May
2008

EVENTS
 
Vol. 4 No.4  
 

1. Tucking into a menu of turbot with pike caviar bisque, parfait of duck liver with sweet wine jelly pears marinated in tuica and mini cozonac, President Basescu holds a gala dinner for outgoing presidents Putin and Bush with Angela Merkel, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Canada’s prime minister Stephan Harper at Le Diplomate ballroom, Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel.


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2. Bucharest’s NATO conference managed to force the Romanian capital into the international headlines, with new entry status favouring states to the west of Romania, such as Albania, but leaving out states to the east, such as Georgia and Ukraine. Honorary guest, outgoing President Putin, seemed pleased with the decision.


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3. Crowne Plaza Hotel celebrated ten years on the market since opening on 23 April 1998, with general manager of the hotel Pierre Boissel (left) joining Ambassador of Qatar Salem Abdullah Sultan Al-Jaber (centre) at the festivities.


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4. Opening its new headquarters in Romania on Calea Serban Voda, British small loans company Provident Financial welcomed UK Minister of Commerce, Lord Jones of Birmingham (left) to open the new office, with Provident Financial Romania boss Stephen Rice.


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5. With Spanish fanfare, human resources company Creare opened its doors with a launch at the House of Scientists in central Bucharest, under the auspices of Pau Hortal, president of the Creare Resurse Umane, with guests including the Spanish Embassy’s commercial counsellor Rosa Sanchez (above).


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6. One of the most popular summer hang-outs for visitors and the high class reopens, with La Strada terrace at the Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel ready for business. Manager of the hotel, Fredrich Niemann, welcomed members of the business and creative comunities for an evening of informal celebration.


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7. Romanian law firm bpv Grigorescu opened its new offices on Strada Dionisie Lupu after an extensive and detailed restoration process, reviving the building’s interwar glamour.


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