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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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DRIVING

Endless fun

Suitable for all terrain and all-seasons, the crossover SUV Infiniti EX makes its official entry onto the Romanian market. Adrian Ion takes the delux Japanese motor for a spin

ENERGY

Siemens prepares to exploit Romanias offshore wind energy

Projects to develop Romanias untapped potential in offshore wind parks in the Black Sea are now moving up a gear, according to Petru Ruset, the manager of energy products solutions & services division at Sieme...

POLITICS

Left-wing dissidents aim to create new Progressive party

Members of the independent group of Parliamentarians, mainly formed by ex-members of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), have filed for a request to the Bucharest Courthouse to register a new political party, th...

ECONOMICS

Second phase of billion Euro wind farm under local threat

Czech power group CEZs giant onshore wind farm in Cogealac, Constanta county, is under threat from local authorities, who refuse to give the energy firm authorisation to start the project

INVESTMENTS

Cheese giant Bongrain buys up local dairy group

INVESTMENTS

Billa continues nationwide openings

INVESTMENTS

Samsung supplier builds factory in Oradea

INVESTMENTS

Egger adds 40 million Euro adhesive plant to Suceava

INVESTMENTS

Call-centre XL World hires up to 300

INVESTMENTS

ING life insurance outsourcing targets Cluj-Napoca

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Reports

REPORTS

Mental healthcare in need of treatment

Underfunded, overcrowded, ignored, suffering from chronic prejudice: Romanias treatment of the mentally ill is in a shocking state - but prescriptions for change are on the table, if the political will is ready to pick them up

REPORTS

Rules change in gas pipeline power games

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom flirts with Romania to join its gas pipeline South Stream.The EUs Nabucco pipeline floats the idea of bringing in the Russians. The Italians talk of merging the two projects. Have the proposed new gas pipelines between east and west abandoned their initial intentions or is compromise the way forward? Report by Michael Bird

REPORTS

Local development held back by EU fund absorption delay

Romanias absorption of EU funds is running at less than eight per cent of the available cash - and is holding up massive investments in regional infrastructure. Report by Ana Maria Nitoi

Features

COUNTRY FOCUS

No rest for corruption busters

High level corruption is being tackled by Romania at the moment but if the efforts stop, EU criticism will restart - says Ambassador of The Netherlands in Bucharest Tanya van Gool

SECTOR ANALYSIS

State energy merger courts fierce criticism

Romanias current plan to create two new state energy champions could hide debts and raise consumer prices and is a move likely to anger tight EU regulations Report by Ana Maria Nitoi

DECISION MAKERS

Keys to the cash

Carrying out ambitious multi-million Euro public works and responsible for allocating billions in EU funds, Elena Udreas Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism has become a key player in Romanias reconstruction

EDITORIAL

Insane neglect of Romania's mentally ill

Pioneering Romanian psychiatrist Dr Radu Teodorescu recounts an anecdote about societys attitude to the mentally ill in 1980s Romania

BUSINESS LEADERS

Balance of power

State electricity grid company Transelectrica must upgrade its power lines for a decade when massive new energy plans come to market, especially in Romanias energy rich Dobrogea region. General manager Adrian Baicusi talks to Ana Maria Nitoi

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Hold-up for new energy projects

Massive internationally-backed plans for new power plants have been frozen for a year with only gas-fired projects and a wind park due to come on-line in the mid-term. Report by Ana Maria Nitoi

COUNTRY FOCUS

Nation on the edge

Fears over Greeces economy are sending shock-waves through the EU: is this a tragedy or is foul play afoot? Ana Maria Nitoi talks to the Ambassador and Commercial counsellor of the Greek Embassy in Bucharest to pick apart rumour from reality

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Romania rises as outsourcing target

High language and IT skills, coupled with low costs, makes Romania a new haven for outsourcing, such as call centres, help desks, IT and payroll. Analysis by Ana Maria Nitoi

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Car policy decline set to continue

Car insurance prices are set to rise, while the market declines and fraud claims pick up. Report by Corina Ilie and Michael Bird

DECISION MAKERS

Green imperative

The money is available for Romanias environment but does the new Minister Laszlo Borbely have the muscle to put the cash to work? Profile by Ana Maria Nitoi

BUSINESS LEADERS

Real estate ready to reload

With the property boom a distant memory, partner at Romanian law firm Peli Filip, Francisc Peli, believes the real estate market in Romania is hotting up. Profile by Corina Ilie

EDITORIAL

Missile shield consensus shows chronic foreign policy indifference

The installation of 24 American anti-ballistic missiles on Romanian soil in the next five years was greeted by the country with a shrug

SECTOR ANALYSIS

M&A and failures due for insurance market

Further turbulence in mergers, acquisitions and failures are due for the sector in the short to mid-term

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Health not yet fit for duty

Development of Romanias health insurance is still held back by unclear Government policy and a lack of all-service private medical providers

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Less risk tipped for life market

Romanias life insurance market is set for a conservative period in 2010, argue top market players

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Disaster relief set to go live this year

Romania is set to launch a compulsory home insurance for natural disasters this year which insiders hope will boost this market. But there are concerns over the business case and how to police the new scheme

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Key figures from leading insurers

 
 
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