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of Banned Pesticides Still In Use
Romania, one of the EU’s top honey producers, lacks the processing factories it needs to ensure its output stays pure, and a loophole in EU legislation enables the use of dangerous pesticides that beekeepers and NGOs say are killing the bee population.
September 12, 2022
Despite Living Atop A Gas Field, Romanian Villagers Are Still Burning Wood
Tens of billions of dollars' worth of gas lies right beneath CA Rosetti and a handful of other Romanian villages. But for now at least, they and more than 90 percent of the country's other rural households are stuck burning firewood.
August 07, 2022
How Viktor Orban Is Using Sports To Expand Hungary's Influence Abroad
The government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is spending millions of euros to finance sports clubs of the ethnic Hungarian diaspora in Romania as a soft-power play, according to extensive reporting by RFE/RL's Romanian Service.
February 07, 2022
Drumbeat Of War Reverberates On Romanian-Ukrainian Border
Romania has the longest land border with Ukraine of all NATO countries, and it has been promised military reinforcements by NATO allies. Life on Romania's side of the border has been largely untouched by the diplomatic crisis -- but not entirely.
November 07, 2021
Romania's Famous Black Goats Are Under Threat. Conservationists Say The State Is Partly To Blame.
Black goat hunting is big business in Romania. The animal's agility and the country's rugged terrain make it popular prey for hunters, many of them from abroad. But that popularity has also brought concerns that Romania's black goats are increasingly threatened and could one day face extinction.