Ultima actualizare 25/09/2013
Everyone curses the taxman but Romanian witches furious about having to pay up for the first time have used cat excrement and dead dogs to cast spells on the president and government.
Also among Romania’s newest taxpayers are fortune tellers – but they probably should have seen it coming.
Superstitions are no laughing matter in Romania – the land of the medieval ruler who inspired the Dracula tale – and have been part of its culture for centuries.
President Traian Basescu and his aides have been known to wear purple on certain days, supposedly to ward off evil.