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Enel to invest 329 million Euro in Romania in 2017-2018

Enel has planned investments for a total of 329 million Euro for the current regulatory cycle ending in 2018, of which of over 151 million Euro are due for 2017 and 178 million Euro for 2018.

Commissioner Cretu underscores need for monitoring implementation of major projects in Romania
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ENERGY

GE wins new turbine deal for mega farm

GE Energy has recently won a contract to deliver 101 wind turbines with an installed power capacity of 2.5 MW for the farm which Czech Republic-based energy company CEZ is constructing in Fantanele and Cogealac...

DRIVING

Playing out in the open

Indulge in open-air fun with the elegant and sophisticated convertible, the A5 Cabriolet, writes Adrian Ion

POLITICS

Unclear contender for face-off with Basescu

With the first round of Presidential elections set for 22 November, the battle has begun over which candidate is likely to face-off against the incumbent Traian Basescu in the second round of voting.

ECONOMICS

Cash for state bank remains blocked

A Government cash injection for state-owned bank savings bank CEC has been blocked by the European Commission (EC), unless the bank admits the funding is state aid

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Emil Stefanov, the general manager of Billa Bulgaria, has taken over the retailer's operations in Romania, replacing Mr Wolfgang Janisch, who has decided to retire. Mr Stefanov has been working with Billa s...

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Constantin Hariton is the new general manager of Saint Gobain Romania, replacing Mr Olivier Lluansi who took over the groups operations for eastern Europe. Previously, Mr Hariton was general manager of Sain...

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Brian Arnold is a new tax partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Romania. Mr Arnold has recently been posted to PwC Moscow, where he held a similar role until September 2009. He will lead the financial serv...

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Johan Gabriels will take over as CEO of UK state owned bank RBS Romania. Mr Gabriels previously worked as a financial and general manager in finance, banking and fmcgs, including for international names such...

APPOINTMENTS

Ms Narcisa Oprea has been promoted to become partner at Austrian law firm Schoenherr. Ms Oprea has been a specialist in capital markets, and has been involved in the listing of a minority stake in state energy ...

APPOINTMENTS

Ms Sonia Nastase has been appointed as general manager of the Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel, taking over from Mr Peter Craig Martin. Ms Nastase has worked as director of sales and marketing for the hotel bet...

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Alexander Adamescu has been appointed the chairman of the board of electronics, household appliance and IT&C product retailer Flamingo International. Alexander is the son of businessman Dan Adamescu, who own...

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Bogdan Constantinescu, 43, has been appointed director general of systems integrator on the IT&C market, Frontal Communication.

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Eduardo Prieto Kessler is the new chief economic and commercial counsellor of the Spanish Embassy in Romania and is highly specialised in matters relating to competition policies. He has also worked as a dip...

APPOINTMENTS

Mrs Tanya van Gool has been appointed the new Ambassador of the Netherlands to Romania. 57 year old Mrs Gool was previously Ambassador to Bolivia, Kenya and Somalia (plus southern Sudan). Most recently she has ...

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Philippe Beaulne has been appointed Ambassador of Canada to Romania, with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Bulgaria, and High Commissioner to the Republic of Cyprus.

APPOINTMENTS

Ms Maria Cristina de la Garza Sandoval has been appointed the new Ambassador of Mexico to Romania.

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Isaias F Begonia has been appointed the new Ambassador of the Philippines to Romania.

APPOINTMENTS

Mrs Simona Cocos, 42, is the new general manager of Zentiva Romania, part of Sanofi-Aventis Group. A chemical engineer, Mrs Cocos has an MBA at the Open University in the UK. She has been working for Sanofi sin...

CITY LIFE

Small wonder

Taking over a tiny wall at the side of a cafe Bucharest micro-store Libraria Jumatatea Plina attempts to be a big inspiration for local comic artists

INVESTMENTS

German discounter upscales opening drive

INVESTMENTS

German budget retailer to pass 100 stores

INVESTMENTS

German market researcher expands in Iasi

INVESTMENTS

Hungarian insurers plan national network

INVESTMENTS

Spanish telecom giant offers corporate services

INVESTMENTS

Czechs opt for further control of electricity

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Stephan Breschan, 46, is the new general manager of BMW Group Romania. With 19 years of experience in the car industry, Mr Breschan has worked for the last three years as manager of BMW's local office in nor...

