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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...

Tackling a taxing problem

Doubling the penalties for tax evasion – this was a measure suggested in an amendment to a law put forward by Senate vice-president, Dan Voiculescu. The amendment was not supported by his collea...


The winner takes it all?

With elections knocking on Romania’s door, the current government coalition has finalized the latest changes made to the electoral system so that MPs will now be elected on a single vote

Like rats from a sinking ship...

With the elections knocking on Romania’s door, the ruling party is taking all the aces it has been keeping up its sleeve and putting them on the table with a flourish

Better the devil you know?

The elections are fast approaching and it seems like we are entering deeper and deeper into what is officially called the electoral campaign

WINNERS of the Romanian Energy Awards 2012 Gala

The Diplomat-Bucharest awarded the excellence in the Romanian energy sector during the "Romanian Energy Awards 2012" gala.
The elite event, at which participated over 150 personalities - ...

Funds and games

We all rejoiced when Romania joined the European Union. The year was 2007 and we all hoped that our lives would change significantly, obviously for the better, especially in terms of income

New Romanian politics: tarring everyone with the same brush

Once again Romanians are in the spotlight of the foreign media. This time it’s not the usual round of accusations of corruption or criminality, but because thousands of citizens have been protes...

Few signs of a prosperous New Year

As the festive season approaches, we at The Diplomat – Bucharest have another reason to celebrate: our eighth anniversary on the market. It’s an achievement we’re proud of – especially given tha...

The King’s speech throws less than regal light on local politics

One of October’s main political events was, undoubtedly, the national council of the Social Democrat Party (PSD)

Are we the authors of our own misfortune?

One of the hot topics of the last month has been the TV show featuring a group of French comedians, broadcast by a major TV station in the Hexagon, mocking Romanians whom it describes as dirty b...

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How many cars does it take to drive the economy forward?

One of the indicators that show us how a country’s economy is faring is undoubtedly consumption. Let’s take for instance the auto market

How the small became big

One of the hot topics of recent weeks has been Romania’s potential territorial re-division. But nobody knows the real reasons why the idea was made the subject of public debate...

Statistically speaking, we're fine

The March statistics on net salary income show an 80 RON hike in absolute value. This is up on the February figures, but down year on year. Are we to understand that we are fine or are we kiddin...

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Romanian business: There is still room for improvement

Romania is still an attractive market for investors within South-eastern Europe, with advantages in terms of labour cost and skilled professionals. But local entrepreneurs and Romanian-based com...

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Digital Banking: Challenges and opportunities

Digitalization is radically transforming the banking industry, enabling new products, services and business models. This transformation will take time to complete, forcing banks to act now and e...


Telecom industry: Keeping pace with next-gen tech

The telecom industry is transforming before our very eyes. And in many instances, there are no hard-set rules for the new digital platforms, tools and lifecycles in which they live.


Logistics industry: Growing demand

The industrial, logistics and office sectors in Bucharest were the drivers of the real estate development market in the first nine months of the year.

Digital transformation of energy management and automation

Interview with Marius Persinaru, Country President Schneider Electric Romania & Republic of Moldavia


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...

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...

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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.

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 ...

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...

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...






Daily Info
Romania has the lowest cost for arable land in Europe, says Eurostat
Arable land was the cheapest in Romania out of all member states, with a hectare costing an average 1,958 Euro in 2016, according to Eurostat, the statistics office of the EU.

CFR Calatori appoints Leon Barbulescu as general manager
Leon Barbulescu has been appointed general director of CFR Calatori, replacing Iosif Szentes, according to the sources from the railway field.

Deliveries of retail space to reach 200,000 sqm in 2018 outside Bucharest
Deliveries of retail spaces will reach the level of 200,000 square meters, new projects and extensions being scheduled in ten medium and large cities in the country, while in Bucharest no scheduled delivery is ...

AFI Europe Romania increased its net operating income by ten per cent to over 51 million Euro during 2017
AFI Europe Romania published its financial results. The Net Operating Income (NOI) from its income producing assets in Romania reached to over 51 million Euro in 2017, representing 10.1 per cent higher results ...

BRD to pay highest dividends in bank's history
BRD Groupe Societe General, the third-biggest lender in Romania, proposes a gross dividend per share of 1.64 RON from last year's net profit, the highest in the bank's history.