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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.

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POLITICS

Energy companies' tax burden increases

A new set of taxes targeting energy companies was approved by the Government a few days after the presentation of the budget for 2013. Companies that exploit and extract natural resources other than gas in Roma...

ECONOMICS

Record low yields for local Eurobonds

Romania′s first bond issue of the year was hailed as a financial success, with the Finance Ministry raising EUR 502.5 million, more than three times the planned amount, and the average yield dropping to a...

ENERGY

Chinese Sinovel to partner Faur plant for wind turbine production

The largest Chinese wind turbine producer, Sinovel Wind Group Co, is in advanced discussions with Romanian heavy machinery plant Faur to jointly invest in a wind turbine production facility in Romania. Company ...

INFRASTRUCTURE

The state will allocate three billion to co-finance projects with European funding

The amounts allocated by the state budget for the co-financing of EU projects could reach this year about EUR three billion, up 33 percent from 2012. According to preliminary execution of the 2012 budget, Roman...

REAL ESTATE

Falling prices get land market moving again

Cheaper land prices have finally persuaded real estate developers to return to the market, with the most activity coming in the retail sector, say property industry sources. In the most recently announced tra...

APPOINTMENTS

Christophe Gourlet

is the new country manager of Sanofi Romania and chairman of the board of directors of Zentiva SA, replacing Jacques Nathan. His previous job was at the Hungarian branch of the same company and he studied at th...

INVESTMENTS

Huadian Engineering to build 600 MW power plant in Oltenia

The thermal power plant Complexul Energetic Oltenia will build in partnership with Chinese firm China Huadian Engineering a thermal power plant that will have an installed capacity of 600 MW and will produce fi...

EVENTS

History repeating

Hotel Cismigiu, one of the symbols of Little Paris, as Bucharest was once known, reopened for the public. The Spanish company, Hercesa, bought the hotel in 2004 and invested in its renovation EUR 15 million, pr...

DRIVING

Where is the limit?

About two years ago, I was writing about the phenomenal bi-turbo engine developed by BMW, which solved one of the major drawbacks of these oil burning machines, the turbo lag. But guess what... for an unknown r...


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Reports

REPORTS

Power play: the sorry saga of Romania's energy projects

Romanian politicians, at least those in charge of the energy field, are very ambitious. They have all stated that Romania is or can clearly be a power in the field all over the region and that the country will achieve energy independence.

REPORTS

Romanian waste law hits new targets

An EU citizen produces about 500 kilograms of municipal waste per year, according to calculations made in 2010 by the European Court of Auditors, which, if not collected, treated and disposed of properly, can have a negative impact on the environment. The Diplomat - Bucharest talked to representatives of the authorities to find out both Romania's new targets for 2013, and solutions to improve the waste recycling system.

REPORTS

Recycling, the elegant way to dispose of waste

Romania's recycling system had a late start compared to other European Union countries. Several significant associations and companies on the local market are now making efforts to meet the targets set by European legislation, in order to boost the recycling system. The Diplomat - Bucharest talked to the main waste players to gauge the difficulties they are currently facing, and potential solutions.

REPORTS

Green buildings: development fad or money saver?

The Diplomat - Bucharest takes a look at the green development market to see what opportunities there are for consultants, developers and clients, as well as how local authorities are encouraging these types of constructions.

Features

DECISION MAKERS

Lending expertise to entertainment

One's professional path does not always go in a straight line, but may have unpredictable twists and turns - something to which Haluk Kurcer can certainly attest.

DECISION MAKERS

Building bridges, changing perceptions

In the first decade since the fall of communism 23 years ago, an obsessively asked question was, "What have you done in the past five years?" With 2012 marking five years since Romania became a full member of the European Union, Corina Mica asks the Romanian Presidency's Chief of Staff Cristian Diaconescu what the country's main achievements are in the 27-strong block and how its weak points can be tackled

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Obstacles litter the race to deliver liberalisation

According to the famous saying, the postman always rings twice, but on a market faced with a decline in the number of personal letters, imminent liberalisation and several other burning issues, the rules are about to change. At the dawn of the Romanian postal market liberalisation, Diana Mesesan talks to several key players about the future structure of the market and whether there is hope for development

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Hotels work hard on unwelcoming market

Despite a certain degree of saturation, Romania's hospitality market is still on the agenda of significant international players. Alexandra Lopotaru looks into the development strategies of major hotel chains, in a market that still lacks many major brands

COUNTRY FOCUS

Romania. The final frontier

It's anniversary time, with Romania celebrating its national day at a time when its image is coming into serious question at an international level. This month is also an anniversary landmark for The Diplomat - Bucharest, as the magazine celebrates its ninth year of high-level reporting locally. As Romania's unique form of capitalism turns 23 years old, we take a closer look at the state-of-play of the local economy in the wide

 
 
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