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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] 

 

01 March 2021

Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation has kicked off the project of an experiential laboratory for inclusive civic engagement....

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

01 March 2021

Moldovan wine producer Purcari Wineries, whose shares are trading on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) under the ticker...

Romania Insider
30 August 2010

Company managers expect to fire more staff between August and October while increasing prices on all activity segments, according to a survey by the National Statistics Institute in Romania. Managers in the manufacturing industry expect a stable production level in the following three months. They also expect a drop of 16 percent in the number of employees in the manufacturing industry.

Romania Insider
30 August 2010

More than 125,000 tourists have spent their weekend in resorts on the Romanian Black Sea shore, but hotel operators expect their numbers to swell by a few more thousand. According to data from the "Litoral-Delta Dunarii" Association, on Friday night 126,525 tourists were officially registered with accommodation units in resorts on the Black Sea coast. The real figure should be higher, as these statistics do not consider people lodged in private homes or camps.

Romania Insider
30 August 2010

Budgetary revenues up 7.5% in July in the wake of VAT hike announcement – in Ziarul Financiar, Rising borrowing costs eat into Banca Românească's profit – in Ziarul Financiar, Amazon competes with Continental and Bitdefender for software developers in Iaşi – in Ziarul Financiar, Intesa lost EUR 3 million in the first quarter – in Ziarul Financiar, Volksbank's assets drop nu 1.9% in second quarter, to EUR 5.2 million – in Ziarul Financiar, Malev drops flight capacity by 7% in Romania – in Ziarul Financiar

Romania Insider
27 August 2010

The CET Govora thermal power plant will receive EUR 57 million for retooling through the Sectoral Operational Programme (SOP) for Environment. The money will go to electrostatic rehabilitation, desulphurisation equipments and compliance with environmental standards. All the paperwork for this project will be sent to Brussels by October 1, manager of CET Govora Mihai Balan said.

Romania Insider
27 August 2010

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has decided to send an investigation commission to Romania following the pressure on Romanian journalists after the implementation of the Fiscal Code changes which made some employers substitute individual labor contracts for royalties, according to the Romanian Federation of Journalists (RFJ) Media Sind.

Romania Insider
27 August 2010

Three quarters of Romanians think corruption has increased in Romania in the past five years, reveals a poll conducted by the Centre for Studying Opinions and Markets (CSOP) at the request of the Association for Implementing Democracy (AID). Only 6 percent of those interviewed think that corruption in Romania has decreased in the past few years, while 13 percent say that they do not feel any change of the corruption level in Romania.

Romania Insider
30 August 2010

Company managers expect to fire more staff between August and October while increasing prices on all activity segments, according to a survey by the National Statistics Institute in Romania. Managers in the manufacturing industry expect a stable production level in the following three months. They also expect a drop of 16 percent in the number of employees in the manufacturing industry.

Romania Insider
30 August 2010

More than 125,000 tourists have spent their weekend in resorts on the Romanian Black Sea shore, but hotel operators expect their numbers to swell by a few more thousand. According to data from the "Litoral-Delta Dunarii" Association, on Friday night 126,525 tourists were officially registered with accommodation units in resorts on the Black Sea coast. The real figure should be higher, as these statistics do not consider people lodged in private homes or camps.

Romania Insider
30 August 2010

Budgetary revenues up 7.5% in July in the wake of VAT hike announcement – in Ziarul Financiar, Rising borrowing costs eat into Banca Românească's profit – in Ziarul Financiar, Amazon competes with Continental and Bitdefender for software developers in Iaşi – in Ziarul Financiar, Intesa lost EUR 3 million in the first quarter – in Ziarul Financiar, Volksbank's assets drop nu 1.9% in second quarter, to EUR 5.2 million – in Ziarul Financiar, Malev drops flight capacity by 7% in Romania – in Ziarul Financiar

Romania Insider
27 August 2010

The CET Govora thermal power plant will receive EUR 57 million for retooling through the Sectoral Operational Programme (SOP) for Environment. The money will go to electrostatic rehabilitation, desulphurisation equipments and compliance with environmental standards. All the paperwork for this project will be sent to Brussels by October 1, manager of CET Govora Mihai Balan said.

Romania Insider
27 August 2010

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has decided to send an investigation commission to Romania following the pressure on Romanian journalists after the implementation of the Fiscal Code changes which made some employers substitute individual labor contracts for royalties, according to the Romanian Federation of Journalists (RFJ) Media Sind.

Romania Insider
27 August 2010

Three quarters of Romanians think corruption has increased in Romania in the past five years, reveals a poll conducted by the Centre for Studying Opinions and Markets (CSOP) at the request of the Association for Implementing Democracy (AID). Only 6 percent of those interviewed think that corruption in Romania has decreased in the past few years, while 13 percent say that they do not feel any change of the corruption level in Romania.

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