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Friday, 14 July 2017 06:00

The details of the forthcoming exposition of the Romanian pavilion of the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 became known. This was announced by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

"The presentation of the Romanian pavilion at the international specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 was held at the site of the Research Center for Laser Technologies in Romania in Bucharest. The event was organized with the participation of the Horia Hulubei National Scientific Research Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering and the bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kazakhstan and Romania", - the press service reported.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 09:08

Romanian soap-brand Cheia, established more than 130 years ago, is looking to add Australia as an export market, local Economica.net reports.

The brand, which was taken over by investor Alin Lazlo in 2012, already retails in Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Italy, UK, and Ireland as a natural product.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 09:02

Three years after opening in Bucharest, the local Arthur Murray dance studio is getting ready for a consolidation year and ponders adding a second location.

The school takes its name after founder Arthur Murray, a US ballroom dance instructor and entrepreneur who opened his own dance studio in New York. During the 1930s, the studio offered such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple, widely popular at the time. The first franchised Arthur Murray studio was set up in 1938 and in April 2014 Bucharest joined the network of more than 280 studios worldwide.

Friday, 14 July 2017 06:00

The Magurele-based ELI-NP high-power laser facility is the national 'flagship' at Astana EXPO 2017, as it is the most important investment in Romanian research, iconic of the Romanian science and laser technology.

The central element of our country’s pavilion at the Expo Astana 2017 presents an ensemble of 3 scale models: the ELI-NP research infrastructure, the first Romanian laser (and fourth in the world, invented by I. Agarbiceanu in 1962), and the VVR-S Nuclear Reactor model (under decommisioning process), all accompanied by videos and power-point presentations.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 08:45

Around half of the companies in Romania will pay higher taxes if the Government introduces in 2018 the turnover tax instead of the current profit tax, according to an assessment by Iancu Guda, the president of the Financial-Banking Analysts Association in Romania (AAFBR).

At the same time, one in three active firms risk going insolvent if the Government goes through with the turnover tax.

The assessment looked at three possible scenarios and took into account the latest available data on the companies’ financial situation. A total of 651,499 companies reported their financial results in 2015, 27% of which had no activity. 

Saturday, 01 July 2017 14:04

In 2015, foreign companies invested almost $3.4 billion in Romania, which is also the average FDI that the country has attracted in the last four years, according to the World Investment Report 2016. In 2016, Romania is expected to be the EU’s fastest growing economy. Will that growth help the country increase FDI into the country?

Sunday, 14 May 2017 11:08

The Romanian General Transport Master Plan (GTMP) poses a number of threats to national passenger rail services and puts into question the EU White Paper’s mobility objectives. The looming closure of up to 40% of the Romanian railway infrastructure has been a growing concern for the whole European public transport community.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 17:51

Only 40% of Romania’s railway is connected to the power grid, impacting the optimal operation of the train transport system and preventing an increase in the number of passengers, according to an analysis of the National Railway Supervision Council (CNSDF) within the Competition Council, quoted by News.ro.

Sunday, 14 May 2017 10:19

Glasgow, Scotland — The reality hit and the tears, like the mistakes that doomed the Romanian women’s gymnastics team on the worst day in the program’s medal-strewn history, piled up quickly.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:30

Romia overturned the world rankings and reversed the result od the 2015 world championships as theirs women's Épée Team soudliy beat China's defending champions to win the country's first-ever Team Fencing Gold ad Carioca Arena on 11 August 2016.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 08:57

The Christians in Romania are celebrating Saints Peter and Paul (Sfintii Petru si Pavel) on Thursday, June 29. They are the protectors of prisons in Romania.

The two Saints are the protectors of inmates because these people have wronged God just like the two Saints did: Peter denied Christ while Paul persecuted Christians, according to Crestinortodox.ro

Sunday, 21 May 2017 20:56

Before Christianity and other religions took over the world, people celebrated the winter solstice as a time of spiritual reverence connected to fertility. Pagan beliefs across Europe (and beyond) had the Sun worship at its epicenter – considered the spring of life, bringer of fertility and light. Fertility was connected to good harvest, good health and marriage for young unmarried people – all of whom ensure the overall perpetuation of life.

Monday, 15 May 2017 15:36

Romania’s Bistrita-Nasaud county has set two world records on Sunday, May 14, namely one for the largest gathering of people wearing traditional Romanian costumes at the same time, and another one for the largest Romanian folk dance.

Friday, 14 July 2017 06:00

It is believed that in 2003, in a previously unexplored area of the Bucegi Mountains, a top secret Romanian Intelligence Service made a fascinating discovery that according to many authors and researchers, could change the history of mankind.

Supposedly, deep within the Earth, below the colossal Bucegi Mountains in Romania, traces of an extremely ancient civilization were found.

Saturday, 01 July 2017 14:03

From Bucharest, trains carve their way north through the spectacular Carpathian mountain range into the heart of Transylvania. The Carpathians offer Europe’s cheapest skiing in winter and wonderful hiking during the summer, along with caves, alpine meadows, dense forests sheltering bears, and lowland valleys with quaint villages.

Monday, 22 May 2017 10:12

Should probably be the first stop on the food and drink list of any visitor to Bucharest. Wonderful interiors – painted ceilings, ornate woodwork – make the place an attraction in itself, but do not leave without trying some food. The breakfast is worth getting up early for, the sarmale with mamaliga terrific, and the baked apple a simple, tasty treat.

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