Though it is undergoing a radical course of treatment, Romania’s public healthcare system would find it hard to pass a medical. So ‘The Diplomat’ takes a look at the private option Would one rather bribe a state hospital doctor and nurse for proper care, or is it more cost effective to take on a subscription at one of the local private clinics now on offer?.
Italy and Romania have been keen to build on their Latin connections and now a more balanced relationship is in the works, finds Ana-Maria Smadeanu, as she talks to Italian Ambassador Daniele Mancini.
Energy and the environment could offer the most lucrative deals for Swedish firms, finds Michael Bird as he talks to Sweden’s Ambassador to Romania, Svante Kilander.
Though British retailers and banks are staying at home, outsourcing of manufacture and the opening of new markets, such as small loan provision and takeaway coffee, are more attractive for the UK investor.
“We have seen an increase in number of small or medium sized firms (SMEs) who cannot afford to continue manufacturing in the UK because of the costs of labour and are moving production into Romania,” says Ray Breden, chairman of the British-Romanian Chamber of Commerce.