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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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Over 19,000 business plans submitted for Start-Up Nation program

Start-Up Nation Government program attracted over 19,000 business plans and a new edition will take place next year, said Ilan Laufer, Minister for the Business Environment.

President Iohannis to hold political consultation to designate future PM

Parliamentary parties are invited today to the Cotroceni Presidential Palace for consultations with President Klaus Iohannis over the designation of the future prime minister, Agerpres reads.

PM Sorin Grindeanu: 5.7 per cent economic growth - confirmation that the measures taken by the Government are the right

The 5.7 percent economic growth registered in the first quarter of 2017, as compared to the first quarter of 2016, an evolution which exceeds the expectations of analysts and international bodie...

Sorin Grindeanu hails the support for CVM lifting before 2019

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu met at Victoria Palace with the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The meeting was also attended by the Public Finance Minister Viorel Stefan, Fore...

EU bank supports expansion of Regina Maria private healthcare network in Romania

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending 15 million Euro to support the expansion of a private healthcare network in Romania, a press release shows. This agreement is backed by the guarante...

New law on ports administration would be very damaging for Romanian state budget, Fondul Proprietatea says

Fondul Proprietatea is concerned by the renewed steps to approve the draft law amending the Government Ordinance on ports administration, which was re-examined and approved through an emergency ...

Vienna Insurance Group posts profit of 110 million Euro in Q1

Vienna Insurance Group reported a profit before taxes of around 110 million Euro in the first quarter of 2017, according to a press release.

Deloitte: The M&A market has doubled in the first half of the year

The M&A market in Romania has reached 889 million Euro in the second quarter of the year according to public sources and disclosed transactions, more than double compared to the first quarter, a...

EIB lends one billion euro to Romania for transport infrastructure projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending one billion Euro to co-finance with European Structural and Investment Funds priority transport infrastructure projects totalling 6.8 billion Euro t...

Romania's sovereign fund to be launched in 2018

Romania's first sovereign fund for development and investments (FSDI) will be available starting January 1, 2018 and it will finance the developments of infrastructure alongside greenfield and b...

Business Lease posts four million Euro turnover in the first semester of 2017

Business Lease, international company providing complete mobility solutions through Operational Leasing, Car Fleet Management and Rental in Romania, closes its first semester of 2017 with a turn...

New trading symbol for Patria Bank shares on Bucharest Stock Exchange

Patria Bank shares, a credit institution that operates on the Romanian banking sector, are traded under a new symbol on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) market, following the successful merger...

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New Dacia Duster shown for the first time in Romania at Renault Day
The new Duster model has been shown for the first time in Romania on Sunday, on the occasion of the Renault Day, an event organized on Dacia's industrial platform in Mioveni town, attended by 15 000 people....

Corneliu Bodea was reappointed as president of Romanian Energy Center
Corneliu Bodea was reappointed as president of Romanian Energy Center (CRE) with 244 votes, being the only candidate. His new mandate will last until September 2020.

Zacaria develops the first private industrial park in Craiova
The construction works on the new business park in Craiova are ongoing and the first 10,000 sqm of industrial space will be delivered by the end of the year, the Romanian real estate developer Zacaria has annou...

FIC: High growth without infrastructure is not possible in the long run
The Foreign Investors Council (FIC) believes infrastructure is key for Romania's future development and it is also one of the three pillars Romania must focus on if it is to become one of the top ten EU economi...

Superbet bonds start trading on Bucharest Stock Exchange
Corporate bonds of Superbet Betting & Gaming S.A., one of the most important gambling operators in Romania, have started trading on the Alternative Trading System managed by Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) from ...