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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: [email protected] 

 

18 January 2021

Thirty-five percent of the respondents to an Avangarde survey said they plan to vaccinate against Covid-19, while 30%...

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

18 January 2021

After a successful acting career at the national level and studies abroad in the US and the UK, Romanian actor Costin...

Romania Insider
06 August 2010

Romanian businessman Gigi Becali would have to pay EUR 3.3 million worth of taxes for real estate deals carried on between 2004 and 2008, the Romanian fiscal authorities (ANAF) have established, according to Mediafax, quoting unnamed sources within ANAF. The EUR 3.3 million represent VAT and penalties.

Romania Insider
06 August 2010

Ecomaster, the ecological services company within Rompetrol Group, has finalized works on the first stage of an industrial ecological park in Prahova county, following an investment of USD 2.5 million. The project, called Ecopark, offers services for cleaning industrial waste, collecting, treating and depositing them.

Romania Insider
06 August 2010

Known as the “the father of modern sculpture”, Constantin Brancusi was a painter, architect and a master of “abstract art”. Through his original work he became one of the most well-known sculptors of the 20th century and Romania’s most famous international artist.

Romania Insider
05 August 2010

Telecom operator Romtelecom, subsidiary of Greek OTE, posted an operational loss of EUR 38.2 million in the first half of this year, while during the same period of last year it had posted a EUR 12.3 million profit. The company's revenues went down by 11 percent in the second quarter of the year, to EUR 178.7 million, while its EBITDA was 59 percent lower, to EUR 24.4 million.

Romania Insider
05 August 2010

Linda Griffin is the new general manager of the Athénée Palace Hilton Bucharest, the hotel has announced. She will start at the helm of the hotel on September 1st, following the departure of Friedrich W. Niemann. Niemann has been running the five-star hotel for the last five years.

Romania Insider
05 August 2010

Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein (the European Economic Area – EEA) have signed an agreement to supply EUR 1.8 billion of non-reimbursable financing to 15 states in Central and Eastern Europe which are part of the EU, Romania included. The program will cover the 2009-2014 period and the financing will come from two programs – the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Cooperation Program.

Romania Insider
05 August 2010

Local dairy maker Albalact saw its net profit decline by 14 percent, to around EUR 580,000, mainly due to the increase in the foreign exchange rate in June, which triggered double financial expenses. “The dairy market goes through a very tough period, due to the dramatic decline of the purchasing power, which puts pressure on prices. We will continue to expand our portfolio, the distribution and the client network and we will have new launches and new promotions,” said Raul Ciurtin, president and general manager of Albalact.

Romania Insider
06 August 2010

Romanian businessman Gigi Becali would have to pay EUR 3.3 million worth of taxes for real estate deals carried on between 2004 and 2008, the Romanian fiscal authorities (ANAF) have established, according to Mediafax, quoting unnamed sources within ANAF. The EUR 3.3 million represent VAT and penalties.

Romania Insider
06 August 2010

Ecomaster, the ecological services company within Rompetrol Group, has finalized works on the first stage of an industrial ecological park in Prahova county, following an investment of USD 2.5 million. The project, called Ecopark, offers services for cleaning industrial waste, collecting, treating and depositing them.

Romania Insider
06 August 2010

Known as the “the father of modern sculpture”, Constantin Brancusi was a painter, architect and a master of “abstract art”. Through his original work he became one of the most well-known sculptors of the 20th century and Romania’s most famous international artist.

Romania Insider
05 August 2010

Telecom operator Romtelecom, subsidiary of Greek OTE, posted an operational loss of EUR 38.2 million in the first half of this year, while during the same period of last year it had posted a EUR 12.3 million profit. The company's revenues went down by 11 percent in the second quarter of the year, to EUR 178.7 million, while its EBITDA was 59 percent lower, to EUR 24.4 million.

Romania Insider
05 August 2010

Linda Griffin is the new general manager of the Athénée Palace Hilton Bucharest, the hotel has announced. She will start at the helm of the hotel on September 1st, following the departure of Friedrich W. Niemann. Niemann has been running the five-star hotel for the last five years.

Romania Insider
05 August 2010

Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein (the European Economic Area – EEA) have signed an agreement to supply EUR 1.8 billion of non-reimbursable financing to 15 states in Central and Eastern Europe which are part of the EU, Romania included. The program will cover the 2009-2014 period and the financing will come from two programs – the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Cooperation Program.

Romania Insider
05 August 2010

Local dairy maker Albalact saw its net profit decline by 14 percent, to around EUR 580,000, mainly due to the increase in the foreign exchange rate in June, which triggered double financial expenses. “The dairy market goes through a very tough period, due to the dramatic decline of the purchasing power, which puts pressure on prices. We will continue to expand our portfolio, the distribution and the client network and we will have new launches and new promotions,” said Raul Ciurtin, president and general manager of Albalact.

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