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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: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

20 September 2021

John Malkovich is set to play Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache in the film The Yellow Tie, Variety reported.

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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 andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

20 September 2021

Around mid-October, Romania might have 20,000 new Covid cases in peak days and an average of 17,000 daily cases - three...

Romania Insider
17 August 2010

Romania ranks 39th in the top of 100 countries in the world published by US magazine Newsweek. The ranking takes into account education, health, quality of life, economic dynamism, and political environments in 100 countries in the world. Romania came one place behind Bulgaria and also behind most of the Eastern European countries.

Romania Insider
17 August 2010

Romanian state-owned bank EximBank has received the authorization for its insurance company CARE in Romania, which will offer insurance for commercial loans on short term, as well as insurance for guarantees. The company expects a gross subscribed premiums volume of RON 2 million (around EUR 471,000) in the first year of activity.

Romania Insider
17 August 2010

Automotive distributor and service network Radacini Group, founded by Ali Madadi, has taken the master franchise to operate the pizza delivery Domino's Pizza in Romania, the company has officially announced. The company has opened the first store in the country and plans to expand with more units in Bucharest and beyond in the following years.

Romania Insider
17 August 2010

Romania's GDP could turn negative in real terms in the third quarter of the year due to the public spending cuts and the VAT increase, writes a report issued by BCR. However, the last quarter of the year could bring an improvement, but uncertainties are still high. BCR has kept its economic prognosis to a 3 percent DGP drop for this year.

Romania Insider
17 August 2010

Passenger traffic went up by 10 percent on the Otopeni airport in the first six months of the year, while the smaller Baneasa airport saw a traffic increase of only three percent. The two airports together welcomed 3.1 million passengers in the first half of the year. Traffic estimation for the entire year point to 6.7 million passengers.

Romania Insider
17 August 2010

The Romanian health system has come under scrutiny after several recent events which highlighted its poor state. The state of the local health system is even subject of debate abroad and has made international headlines. The BBC has recently wrote about the Romanian healthcare, saying it is 'on verge of collapse'

Romania Insider
17 August 2010

Romania ranks 39th in the top of 100 countries in the world published by US magazine Newsweek. The ranking takes into account education, health, quality of life, economic dynamism, and political environments in 100 countries in the world. Romania came one place behind Bulgaria and also behind most of the Eastern European countries.

Romania Insider
17 August 2010

Romanian state-owned bank EximBank has received the authorization for its insurance company CARE in Romania, which will offer insurance for commercial loans on short term, as well as insurance for guarantees. The company expects a gross subscribed premiums volume of RON 2 million (around EUR 471,000) in the first year of activity.

Romania Insider
17 August 2010

Automotive distributor and service network Radacini Group, founded by Ali Madadi, has taken the master franchise to operate the pizza delivery Domino's Pizza in Romania, the company has officially announced. The company has opened the first store in the country and plans to expand with more units in Bucharest and beyond in the following years.

Romania Insider
17 August 2010

Romania's GDP could turn negative in real terms in the third quarter of the year due to the public spending cuts and the VAT increase, writes a report issued by BCR. However, the last quarter of the year could bring an improvement, but uncertainties are still high. BCR has kept its economic prognosis to a 3 percent DGP drop for this year.

Romania Insider
17 August 2010

Passenger traffic went up by 10 percent on the Otopeni airport in the first six months of the year, while the smaller Baneasa airport saw a traffic increase of only three percent. The two airports together welcomed 3.1 million passengers in the first half of the year. Traffic estimation for the entire year point to 6.7 million passengers.

Romania Insider
17 August 2010

The Romanian health system has come under scrutiny after several recent events which highlighted its poor state. The state of the local health system is even subject of debate abroad and has made international headlines. The BBC has recently wrote about the Romanian healthcare, saying it is 'on verge of collapse'

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