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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
01 July 2010

The printed media in Romania has seen fallen readership during the 12 months ending in April this year, shows a recent National Readership Study (SNA).
Among the few publications which managed to increase their readership reach during this period were tabloid, Click, with an increase of 4.2 percent, daily Financiarul, with 1.9 percent, Marie Claire glossy magazine, with 4.5 percent, Gazeta Sporturilor, the Sunday edition, with 4.1 percent.

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

Yahoo! Will offer call center support services for its products in nine languages, among which Romanian in a new call center set up in Cairo, according to the company. The call center will be run by IBM. Support in Romania will be added in later phase, after securing services in Arab, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Romanian, Turkish, Polish and Russian will be added later on.

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

„Hello, everybody!” or – better said - „ Bună tuturor!” This is our second Romanian language class. After having studied some basic vocabulary items related to SALUTURI, NUME, ȚĂRI, NAȚIONALITĂȚI (= Greetings, Names, Countries, Nationalities), today we are going to learn about ORAȘE, PROFESII (Towns, Jobs,)

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

They meet in the Posthuman Dada Guide, in the Dada spirit of self-contradiction. It is and it has always been foolish and self-destructive to lead a Dada life. . . . The Guide is an impractical handbook for practical living in our posthuman world, all by way of examining the imagined 1916 chess game between Tristan Tzara, the soul of Dada, and Lenin, who apparently gets to represent the Posthuman.

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

Local heath care operator MedLife has acquired a Brasov based clinic for a price exceeding EUR 3 million, the company has announced. MedLife has bought an 80 percent package in Policlinca de Diagnostic Rapid in Brasov, one of the biggest private health care operator in the city. The Brasov clinic brings to the network a clinic and two laboratories with a staff of 200. the local clinic posted a turnover of EUR 3 million in 2009.

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

Romanians have started to buy provisions at lower prices just before the VAT increase, which has left many supermarkets and hypermarkets without stocks for certain production, like oil, sugar and other basic food items. Store like discounter Profi have seen their sale go up by 20 to 30 percent in the last couple of days, compared to the average sales before the VAT hike announcement.

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

Romanian news Nokia achieves 1 billion-euro business in only three years – in Ziarul Financiar, Food and car sales grow before the VAT increase – in Ziarul Financiar, Finance Minister announces deeper recession than expected in 2010 – in Ziarul Financiar

Drug imports 17 times higher than exports – in Ziarul Financiar

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

The International Monetary Fund board will meet on Friday, July 2nd, to discuss the fourth revision of the stand-by agreement with Romania, which could unlock the fifth loan installment to Romania, around EUR 900 million. If the board approves this installment, the money should go into the Romanian Central bank reserves within two working days.

Romania Insider
29 June 2010

Flooding has caused a death toll of 16 so far, with other nine people gone missing, after as many as 28 counties in the country were affected by heavy rain. The flooding is expected to cause damages higher than 0.6 percent of the Romanian GDP, according to Interior Minister Vasile Blaga, who said the country will use the EU solidarity fund for help.

Romania Insider
01 July 2010

The printed media in Romania has seen fallen readership during the 12 months ending in April this year, shows a recent National Readership Study (SNA).
Among the few publications which managed to increase their readership reach during this period were tabloid, Click, with an increase of 4.2 percent, daily Financiarul, with 1.9 percent, Marie Claire glossy magazine, with 4.5 percent, Gazeta Sporturilor, the Sunday edition, with 4.1 percent.

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

Yahoo! Will offer call center support services for its products in nine languages, among which Romanian in a new call center set up in Cairo, according to the company. The call center will be run by IBM. Support in Romania will be added in later phase, after securing services in Arab, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Romanian, Turkish, Polish and Russian will be added later on.

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

„Hello, everybody!” or – better said - „ Bună tuturor!” This is our second Romanian language class. After having studied some basic vocabulary items related to SALUTURI, NUME, ȚĂRI, NAȚIONALITĂȚI (= Greetings, Names, Countries, Nationalities), today we are going to learn about ORAȘE, PROFESII (Towns, Jobs,)

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

They meet in the Posthuman Dada Guide, in the Dada spirit of self-contradiction. It is and it has always been foolish and self-destructive to lead a Dada life. . . . The Guide is an impractical handbook for practical living in our posthuman world, all by way of examining the imagined 1916 chess game between Tristan Tzara, the soul of Dada, and Lenin, who apparently gets to represent the Posthuman.

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

Local heath care operator MedLife has acquired a Brasov based clinic for a price exceeding EUR 3 million, the company has announced. MedLife has bought an 80 percent package in Policlinca de Diagnostic Rapid in Brasov, one of the biggest private health care operator in the city. The Brasov clinic brings to the network a clinic and two laboratories with a staff of 200. the local clinic posted a turnover of EUR 3 million in 2009.

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

Romanians have started to buy provisions at lower prices just before the VAT increase, which has left many supermarkets and hypermarkets without stocks for certain production, like oil, sugar and other basic food items. Store like discounter Profi have seen their sale go up by 20 to 30 percent in the last couple of days, compared to the average sales before the VAT hike announcement.

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

Romanian news Nokia achieves 1 billion-euro business in only three years – in Ziarul Financiar, Food and car sales grow before the VAT increase – in Ziarul Financiar, Finance Minister announces deeper recession than expected in 2010 – in Ziarul Financiar

Drug imports 17 times higher than exports – in Ziarul Financiar

Romania Insider
30 June 2010

The International Monetary Fund board will meet on Friday, July 2nd, to discuss the fourth revision of the stand-by agreement with Romania, which could unlock the fifth loan installment to Romania, around EUR 900 million. If the board approves this installment, the money should go into the Romanian Central bank reserves within two working days.

Romania Insider
29 June 2010

Flooding has caused a death toll of 16 so far, with other nine people gone missing, after as many as 28 counties in the country were affected by heavy rain. The flooding is expected to cause damages higher than 0.6 percent of the Romanian GDP, according to Interior Minister Vasile Blaga, who said the country will use the EU solidarity fund for help.

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