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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...

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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 office market ripening, in both leasing and acquisition

From the investment standpoint, lower rates of return and increased liquidity lure the investors, Andreea Paun, Managing Partner, Griffes said in an interview for The Diplomat-Bucharest.

Global efforts to develop low-carbon, energy-efficient solutions

Interview with Robert Tudorache, Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy

High potential for sustainable growth on Romanian FM market

Facility Management is still a developing market in Romania, with a lot of challenges to overcome. The Romanian Facility Management Association (ROFMA) analyses the relevant aspects that describ...

Rising potential for green developments

With GDP growth outperforming neighbouring CEE countries by a significant extent, 2017 was very good for the real estate market in Romania, especially for the office, investment and land segment...

ISS: External FM market volume will grow as more Western European FM companies open subsidiaries in Romania

In the last few years as well as in 2017, the Romanian FM market has been in the process of maturing, focusing more and more on quality, efficiency and added value, demanding a skilled and quali...

Fresh Delivery (P)

Up to speed with the courier sector in an interview with Gian Sharp, CEO at Urgent Cargus

Digital Finance - driving force for the banking industry

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...

ANCOM: We look at the postal services market in the light of e-commerce developments

Romania's courier business is pretty dynamic these days and tends to become more and more high-tech as players are trying to find innovative solutions to keep up with users' need for mobility. C...

EnergyPal: The market must invest in innovation and develop worker qualifications

Romania's facility management sector in 2017 has seen changes in terms of increased market dynamic due to new office developments and also logistic sector growth, according to Lucian Anghel, Fou...

New times-New offices

Interview with Antoniu Panait, Managing Director of Vastint Romania.

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...

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...

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David Jordan named new CEO of Policolor-Orgachim group
The board of the Policolor-Orgachim group has announced changes in its top management structure: David Jordan has been named the new CEO of the Group.

Vienna Insurance Group posts growing profit in Q1 2018
Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) reports further improvement in all key figures for the 1st quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in the previous year.

E-Distributie Muntenia to modernise several electricity networks in Bucharest
E-Distributie Muntenia will invest about 6.1 million Euro this year for the modernization of the medium and low voltage grids in Eminescu, Floreasca and Domenii areas in Bucharest, with the purpose to improve t...

Ford confirms second vehicle for Craiova assembly plant in Romania, 200 million Euro new investment and 1,500 new jobs
Ford confirmed today it is investing up to 200 million Euro and adding an additional 1,500 jobs to manufacture a second vehicle at its Craiova Assembly Plant, in Romania.

Romatsa buys insurance policy for 8.4 million Euro
Romatsa, the state company that manages the air traffic control activity in Romania, has purchased insurance policies worth 39 million RON (8.4 million Euro) for its employees from Allianz-Tiriac, local News.ro...