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Today Friday, December 15, 2017 in the Romanian Newspapers



Starbucks: Despite Increased Political And Fiscal Unpredictability, Region Still Offers Good Growth Potential
Starbucks, the local coffee shop market leader in Romania, will continue expansion at a rate of ten new cafés a year. Moreover, it will introduce two new formats in the country – Clover Reserve (reserve coffees) and Drive Thru. Dec 14, 2017
 





History: 20 facts about Romania’s last king
Although he lived most of his life in exile, the late King Michael of Romania will always have a special place in the hearts of the Romanian people. He was born in Romania but died far away from (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Royal Palace in Bucharest stays open overnight as thousands want to say goodbye to King Michael
The Royal Palace in Bucharest will remain open on Thursday night as thousands of people are waiting in line to say goodbye to King Michael, Romania’s last sovereign, the Royal House’s press office (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Royal Palace is not closing gates Thursday through Friday night
The gates of the Royal Palace downtown Bucharest are not closing in the night Thursday through Friday, so that all of those who wish to bring a last tribute to King Mihai could do that. The (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 



President Iohannis in Brussels: Brexit agreement satisfies us, issue of Romanian citizens living in UK is well resolved
President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday that the first phase of the Brexit agreement is satisfactory for Romania, showing that the issue of Romanian citizens living in the UK is well resolved. (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Main Romanian body dealing with organised crime, DIICOT, says planned changes to criminal codes would block the institution
DIICOT, the prosecutor's office dealing with organised creime in Romania, says in a press release issued on Thursday that it is "surprised" and (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Romanian President says planned changes of criminal codes in Parliament too big, too speedy
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said in Brussels on Thursday that a series of planned changes to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code, currently on agenda of the Romanian (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
National Anti-corruption Division: Decriminalizing the offense of false testimony, with effect on all the cases in progress / Who would be among the great beneficiaries
Romania's National Anti-corruption Division (DNA) says in a press release that one of the amendments to the Criminal Code actually decriminalizes the offense of false testimony and draws (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Another lethal amendment for Romanian criminal law says suspect must first be warned before the prosecutors can begin to collect evidence
HotNews.ro has identified another fatal amendment for the investigators, in a long series of amendments aimed at changing the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code. PSD and ALDE, the (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Disaster at Romania's motorway company: 0 km of motorways, 0 km of by-pass variants, 0 km of national road completed in 2017, says association
​The end of the year balance sheet of Romania's National Road Infrastructure Administration Company (CNAIR) shows a disaster on all levels, says Pro Infrastructure Association, which asks (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
General Prosecutor’s Office: Amendments to criminal codes to slow down, even clog investigations in certain situations
The General Prosecutor's Office says that the recent amendments brought to the criminal codes (Criminal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, ed. n.) at the special parliamentary Committee will slow (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
EIB Grants First Loan To A Corporate in Romanian Lei
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing the first loan to a corporate in Romania that can be disbursed in local currency. The equivalent of EUR50 million will be granted to Romania’s gas (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Iohannis: I recommend the Parliament to address with utmost responsibility the amendments to criminal codes
AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis recommends the Parliament to address with the utmost responsibility the legislative modifications in the justice (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Free programming school opens in Bucharest
The tuition-free coding school Academy+Plus officially opened in Bucharest this week. The school is operating in a partnership with private companies. It will train 140 IT specialists over the (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Weekend calendar: Made in RO fair, organ concert, new Star Wars movie in cinemas
Events: Christmas Fairs and Markets – in Bucharest, several other Romanian cities. Find a list here Made in RO design fair – December 16-17, at Impact Hub Bucharest. More details here Art Fasion (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Romania Rejects All Bids for One-year Treasury Bills
Romania's finance ministry on Thursday rejected all bids at a tender to sell 400 million lei (EUR86.3 million) worth of one-year treasury bills, central bank data (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Romania Rejects All Bids for March 2022 Bonds
Romania's finance ministry on Thursday rejected all bids at a tender to sell 400 million lei (EUR86.3 million) worth of bonds maturing in March 2022, central bank data (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Anti-corruption protest in central Romania city ongoing three days since start
A sit-in type of protest against corruption has been taking place in Sibiu, a city in central Romania, since Monday, December 11, at noon. The protest is taking place in front of the Sibiu (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
UniCredit grants EUR 7.5 mln for oncology hospital in Cluj
Local lender UniCredit has granted a total financing of EUR 7.5 million for building the Medisprof Cancer Center diagnosis and treatment center in Cluj-Napoca, North-Western Romania, and (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Swiss group ABB opens first robotics center in Romania
Swiss manufacturer of electrical and industrial equipment ABB, has opened the first robotics training center in Romania, established through a public-private partnership with the Polytechnic (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Dacian Ciolos and the Sphinx of Romanian democracy
What was long expected finally happened on Sunday. Dacian Ciolos announced his intention to form a political party and to officially enter politics. It is more than obvious that Dacian Ciolos (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Bucharest City Hall spends EUR 87 mln on shows and concerts
The public institutions organizing shows and concerts received more than RON 403.8 million (some EUR 87 million) from the Bucharest City Hall’s budget in the first 11 months of this year, (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Romanian capital market, in full swing (BVB)
The Romanian capital market is in full swing with seven bond issuances going on this year, Alin Barbu Interim General Manager of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) stated according to a press (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Romania Posts Current Account Deficit of EUR5.3B in Jan-Oct
Romania's current account balance posted a deficit of EUR5.3 billion in January-October, compared with a deficit of EUR2.83 billion in the same period the year before, central bank data showed (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Survey shows Romanian students, parents think homework is overwhelming
Over 70% of the students and parents answering a survey of the Education Ministry think teachers give too much homework, which is tiring and leads to unrest, concern and stress. The ministry, (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
B2Holding buys EUR 271 mln bad loans from Raiffeisen Bank Romania
Norwegian debt recovery firm B2Holding has acquired a portfolio of bad loans with a nominal value of EUR 271 million from local lender Raiffeisen Bank Romania. The portfolio includes about 2,500 (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Intesa Sanpaolo completes takeover of Veneto Banca in Romania
Italian group Intesa Sanpaolo has completed the takeover of competitor Veneto Banca’s operations in Romania, including its network of 19 branches. These have been transferred to the (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
More royals confirm attendance at King Michael’s funeral in Romania
Several additional members of royal families from Europe have confirmed the attendance to King Michael’s funeral on December 16. Representatives of royal families of Britain, Sweden, Spain, (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
GfK: Romania FMCG Industry Up Nearly 6% By Value In January-September 2017
Romania’s fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry rose nearly 6% by value in the first nine months of 2017, in the context of an increase in shopping by value, but the store visit frequency is (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Romanian Police recover four ancient coins
Police officers from Hunedoara county, Transylvania region, recovered four ancient coins believed to be part of the national cultural patrimony, following an action carried out in several (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Wanted Romanian businessman detained in Buenos Aires
Local businessman Avraham Morgenstern, who was sentenced to eight years in prison for tax evasion but managed to flee the country before the court’s ruling, was detained in Buenos Aires. The (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Former head of Profi supermarket in Romania sentenced for slander
The former manager of a Profit supermarket in Arad, who said his bosses had asked him to sell expired meat washed with detergents and vinegar, lost the lawsuit against the retailer. The company (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
Satu Mare City Hall builds bridge over Somes with EUR 28 mln
The Satu Mare City Hall will invest RON 128.4 million (EUR 27.7 million) in building the city’s third bridge over the Somes river, reports local Ziarul Financiar. Satu Mare mayor Kereskényi Gábor (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 
King Carl XVI Gustaf and King Juan Carlos I, attending King Mihai I’s funeral
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain and the Prince of Wales are among the Royal Families who will attend (...)
Dec 14, 2017

