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Sporty makeup for BMW

How do you make a 3 series stand out from the crowd? BMW has the answer and a price tag for an expensive makeup that will add sporty glitter to your rig. By Adrian Ion

The Kuga-r on the road

Long gone are the days where off-road cars were just boxes on wheels, with little motivation from the manufacturers to invest in the aesthetic aspect of the go-anywhere vehicles. But also long g...

The new Fiesta set to make a buzz

The new Ford Fiesta is making a big entrance, betting on its award-winning 1.0 liter petrol engine performances and a sleek, stylish look. Ford invited The Diplomat – Bucharest on a two-day te...

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... ...

Romania's trendy new people carrier

It′s the end of the year, and having recently celebrated Romania′s National Day in December, I thought I should introduce a car proudly manufactured here. Romania′s new sweethe...

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BMW 6 Series shows Gran ambition

So, the last of Germany's three car kings joins the club of adding two more doors in the coupe segment. Typical fashion victims, cars are being reinvented in classes and breeds never seen before...

Moving up on the car ladder

The 3 series from BMW is one of the best loved car models by tuning enthusiasts, with a whole culture developed around it

The purist is back

With the launch of the new 911, Porsche shows how an almost perfect sports car can be improved

Evolution, not revolution

Mercedes has launched the third generation M Klass, one of the best-selling SUVs on the market. The Diplomat - Bucharest tested it

New Q joins the queue

The Audi Q3 is a car that offers more than you might expect. By Adrian Ion

Is the Series 1 still the One?

The compact car class is the most hotly disputed in terms of sales volumes, so naturally manufacturers are embroiled in a fierce battle to grab as much as possible from the market share pie. Cas...

Mercedes SLK gets A-OK

The third generation of one of the hottest and most successful convertibles, the Mercedes SLK, is hitting the streets – in a big way! Trying to get away from the model’s image as a convertible f...

Riding the wind of change

The new Ford Focus brings sophisticated technology to the compact car segment. The Diplomat – Bucharest finds if the new model lives up to its heritage as a driver’s car. By Adrian Ion

The insignia of the bourgeoisie

Opel is starting afresh with a new design for the Insignia, its mid-range model that is the latest salvo in the carmaker’s ongoing battle with Ford and Volkswagen. So will it cruise the reviews ...

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Energy Performance Contracting for public buildings

The Romanian Association for Promoting Energy Efficiency (ARPEE), established in 2012, has as overall scope the mobilization of its members’ resources and competences to actively participate i...

Dragnea: There is no risk of PSD getting destabilized

Leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea told a private broadcaster on Sunday that there is no risk of his party getting destabilised as he and the incumbent party leadership ha...

SRI and DNA have no protocol, says SRI Spokesman

Spokesman of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) Ovidiu Marincea stated that the SRI does not have any protocol with the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), but he added that there ar...

Iohannis at Government meeting: I discussed with the PM; I am pleased with how you do your job

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday he had, before the Government meeting, a "very applied" discussion with Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, and the head of state told the Government membe...

President Iohannis wants to address Parliament on 7 February

President Klaus Iohannis sent a letter to the Heads of the two Chambers of the Legislature, in which he reveals that he wants to address Parliament on 7 February, in respect to the amendments ma...

Minister of Justice: Bill amending Criminal codes put up for public debate

Minister of Justice Florin Iordache announced that the bill amending the Criminal codes will be put up for debate on Monday for a 30-day period, and that it will also include the articles that h...

Kovesi on draft amendment of Criminal Code: Guised decriminalization of abuse of office

Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi said on Wednesday that the draft emergency ordinance amending the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure...

MEP Negrescu to Farage: Romania does not take lessons in fairness from man investigated for corruption

Member of the European Parliament Victor Negrescu conveyed in an open letter addressed to Nigel Farage, that the former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) should not talk about corruptio...

PM Grindeanu: We support our views on 2017 budget

The Government will support its views in respect to the 2017 budget draft in the Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) meeting on Tuesday, Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu said, according to...

Iohannis: 2017 budget is a problematic and risky one

President Klaus Iohannis said that the budget draft for 2017 is a problematic and risky one, pointing that there is the real risk for the deficit of three percent to be exceeded, according to Ag...

PM Grindeanu says he does not share President's concern regarding 2017 budget

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu stated on Tuesday that he doesn't share the concern that President Klaus Iohannis expressed regarding the budget for 2017, according to Agerpres.

Iohannis: I request Government to abandon demarches on pardon and amendment of Criminal Codes

President Klaus Iohannis requests the Government to "abandon" the demarches regarding pardon and the amendment of the Criminal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, underlining that "the people's voice...

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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.