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Thursday 25/07/2024, 01:53:06

17/09/2007 10:31:37 am
Transsylvania. My two speeches in Bucharest went well. Lots of interest, good discussions. First, I presented the EEI publication about competition. Then - and that was the main thing - I did a sort of pre-launch of my upcoming book "The Guide to Reform", sharing some main conclusions.

Then, off to Transsylvania for a family week-end. In younger years, I watched many of the Dracula horror classics. I couldn′t resist spanding some time in the Carpathians. Very beautiful indeed. Even Bran Castle, reputedly one main home of Vlad Dracula Tepes, was more idyllic than horrifying.

One gets many impressions from a country like Romania, which I haven′t visited before. One of the poorest EU members. A transition economy that has had quite some problems. Now, however, with flat tax and high growth rates. Many traces of the totalitarian communist era in Bucharest, but still with charming parts.

Me at Bran Castle

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