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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 

 

29 October 2020

Three works by Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie will go on sale at Artmark’s Contemporary Art Auction on November 11,...

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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 

 

29 October 2020

State-owned airline Tarom will cancel several international and domestic flights because of the “complicated current...

Romania Insider
11 October 2010

Over 1,000 Romanians have already cashed in private pensions worth a total of EUR 342,000, two years and a half from the start of the private pensions system, according to the Private Pensions Surveillance Commission system.

Romania Insider
11 October 2010

Romanian cinema has started to become well known abroad after numerous movies directed by Romanians and produced locally received awards at international film festivals. Romania-insider.com starts a series presenting must-see Romanian movies released after the fall of communism. This week we are looking at ten of the most recent Romanian movies you should not miss. (watch trailers below)

Romania Insider
11 October 2010

Mark Mobius, the head of emerging markets for Franklin Templeton, who is perceived worldwide as an investment guru, believes the greatest potential in Romania can come from privatizing companies in the energy sector. The transportation sector also appears to have important potential in the long term, as do postal services

Romania Insider
11 October 2010

Two Romanian movies, the feature length 'Tuesday after Christmas' and the short movie 'Lord' were awarded at the Francofon Film festival in Namur, Belgium last week. “Tuesday after Christmas', directed by Radu Muntean, got the ' Bayard d'Or du Meilleur film' award, while actor Mimi Branescu received the best actor award. 'Lord', a short movie directed by Adrian Sitaru, received the ' Bayard d'Or du Meilleur Court Métrage - Prix François-Bovesse' award.

Romania Insider
11 October 2010

As many as 33 million passengers traveled by train during the first six years of the year in Romania, according to the Transport and Infrastructure Minister. The passenger railway traffic is expected to drop this year, after last year 70 million passengers used Romanian Railways (CFR) trains across Romania.

Romania Insider
11 October 2010

*How did UTI increase its profit margin: layoffs, temporary salary cuts and lower rents – in Ziarul Financiar
*Real back to expansion plans: 2-3 stores a year – in Ziarul Financiar
*Tanasescu: A new two-year agreement with the IMF will be enough for Romania to strengthen its position – in Ziarul Financiar
*Bankers increase mortgage loan installment rate by 20% – in Ziarul Financiar
*Wine business, lower than in 2009 – in Gandul

Romania Insider
10 October 2010

An explosion occurred at the Petromidia refinery on Sunday afternoon, injuring three people who have suffered minor burns, according to the Territorial Labor Inspectorate . The explosion occurred after a pipe broke while the three workers were making pressure tests on a reactor. The refinery was shut down for revision, which is due to last until November 1st.

Romania Insider
11 October 2010

Over 1,000 Romanians have already cashed in private pensions worth a total of EUR 342,000, two years and a half from the start of the private pensions system, according to the Private Pensions Surveillance Commission system.

Romania Insider
11 October 2010

Romanian cinema has started to become well known abroad after numerous movies directed by Romanians and produced locally received awards at international film festivals. Romania-insider.com starts a series presenting must-see Romanian movies released after the fall of communism. This week we are looking at ten of the most recent Romanian movies you should not miss. (watch trailers below)

Romania Insider
11 October 2010

Mark Mobius, the head of emerging markets for Franklin Templeton, who is perceived worldwide as an investment guru, believes the greatest potential in Romania can come from privatizing companies in the energy sector. The transportation sector also appears to have important potential in the long term, as do postal services

Romania Insider
11 October 2010

Two Romanian movies, the feature length 'Tuesday after Christmas' and the short movie 'Lord' were awarded at the Francofon Film festival in Namur, Belgium last week. “Tuesday after Christmas', directed by Radu Muntean, got the ' Bayard d'Or du Meilleur film' award, while actor Mimi Branescu received the best actor award. 'Lord', a short movie directed by Adrian Sitaru, received the ' Bayard d'Or du Meilleur Court Métrage - Prix François-Bovesse' award.

Romania Insider
11 October 2010

As many as 33 million passengers traveled by train during the first six years of the year in Romania, according to the Transport and Infrastructure Minister. The passenger railway traffic is expected to drop this year, after last year 70 million passengers used Romanian Railways (CFR) trains across Romania.

Romania Insider
11 October 2010

*How did UTI increase its profit margin: layoffs, temporary salary cuts and lower rents – in Ziarul Financiar
*Real back to expansion plans: 2-3 stores a year – in Ziarul Financiar
*Tanasescu: A new two-year agreement with the IMF will be enough for Romania to strengthen its position – in Ziarul Financiar
*Bankers increase mortgage loan installment rate by 20% – in Ziarul Financiar
*Wine business, lower than in 2009 – in Gandul

Romania Insider
10 October 2010

An explosion occurred at the Petromidia refinery on Sunday afternoon, injuring three people who have suffered minor burns, according to the Territorial Labor Inspectorate . The explosion occurred after a pipe broke while the three workers were making pressure tests on a reactor. The refinery was shut down for revision, which is due to last until November 1st.

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