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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
26 August 2010

BNR admits: Banks passed the crisis by throwing the burden to consumers – in Ziarul Financiar, Kazakhs menace the state with Petromidia shutdown, while having the most powerful lawyers aside – in Ziarul Financiar, Raiffeisen, ING and BRD will list Fondul Proprietatea – in Ziarul Financiar, Flanco escapes bankruptcy after eight months of emotions – in Ziarul Financiar, Consumer loans from 2005 have the biggest arrears – in Ziarul Financiar, Chaos for submitting declarations for intellectual property rights and registered individuals – in Gandul

Romania Insider
25 August 2010

Local lender BCR has taken a EUR 75 million loan from the European Bank for Investments (EIB), which will be channeled towards financing for small and medium enterprises. Companies with up to 249 employees, including new companies, which work in industry, tourism, services, agriculture and construction can ask for financing from this line.

Romania Insider
25 August 2010

The National Integrity Agency (ANI) bill has passed the Senate voting and remained unchanged compared to the version which was cleared by the Chamber of Deputies last week. The law had to be re-examined following a Constitutional Court ruling. The bill needs to be signed by Romanian president Traian Basescu. It includes the mandatory declaration of assets and interests by trade union leaders.

Romania Insider
25 August 2010

The Bucharest University will open on Wednesday, August 25, the Center for Japanese Studies, the first such center in Romania, aiming to promote and support the research activity in Japanese studies. The project benefits from the support from the Japanese Government and from several Japanese NGOs. The center will provide the tools for research projects on Japan and training for researchers in Japanese studies.

Romania Insider
25 August 2010

Oil and gas group Rompetrol says it will pay off USD 100 million of the USD 570 million it owes to the Romanian state by the end of the year, according to company representatives who attended a press conference earlier today. The company has already paid USD 71 million from the entire amount. The loan payment, which is due at the end of September this year, stems from Petromidia's refinery debt from 2003, which was converted by the then Government into seven-year maturity bonds, which now need to be repaid, or else they will be converted into shares.

Romania Insider
25 August 2010

Angela Gheorghiu is a Romanian opera singer and one of the most famous contemporary sopranos. Often compared to Maria Callas, she is known for her powerful and flexible voice, stage presence and the way she brings to life very different opera characters.

Romania Insider
26 August 2010

BNR admits: Banks passed the crisis by throwing the burden to consumers – in Ziarul Financiar, Kazakhs menace the state with Petromidia shutdown, while having the most powerful lawyers aside – in Ziarul Financiar, Raiffeisen, ING and BRD will list Fondul Proprietatea – in Ziarul Financiar, Flanco escapes bankruptcy after eight months of emotions – in Ziarul Financiar, Consumer loans from 2005 have the biggest arrears – in Ziarul Financiar, Chaos for submitting declarations for intellectual property rights and registered individuals – in Gandul

Romania Insider
25 August 2010

Local lender BCR has taken a EUR 75 million loan from the European Bank for Investments (EIB), which will be channeled towards financing for small and medium enterprises. Companies with up to 249 employees, including new companies, which work in industry, tourism, services, agriculture and construction can ask for financing from this line.

Romania Insider
25 August 2010

The National Integrity Agency (ANI) bill has passed the Senate voting and remained unchanged compared to the version which was cleared by the Chamber of Deputies last week. The law had to be re-examined following a Constitutional Court ruling. The bill needs to be signed by Romanian president Traian Basescu. It includes the mandatory declaration of assets and interests by trade union leaders.

Romania Insider
25 August 2010

The Bucharest University will open on Wednesday, August 25, the Center for Japanese Studies, the first such center in Romania, aiming to promote and support the research activity in Japanese studies. The project benefits from the support from the Japanese Government and from several Japanese NGOs. The center will provide the tools for research projects on Japan and training for researchers in Japanese studies.

Romania Insider
25 August 2010

Oil and gas group Rompetrol says it will pay off USD 100 million of the USD 570 million it owes to the Romanian state by the end of the year, according to company representatives who attended a press conference earlier today. The company has already paid USD 71 million from the entire amount. The loan payment, which is due at the end of September this year, stems from Petromidia's refinery debt from 2003, which was converted by the then Government into seven-year maturity bonds, which now need to be repaid, or else they will be converted into shares.

Romania Insider
25 August 2010

Angela Gheorghiu is a Romanian opera singer and one of the most famous contemporary sopranos. Often compared to Maria Callas, she is known for her powerful and flexible voice, stage presence and the way she brings to life very different opera characters.

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