The Romanian Orthodox Church welcomes the Government’s decision to cancel the “Dracula Park” project
At the end of the last month the Romanian prime minister Calin Popescu-Tariceanu said that the Romanian Government had cancelled the contract with Dracula Inc., the company assigned to build at Snagov, a
The Romanian Orthodox Church has welcomed the decision of the Romanian Government by which it definitely drops the idea to build this complex in the immediate surrounding of
“Our church was against this project from the beginning - we regard the fact that it has now been dropped as something normal,” said Constantin Stoica, the church's spokesperson. "Although our Church wasn’t consulted, we made clear the Dracula myth had nothing to do with Romanian history, and this view was shared by many historians.”
As the reason for the cancellation, the Romanian Government states the “irregularities in the contract and delays” that arose in the course of time.
According to the legend, Vlad Tepes, the duke of
“Dracula’s Park” was to attract up to a million tourists per year and open three thousand jobs. The original idea had been to build the complex in
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