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Vol 14, no. 2, July 2018
The Diplomat Bucharest

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POLITICS NEWS
July 2018

 

REPORTS

  • Bucharest moves left as maverick wins top post

    New mayor Sorin Oprescu’s plan for Bucharest includes bus lanes, animal cops, free cinema tickets and social housing: how feasible is a leftist policy mix in the city?

  • Fairness in peril under new tax laws

    Romania’s new tax regime on company turnover and cars is under attack by the local business community, writes Alexandra PehlivanRomania’s introduction of a turnover tax has been attacked by the local business community as unfair and ineffective

 
 

DECISION MAKER

IT and outsourcing have generated more than 10,000 well-paid jobs in Iasi

IT and outsourcing have generated more than 10,000 well-paid jobs in IasiIasi has become one of the most sought Tier-2 cities in Romania for IT and outsourcing, while European projects worth 133 million Euro have helped the city increase its competitiveness. Alexandra Cioboata talks to Mihai Chirica, the newly-appointed mayor of Iasi, to take the pulse of the city

EDITOR'S CHOICE

President Iohannis: Interconnection projects revealed at Three Seas Initiative summit are a top level political signal

President Iohannis: Interconnection projects revealed at Three Seas Initiative summit are a top level political signalThe list of priority interconnection projects presented within the Summit of the Three Seas Initiative is "a top level political signal", on Tuesday stated Klaus Iohannis, in a news conference at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

Romanian bank to change name after takeover

Romanian bank to change name after takeoverU.S. investment fund J.C. Flowers is preparing to change the name of local lender Piraeus Bank, which they acquired at the end of last year from Greek group Piraeus.

New Government reshuffle in Romania to take place in October

New Government reshuffle in Romania to take place in OctoberA new reshuffle of the Government is supposed to take place in early October, according to the Socialist-Democrat Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea. He said that, together with the Prime Minister Viorica Dancila will make an evaluation of all ministers until then and the PSD leadership will decide which ministers will be replaced.