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POLITICS

Centre-left and centre-right remain in top positions

The first round of the presidential elections places centre-right incumbent Traian Basescu in first place, followed by President of the centre-left Social Democratic Party (PSD) Mircea Geoana, who are facing a ...

ECONOMICS

Nabucco reality will see U-turn in Russia: Joschka Fischer

Once the European Unions natural gas pipeline project Nabucco moves close to reality, Russian energy policy in opposition to the project will U-turn, said Joschka Fischer, ex-vice federal chancellor of Germany...

INVESTMENTS

Germany's Miele to build electronic parts in Brasov

INVESTMENTS

Sweden's East Capital buys into Ownership Fund grey market

INVESTMENTS

Polish Enterprises Fund picks up Profi store chain

INVESTMENTS

France's SocGen purchases Medlife stake

INVESTMENTS

Austrian's wood products group buys blockboard maker

ENERGY

Corn to energy refinery powers up in Teleorman county

Romanian agricultural holding company Inter Agro group has opened a 70 million Euro bioethanol refinery in Zimnicea, Teleorman county

DRIVING

Tackling a new niche

Although it may be unclear to which car type the new cross-breed BMW Gran Turismo 5 series belongs, Adrian Ion is still impressed with the drive

CITY LIFE

This Xmas let the hotel do all the work

It may not have been the best decade the world has ever seen and the last 12 months were bloody awful so what better way to say goodbye to 2010 by indulging yourself at one of Bucharests top hotels. Here i...

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Mike Swinford is the new project manager for the US infrastructure construction company Bechtel, which is building Romanias 415 km long motorway between Brasov and Hungary, Autostrada Transilvania. He repla...

APPOINTMENTS

As we went to press, MR GUY MARIE CHARLES POUPET has been proposed as the successor to Mr Patrick Gelin as CEO of BRD Groupe Societe Generale, the number two bank in Romania. Mr Poupet has been in charge of S...

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Vincent Kneppert has replaced Mr Martin Koessler as general manager for leasing company ALD Automotive Romania, part of Frances Societe Generale group. Mr Kneppert has 16 years experience in full service op...

APPOINTMENTS

The Intercontinental Hotel Bucharest has appointed a new executive chef, Urbino-born MR ANDREA AIUDI, who replaces Mr Andreas Hoehne. Mr Aiudi, 38, has worked in restaurants and hotels in Italy, Spain, the UK a...

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Javier Urunuela is the new general manager for Romania and Bulgaria of StarFoods. He replaces Mr Sotiris Yannopoulos, who has left the company. Mr Urunuela was previously business development manager for Pep...

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Gabriel Diamandopol is the new general manager for Romstal Leasing, a company owned by Belgiums KBC. He replaces Mr Demostene Chivulescu.

APPOINTMENTS

Mr Giuseppe Parma was appointed country manager of Indesit Romania, replacing Mr Eugen Paturan.


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Reports

REPORTS

Emergency exit

Refugees fleeing murder threats from ethnic conflict find relief in a revamped farm in Timisoara, reports Michael Bird

REPORTS

Justice fails for one thousand dead

Romanias bloody 1989 Revolution remains unresolved because, following the collapse of Ceausescu, the new leaders inspired the deaths of 1,000 people. Report by Michael Bird and Ana Maria Nitoi

REPORTS

Basescu beats media abuse to claim Presidency

Romania's President Traian Basescu has won a second term of five years in power, despite becoming the target in a vicious campaign of media mendacity.

REPORTS

Complacency enemy of Presidential hopes for Geoana

A surprise defeat for Social Democratic (PSD) leader Mircea Geoana in the Presidential election this year will cause shock-waves among the Romanian elite who believed his victory was certain.

Features

EDITORIAL

Addicted to bribes: Romanians can't say no to graft

Two decades ago Communism collapsed because of its economic failures, with a bankrupt centralised state propped up by a thriving black market

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Bringing serious journalism to a developing market

Since launching in 2004, The Diplomat Bucharest magazine has brought a professional approach to Romanias political and business scene with well-researched and in-depth reporting

BUSINESS LEADERS

Top of the shops

Ex-fighter pilot and diplomat in the Amazon, AFI Europes CEO Reuven Havar is now facing his toughest mission ever taking the biggest mega mall Bucharest has ever seen to the prize-fight for the fickle retail dollar. Report by Corina Ilie

SECTOR ANALYSIS

New hotels defy crisis for long-term view

Despite a climate of room over-supply and price-dumping in Romania, new hotels keep opening and developers vision an upswing in demand. Report by Corina Ilie and Michael Bird

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Price fight tests capitals finest

Hotels may still be piling in the guests in the week, but prices have taken a beating following a decade of boom. Report by Corina Ilie and Michael Bird

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Building a modern business market

As Romanias unique form of capitalism turns 20 years old, The Diplomat salutes pioneering companies in the country with a success to celebrate

COUNTRY FOCUS

Holding out for the long-term

Political upheavals will not effect long term plans of Austrian investors, says Ambassador to Romania Martin Eichtinger

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Wind future held back by legal blockage

A delay for over a year in fixing legislation for renewable energy is holding up hundreds of million of Euros ready to fund wind energy in Romania, so investors are heading south in search of a breath of fresh air

DECISION MAKERS

No escape from the fair deal

From catching scheming hoteliers, probing petrol stations to opening up the notary market, President of the Competition Council Bogdan Chiritoiu talks cartel-busting to Ana Maria Nitoi

BUSINESS LEADERS

Keeping on top of the crisis

Modernisation of the public sphere is a necessity to help the country make the most of the remaining opportunities for big-time foreign investment: Technology entrepreneur and president of the management board of S&T Romania Dan Roman talks to Ana Maria Nitoi

EDITORIAL

Media war against Basescu helps Geoana poll rise

Power does not have a predictable course in Romania. A year ago incumbent leader Traian Basescu looked as though he could win in the first round of this years Presidential vote, with the support of over 50 per cent of Romanians

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Testing times for operational leasing

The industry in the long-term rental of vehicles faces a tough test, but the market is still set to grow in 2009: a report from a specialist event on operational leasing

 
 
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