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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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President Iohannis urges Romanians to be more united, stay involved in modernizing Romania

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis urged Romanians in France to be more united and stay involved as much as they are now in helping modernise Romania.

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OTP Bank Romania signs investment funds distribution deal with Eurobank Fund Management Luxembourg

OTP Bank Romania signed a partnership with Eurobank Fund Management Company (Luxembourg) for the distribution of investment funds in Romania. Thus, from December 1st, OTP Bank Romania becomes th...

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ArcelorMittal receives binding offer for European assets from Liberty

British-owned Liberty announced a conditional agreement to buy four European steel plants, employing more than 12,500 people.

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Catrina, MCSI: Romania is ready to roll up its sleeves and work during the presidency of the EU Council

Romania is ready to roll up its sleeves and work during the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), said Maria Manuela Catrina, State Secretary at the Ministry of Communications an...

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The Romanian labour market needs a well-thought approach, says FIC

The Foreign Investors Council (FIC) has signaled in the past 2-3 years that its members are anticipating increasing strains on the Romanian labour market because starting with 2015-2016 their me...

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Revolut gets European banking license

Fintech startup Revolut is now officially a bank. While the startup initially expected to get its European banking license during the first half of 2018, the company has finally come out of the ...

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Fondul Proprietatea expresses disappointment over Engie listing rejection

Fondul Proprietatea is disappointed with the decision taken by the majority shareholder of Engie SA, Romania Gas Holding B.V., to oppose the listing of the company, according to a press release....

EBRD cuts economic growth forecast for Romania

Romania's economy will grow by 4.2 per cent this year and by 3.6 per cent in 2019, according to the most recent forecast released by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)....

Dacia receives 115.8 million RON in state aid from the Finance Ministry

The Romanian Finance Ministry has signed five more grant agreements under the state aid scheme, and among the beneficiaries are Automobile Dacia, with RON 115.8 million.

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Europe must become a producer of new technologies, not just a consumer of technologies, says EC

Europe must become a producer of new technologies, not just a consumer of technologies, said Gerard de Graaf, Director for the Digital Single Market in Directorate-General "Communications Networ...

Two billion youth risk of being left behind in the Fourth Industrial Revolution workforce, says Deloitte

Almost two billion youth worldwide risk of being left behind in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) workforce, which is changing at an increasingly rapid pace as a result of the emer...

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FDI in Romania rises 10 per cent after ten months in 2018

Non-residents' direct investment in Romania (net FDI) totaled 4.56 billion Euro in January-October 2018, around 10 per cent more compared to the same period of 2017, Romania's National Bank (BNR...

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Changing the game - Reinvention

Reinvention is all about letting go of everything but your very best and finding even better ways of using it. The true essence of sustainability is reinvention.

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Smart city is not a fad, it's a necessity
In June 2018, the ranking of the most "smart" cities in the world was published. In other words, the most advanced cities in terms of human capital, social cohesion, the economy, the environment, governance, ur...

Ondrej Safar, CEZ Group: "Romania can become a hub for international smart solutions providers"
"We are already in the digital age, so the upward trend of implementing smart solutions is inevitable in all areas," he tells The Diplomat-Bucharest. "Especially in terms of utilities, a compatible approach is ...

Telekom Romania, a strong supporter of Smart City development in Romania
Just like many other countries in the world Romania is now facing an unprecedented growth of the urban population, which can be both beneficial and detrimental for the society and for the administrations's budg...

In the industrial era, the fight was for finite material resources. Not anymore
Now organizations fight and develop themselves for and around their talent. In a nutshell, getting ahead in today's business world is all about attracting and inspiring an energetic workforce. I guess the nat...

Richard Sareczky, Mol Limo: "We look at expansion locations across CEE including Romania"
Consumer mobility behaviour is changing, leading to up to one out of ten cars sold in 2030 potentially being a shared vehicle and the subsequent rise of a market for fit-for-purpose mobility solutions, says Ric...