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Vol 14, no. 3, September 2018
The Diplomat Bucharest

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DECISION MAKERS
June 2016

Prospects of Further Development

Western Romania is a success story, considering the current and real development perspectives. The city on Bega maintains the traditional role of triggering the national development countrywide, shown by statistics ranking Timisoara as second after Bucharest in terms of business growth Text courtesy of Nicolae Robu, mayor of Timisoara

Prospects of Further Development
 

REPORTS

  • Biased energy contracts fuel market concerns

    A lack of standardized contracts and products for bilateral contracts through the official energy market operator platform, the elimination of fees when exporting energy, VAT-free trading for non-resident players and the depoliticization of the energy market are just a few of the issues local energy market traders have put on the debate table.

  • Battle of the pragmatists

    Candidates for the election abandon ideology to focus on who is the most competent manager for the country. Report by Michael Bird

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

Iasi 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


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Global electric car sales to exceed one million units for the first time in 2018

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Bucharest Stock Exchange and other capital market representatives establish the Romanian Investor Relations Association

Bucharest Stock Exchange and other capital market representatives establish the Romanian Investor Relations AssociationCompanies listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB), those with potential to become listed companies jointly with funds managers and Investor Relations (IR) professionals founded the Romanian Investor Relations Association (ARIR).

Telekom Romania implemented a Smart City solution in Alba-Iulia: smart lighting system for a secondary school

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