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

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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Romania gets 450 million Euro loan from EIB for rural development programme

Romania gets 450 million Euro loan from EIB for rural development programmeThe European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending 450 million Euro to Romania to finance its national contribution to the implementation of the Romanian Rural Development Programme (RDP) together with grants from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development in the period 2014-2020.

Engie acquires Romanian IoT company Flashnet, specialized in Smart Public Lighting

Engie acquires Romanian IoT company Flashnet, specialized in Smart Public LightingENGIE announces the acquisition of 60 per cent of Flashnet, a Romanian Internet of Things (IoT) company.

President Iohannis to hold CSAT meeting on September 4 for budget revision

President Iohannis to hold CSAT meeting on September 4 for budget revisionRomanian president Klaus Iohannis has summoned on September 4 the members of the Supreme Council of National Defence (CSAT) to approve the budget revisions for institutions handling national security.

FEATURES

US calls for coherent, long-term strategy

US calls for coherent, long-term strategyAs USA celebrates 4th of July, its eyes are wide open on the latest developments in Romania's ongoing struggle for the rule of law. Still, the country is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, and remains an attractive market for foreign investors in several industries, with potential yet to be developed.

Romanian energy industry: Challenges to Overcome

Romanian energy industry: Challenges to OvercomeWith a national strategy draft still to be approved, Romania faces many challenges, as the energy market is striving to find a way to attract major investments that are critically needed to enhance the development of the sector.

French investments at a glance: Interest still high

French investments at a glance: Interest still highFrance, Romania's fourth largest foreign direct investor, has been around since the early 1990s, with flagship names the likes of Societe Generale or Groupe Renault taking the lion's share when it comes to capitalising on the country's attractiveness. Still, there still is room to grow, despite political decisions which could worry any solid business suitor.