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Prospects of Further Development

Western Romania is a success story, considering the current and real development perspectives. The city on Bega maintains the traditional role of triggering the national development countrywide,...

IT and outsourcing have generated more than 10,000 well-paid jobs in Iasi

Iasi has become one of the most sought Tier-2 cities in Romania for IT and outsourcing, while European projects worth 133 million Euro have helped the city increase its competitiveness. Alexandr...

Biodiversity and sustainable development go hand in hand

Anne Juganaru, Secretary of State within the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, tells The Diplomat-Bucharest how important it is to protect Romania's biodiversity and how can i...

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.

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 ...

Meeting of the Romanian Diplomacy

An event of both symbolic and pragmatic significance Minister Baconschi, this week you are holding the Annual Meeting of the Romanian Diplomacy (RADR). What is the significance of that event?

Plough or pay policy set to force farms to grow up

Could a new law fining farmers who do not cultivate their land help Romania fully exploit its massive agricultural potential? State secretary for agriculture Adrian Radulescu explains this contr...

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Preparing power for sale

Ahead of a massive sell-off in the state’s energy sector, key decision maker and Minister of economy, commerce and business affairs Ion Ariton responds to The Diplomat

Looking west to Romania

Georgia is targeting Romania as an investment partner in its development plan for agriculture, energy and tourism - Levan Metreveli, Ambassador of Georgia to Bucharest tells Michael Bird

Fittest will survive as decentralisation kicks off

Local Government control of hospitals may see better performing hospitals – but fewer, with up to half at risk of shut-down. Marius Savu, Bucharest’s general director of administration of hospit...

Keys to the cash

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

Green imperative

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

Talking tough on trash

With the nation threatened by multi-million EU fine for failing to close its rubbish dumps, watchdog the National Environmental Guard's Silvian Ionescu talks enforcing the law on councils. Profi...

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

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Romania: Every market has a silver lining

Authorities should continue to adjust their models of economic growth and put more emphasis on the absorption of EU funds and infrastructure development, according to the private sector, for the...

Romania's hospitality industry raises a glass to constant progress

"Slow and steady wins the race," they say, and it seems that Romania's hospitality industry plans on doing so. Step by step, the market has shown that it can grow despite certain snags and that ...

Tuchila, Romanian Banking Association: Digitalization in the financial banking services could be a game changer

Competition is increasing in the banking and financial services, there are new entrants on the market and this is driven by the customers' requirements in the digital era, according to Rodica Tu...

Insurance market going digital

Insurance companies face many challenges every day, but nowadays it seems that the adoption of digital technology might be the biggest challenge yet. The digital revolution has the potential to ...

Adrian Peake, Medicover:The economic growth offers confidence to invest in development and people

As Medicover Romania seems to have an accelerated growth by opening new clinics and acquiring other players, Alexandra Cioboata talks to Adrian Peake, general manager of the private healthcare o...

Private management: from papers to facts

Case study: Nuclearelectrica

The Chinese endeavour

The blunt figures show that in the first five months of 2016 the bilateral trade volume of Romania and China reached 1.76 billion USD, and China has become the ninth largest trading partner of R...

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The Romanian-German intertwining: die Reise goes on

Germany has always been a strong partner to Romania and this year is no exception. The country remains Romania's largest trade partner, German investors are confident and keep expanding their bu...

Aiming potential

For more than half a century, regardless of changes in the international and domestic situations of our two countries, friendship and cooperation have always been the basis of relations between ...

Austrian investments on the go this year

Celebrating its National Day on 26 October, Austria is an old friend of Romania and its second largest foreign investor. The economic bonds between the countries are tight, the diplomatic link i...

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Operational leasing on a wider road towards growth

As Romania's operational leasing industry is on a rise in an accelerated competitive environment, digitalization and the increasing interest of SMEs in the segment are reshaping its structure, c...

Florin Hoinarescu, Head of International at Teamnet Group

"In a continuous globalized economy, cooperation between companies from different countries has a common element - the added value generated"

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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
European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu welcomed Romania's Minister of Research and Innovation Serban-Constantin Valeca in Brussels to discuss the latest developments in the implementation of pro...

Uber to launch carpool service in Romania by 2020
Uber Romania said that the app reached 250,000 users in 2016, three times higher than the launch in February 2015, with Romania ranking second in Central and Eastern Europe after Poland in terms of Uber users....

BMW Group explores Romanian IT industry opportunities
BMW Group officials have come to Romania to start discussions about collaboration with IT&C companies to provide software solutions for BMW.

Illegal logging in Romania reduces in 2016
Preliminary data in a 2016 report on Romania's forestry indicate that illegal logging was down in 2016, said the Romanian Ministry of Water and Forestry (MAP), according to Agerpres.