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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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Principles Governing Foreign Investments in Romania

The legal regime of foreign investments in Romania is governed by the principle of equal treatment, which means that, subject to the principle of most-favoured-nation treatment, the same legal f...

German investments in Romania: Companies are worried about fiscal measures and infrastructure

Romania still offers good business opportunities, but in order to continue foreign investments and job creation, companies need a stable economic environment, legal stability, well-developed inf...

Chinese investments in Romania: Aiming potential

For many years, China has had only several large companies present and active in Romania, mainly in technology, energy, trade, farming and several newly announced ones in automotive.

Austrian investments in Romania: Companies are generally happy with market development

Austrian investors see Romania as an excellent investment destination and the largest market in South-Eastern Europe. Romania represents a resourceful country, dominated by a highly-skilled labo...

Operational leasing on the road to growth

The Romanian operational leasing market went up by 7.5 per cent in the first semester of the year compared with the end of 2016, exceeding 64,350 units. During this period, over 9,200 cars were ...

French investments in Romania: Building on solid foundation

France and Romania became business partners in the early '90s and since then the bonds have been built on trust and mutual commitment. Currently, French investors have gained a leadership positi...

US investments in Romania: Tremendous potential

One of the fastest growing economies in Europe, Romania is an attractive market for foreign investors in several industries, with potential yet to be developed. The Diplomat - Bucharest talked w...

Transport and Logistics: Plenty more to come

The vacancy rate for logistics and industrial spaces in Bucharest is close to zero, with low deliveries of new projects and high demand in the first quarter. According to data from JLL Romania, ...

Future challenges for Romania's energy industry

With a National Strategy draft still to be approved, Romania faces many challenges regarding the energy market to find a way for major investments that are critically needed to enhance the devel...

Orange Romania: Two decades of growing innovation and leading the digital transformation

Interview with Liudmila Climoc, CEO, Orange Romania

Jeffrey Puritt, TELUS International: CSR is Good Business and Good for Business!

Committed to supporting the communities where they operate, TELUS International invests in excess of 100,000 Euros in corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes and their employees volunte...

Coaching - a journey one must never underestimate

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Principles Governing Foreign Investments in Romania

The legal regime of foreign investments in Romania is governed by the principle of equal treatment, which means that, subject to the principle of most-favoured-nation treatment, the same legal framework, princi...

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Openville Timisoara to open in the fourth quarter of 2018
The Openville Timisoara development, the largest mixed-use project in the west of Romania will be opened in the fourth quarter of next year, upon completion of the first phase of development. The project that i...

URBB posts record production figure in 2017
United Romanian Breweries Bereprod (URBB) registered a record production figure exceeding two million hectolitres for the period January-November 2017, representing a 10 per cent increase year-on-year....

Cristian Busu has been reappointed president of Electrica's board
Cristian Busu has been reappointed president of Electrica board, the electric energy supplier. He is a member of the board since 2014 and was chosen in this position during the Council's meeting on November 13,...

Transelectrica inaugurated the Campia Turzii station, fully refurbished with 9 million Euro
Transelectrica inaugurated the 220/110/20 kV Campia Turzii (Cluj County) electricity station, after an investment of about 42 million RON (9 million Euro).

CTP starts CSR project for the workforce market nearby Bucharest
CTP is starting a social responsibility program that aims to facilitate a series of meetings between high school students and representatives of important companies that are tenants in the parks owned by CTP ne...