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POLITICS

Race is on for general elections

One month before Parliamentary elections this December, Romania is set to play host to a fierce race to regain control of a country that is seeing its EU member state status under constant scrutiny.

ECONOMICS

Continental ups Timisoara investment

Having invested over 271 million Euro in its Timisoara plant to date, German tire producer Continental said it is undergoing a 50 million Euro expansion project, to improve the technological flow and ensure com...

ENERGY

New PV park ready to join the grid

Portuguese-based Efacec group has said its photovoltaic park in Cujimir, Mehedinti county, will be ready to go operational early next year, according to Mediafax. Stretching over 36 hectares, the greenfield inv...

INFRASTRUCTURE

Henri Coanda airport opens new departures terminal

Following a 52 million Euro investment, the Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport last month inaugurated its new departures terminal, which officials said was completed in a record 17 months.

REAL ESTATE

S+B Gruppe: new project on Bucharest's main boulevard

Private project developer S+B Gruppe is putting the finishing touches to a new property on Bucharest's main boulevard, Magheru, with about 3,950 sqm of leasable space becoming available towards the end of this ...

APPOINTMENTS

Raed Arafat

is the new Health Minister of Romania. Since 2007, Arafat, 48, has served as Secretary of State in the Ministry of Health. In 1991, he founded the Romanian Mobile Service for Emergency, Resuscitation and Extri...

EVENTS

Guiding Light

Law firm Pachiu & Associates organized a conference on Renewable Energy Investments in Romania: Opportunities and Challenges, at Capital Plaza Hotel, bringing together lawyers from the US and several Europe...


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Reports

REPORTS

Privatisations: living on the edge

Privatisation has been the mantra chanted by every Government in charge in the past years and it has become one of the words written in capital letters in the agreement Romania signed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Diana Mesesan talks to analysts in the field to find out to what degree is privatisation the right choice for state-owned companies

REPORTS

PV market: here comes the sun

Authorities, legal and financial experts analysed the new legislative framework governing the photovoltaic market, while several market players put forward solutions for the Romanian PV industry and presented new technologies in the field to increase the efficiency of PV farms, during the Romanian Photovoltaic Investment Forum 2012, organized by The Diplomat - Bucharest in partnership with Transelectrica

Features

COUNTRY FOCUS

Sisterhood of the Danube

They say size does matter when it comes to capitalizing on business and diplomatic ties, and the size of Austrian investments in Romania has made headlines in the recent past. Where do we go from here, though? Corina Mica takes the pulse of Austrian investments in Romania in the wider region called the European Union

EXPERTS PLATFORM

Romania's PV market: an overview

by Zoltan Nagy, General Director of the Energy Efficiency Regulatory Department at the Romanian Authority for Energy Regulation (ANRE)

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Renewable energy: sense and necessity

Romania offers one of the most substantial and, therefore, attractive support schemes for renewable electricity production in the European Union. Even though it took four years to pass the law governing this field, investors haven't just been biding their time, but have spent a billion Euro on investments in the construction of wind farms, photovoltaic units, micro-hydropower and biomass plants

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Private pensions, five years on: where do we go from here?

Private pensions have witnessed steady development in the five years since they became available locally, despite the delays caused by the financial crisis that has engulfed Europe. Alexandra Lopotaru speaks to fund managers to evaluate the ups and downs of an industry on which the living standards of future generations depend.

COUNTRY FOCUS

Moving up the value chain

Germany tops the charts in bilateral trade in Romania, but interest has not diminished. Corina Mica asks German Ambassador Andreas von Mettenheim what is left to capitalise on

BUSINESS LEADERS

Smartly efficient

From sustainable development projects to infrastructure works and energy efficiency, Siemens remains committed to Romania. Corina Mica talks to newly-appointed CEO George Costache about the ups and downs of the country's economic life

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Retailers redouble expansion efforts

In spite of the drop in consumption over the last three years, retailers have been active in the development process, buying new land and opening new retail schemes. The change came this year, when the National Statistics Institute announced a consumption increase of four per cent in the first six months of 2012, after three years of decreases. The Diplomat - Bucharest takes a look at what is happening on the market, who are the

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Late payments are bitter pill for medical system

Parallel exports, the claw-back tax and the late payment directive are the three biggest problems that the Romanian drugs sector is currently facing. Players say the market is ill, and The Diplomat - Bucharest asked drugs producers and authorities what remedies they suggest By Roxana Cristea

 
 
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