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Marian Motocu is the new general manager of the Turceni coal‑fired power plant, replacing Mr Eugen Tunaru. Previously,he headed the Energy Department within the same state‑owned company.


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Reports

REPORTS

Risking a bet on second-hand jets

An economising Romania is looking to buy used fighter jets by the end of 2009 to defend its NATO border - but is this option truly cheap and effective? Asks Ana Maria Nitoi

REPORTS

New drug hold-up threat to Health Ministry

Plagued by dropping prices for their products and a state system close to bankruptcy, pharma companies are reconsidering the launch of new drugs on the Romania market

Features

COUNTRY FOCUS

Turkey: foundations for energy bridge firm up

Long-planned pipeline and electricity links between Turkey and Romania are moving closer to realisation, argues Turkish Ambassador Ayse Sinirlioglu

COUNTRY FOCUS

All eyes on EU funds imperative

Romania must absorb more EU funds, but this may be hard when the public administration is politicised, argues Eduardo Prieto Kessler, Spains commercial counsellor in Bucharest

COUNTRY FOCUS

Germans keep holding steady

Despite the bruised economy and a lack of predictability on the market, Romania remains an investor target for improving competitiveness. Ana Maria Nitoi talks to new German Ambassador to Romania Andreas von Mettenheim

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Day of the discounters

Discount stores are spreading fast throughout Romania, while local supermarkets are struggling to compete. Report by Corina Ilie and Ana Maria Nitoi

BUSINESS LEADERS

Cash boost in defiance of Brussels ruling

Defying the European Commissions ruling that a multi‑million Euro Government cash boost for CEC Bank is state aid, bank president Radu Ghetea talks development in a crisis economy. Interview by Alexandra Pehlivan

EDITORIAL

Populist Christian Reformer: the Basescu pitch

Weeks before the election for the Head of State, President Traian Basescu is pitching himself to the Romanian people as a populist Christian Democratic reformer.

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Bad loans in record rise

While Romanias banking system seems to have stabilised, there is a risk that the number of bad loans is increasing sharply, writes Alexandra Pehlivan

COUNTRY FOCUS

Bine ati venit in Romania!

Las relaciones econmicas y comerciales entre Espaa y Rumania han visto un aumento sustancial desde el 2003. En el 2007, la inversin directa espaola alcanzaba unos 474 millones euros, representando el 3.4% de las inversiones totales en Rumania.

EXPERTS PLATFORM

Sub-prime waves not yet crashing on Romania

James Stewart, vice-president, Treasury and Capital Markets Division,Raiffeisen Bank Romania, analyses the impact of the US sub-prime crisis on international investments in Romanian real estate

BUSINESS LEADERS

Forecasting an end to artificial rise

Lack of supply means apartments in Bucharest are selling for the same prices as in Paris, but Shimon Galon, country manager of GTC Romania, believes the artificial rise will steady this year

DECISION MAKERS

Target to bring justice under one roof

Top judge Lidia Barbulescu, president of the Superior Council of Magistrates, argues her department should take over the appointment of leading positions in the justice system

EDITORIAL

EU justice reform on Romania caught in its own trap

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Let the discussions begin

Many medium-sized law firms are in talks with international practices for associations or takeovers

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Credit crunch tests Romanias growth

While merger and acquisitions are hitting a peak of intensity, financing may prove a tougher call as banks become more cautious, argue lawyers

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Flight from the city

Cluj-Napoca is fast becoming Romanias second city and some law firms are looking for a piece of the action

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Litigation set to take off

Services in litigation are witnessing an upswing in the Romanian legal market

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Legal Guide

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Year of consolidation sees record growth

Two years on from tough new rules, leasing companies have slashed the number of firms in the sector, and witnessed a rise in fortunes

 
 
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