 

 
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Dacian Ciolos and the Sphinx of Romanian democracy

Bucharest City Hall spends EUR 87 mln on shows and concerts

Romanian capital market, in full swing (BVB)

Romania Posts Current Account Deficit of EUR5.3B in Jan-Oct

Survey shows Romanian students, parents think homework is overwhelming

B2Holding buys EUR 271 mln bad loans from Raiffeisen Bank Romania

Intesa Sanpaolo completes takeover of Veneto Banca in Romania

More royals confirm attendance at King Michael’s funeral in Romania

GfK: Romania FMCG Industry Up Nearly 6% By Value In January-September 2017

Romanian Police recover four ancient coins

Wanted Romanian businessman detained in Buenos Aires

Former head of Profi supermarket in Romania sentenced for slander

Satu Mare City Hall builds bridge over Somes with EUR 28 mln

King Carl XVI Gustaf and King Juan Carlos I, attending King Mihai I’s funeral

Romanian anti-graft body DNA blasts governing coalition proposals to change criminal procedure code / DNA head Kovesi: If applied, the changes would close down anti-corruption directorate

French retailer Auchan opens first supermarkets in Romania

Number of Romanian tourists visiting Canada to increase by 30%

Govt. sets Trade House for promoting Romania abroad

Electrogrup Mulls Listing On Bucharest Stock Exchange

S&D Group president: Romania and Bulgaria are ready to join Schengen

National days of mourning for King Michael I begin in Romania

Romanian lender BCR to maintain employees’ net wage

President Iohannis attends the European Council meeting in Brussels; defence, security, migration, Brexit on the agenda

Romania’s First House program gets lower funds for next year

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, national days of mourning for King Mihai I. King Carl XVI Gustaf and King Juan Carlos I, attending funeral

Thousands sign petition asking suicide-prevention barriers at Bucharest subway

President Iohannis to attend European Council; defence, security, migration, Brexit on the agenda

Lender Citi Romania appoints new GM

Fondul Proprietatea calls for Romanian Post’s insolvency

ACAROM: New Car Registrations In Romania Up 14.6% In January-November 2017

City Grill Group To Add Food Home Delivery Service In 2018

National Tango Day celebrated at the official Residence of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic

Around 99,000 new automobiles, registered in Romania, in 11 months, almost 5 times more

Transgaz to set up joint venture in Moldova to participate in Vestmoldtransgaz’s privatisation

Association of medicine producers: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance acting deliberately for disappearance of cheap medicines

Intesa Sanpaolo finalizes the migration to take over the operations of Veneto Banca in Romania

Carrefour Romania awarded the winner of the 32nd edition of the Drawing Contest, out of more than 325,000 enrolled pupils

ING Bank becomes broker on Romanian stock market

Romanian Chamber of Deputies approves final changes to justice laws

Abuse of office to be discussed in the Romanian Parliament today

 

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