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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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Iohannis: I explained to EU leaders multi-speed Europe is not a good solution, could end in split-up

President Klaus Iohannis, speaking after the European Council's meeting, said that he explained to EU leaders that a multi-speed Europe is not a good solution and that in extremis it might end i...

BRUA pipeline to operate in 2020 when Exxon, Petrom will extract Black Sea gas

The works at the BRUA (Bulgaria - Romania - Hungary - Austria) pipeline will start at the end of 2017, and the gas pipeline will become operational in 2020, when ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom will c...

Ninety-seven per cent of household waste ends up in landfills, says ARBIO

As much as 97 per cent of Romania's household waste ends up in landfills, and Romania could be fined starting in 2020 about 500,000 Euro per day if it fails to bring the numbers to below 50 per ...

Net investment in national economy, down 3.3 per cent in 2016

Net investment carried out last year in Romania's national economy stood at 70.281 billion RON (15.6 billion Euro, declining 3.3 per cent from 2015, according to data released by the National In...

Commercial property investments in Romania exceeded 850 million Euro last year, says DTZ

In 2016, the total volume invested in commercial property in Romania exceeded 850 million Euro, a DTZ Echinox report shows. Bucharest attracted 660 million Euro, which represents 77 per cent of ...

Romania has significant potential in agriculture, but low productivity, says PwC Romania

Romania is one of the European countries with the highest potential in agriculture with the sixth biggest agricultural use area in the EU, but it has a low productivity due to several factors, a...

PM Grindeanu in Brussels: Policies on cohesion funds, common agricultural policies important to Romania

The policies regarding the cohesion funds and the common agricultural policies are important to Romania, Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu said in Brussels, in talks with several European leaders, ...

PM Grindeanu: We must back European project strengthening, not multi-speed Europe

Romania's consistent stance - whether expressed by the country's Presidency, government or Parliament - on the future of the EU in the Brexit context is to support the strengthening of the Europ...

Eurostat: Romania registers lowest pay gap between men and women in management positions

In each European Union member state, male managers in 2014 were paid more than women in management positions, but the lowest pay gap was registered in Romania, as data of the European Statistics...

EU funds worth 90 million Euro to develop Romanian spa sector

The spas of Romania must be promoted as destinations of major interest for the citizens of all European countries, and the 90 million Euro allocation from the European Union for 2014 - 2020 coul...

Mol Group reached almost one billion USD profit in 2016

Mol Group announced its financial results for 2016 and the company delivered a clean CCS EBITDA of 2.15 billion USD, which is only moderately down compared with the previous year, a press releas...

ACUE pleads for gradual deregulation of natural gas purchase prices for population and CETs

The Federation of Associations of Energy Utility Companies (ACUE) fully supports the liberalization of the gas market in Romania only with the necessary elements to ensure it functions transpare...

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Ratio between pensioners and employees could double by 2032 as compared to 2014, pension fund manager says
The ratio between pensioners and employees could double by 2032 as compared to 2014, which will cause problems in covering the necessary pension payments by the employees for those who enter the public pension ...

Damages to electricity networks caused by severe weather conditions do not increase the distribution tariffs, says ACUE
Lately, Romania confronted with extreme, unpredictable meteorological phenomena that have caused major damages, in large areas, to electricity distribution networks.

Orbis turnover increased to 62 million Euro in Q1
The Orbis Hotel Group turnover increased by 4.4 million Euro in Q1 2017 up to 62 million Euro, a press release shows. Group's EBITDA in the first quarter totalled 8.9 million Euro, representing year-on-year i...

Deloitte Romania appoints Alexandru Reff as new country managing partner
Alexandru Reff has been appointed country managing partner Deloitte Romania and Moldova, effective June 1, 2017. He will succeed Ahmed Hassan, who takes on a regional leadership position.

Cushman & Wakefield Echinox expands its retail department with new appointment
Cushman & Wakefield Echinox consolidates its retail team by recruiting Dana Radoveneanu, a specialist with six years of experience of the local retail market, a press release shows.