Artists on the streets as Romania cuts fundsmain
Several hundred artists and company managers demonstrated last week on Victory Square, protesting a new round of Government cuts which, they say, will force layoffs. Culture Minister Daniel Breaz has announced an audit of the National Theater, claiming it is wasting money.
The Enescu Festival faces severe cutbacks.
Iasi Opera chief Beatrice Rancea said: ‘You can’t use fewer ballet dancers or musicians just because the ministry has cut the funds.’
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