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Simona Fodor
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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] 

 

New Bucharest mayor: City Hall unlikely to fund Christmas, Easter fairs

The City Hall is unlikely to allot funding for Christmas or Easter fairs given its difficult financial situation, newly elected Bucharest mayor Nicuşor Dan said.

He explained that the funding needs to be directed to emergencies, such as the city’s centralized thermal heating system or pollution.

“If you have two kids in school and you are short of money, you don’t go on holiday to Dubai. This is what we need to do. We are in a difficult economic situation, and we need to direct the money to where the emergencies are,” Dan said, quoted by Agerpres.

He said that private fairs might take place but “allotting funding from the City Hall for such events, highly unlikely. […] We need to allot funding to essential issues.” 

Last year, the Christmas Market in the capital required acquisitions of RON 5.7 million (around EUR 1.17 million), Mediafax reported.

On the topic of the city’s centralized heating system, Dan said he would focus this winter on damage control and having the need equipment and teams ready to intervene. He said he expected hundreds of breakdowns to happen. “We cannot avoid them. But we need to intervene quickly and tell those impacted how long the repair works will take.”

He also stressed the importance of making the current centralized system more efficient, instead of setting up individual block or apartment heating systems, as they require the resizing of the gas network and also pollute. Major repair works to the city’s centralized heating system are planned for the spring of next year, using EU funding, he said on September 29.

(Photo: Bucharest Christmas Market Oficial Facebook Page)

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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] 

 

New Bucharest mayor: City Hall unlikely to fund Christmas, Easter fairs

The City Hall is unlikely to allot funding for Christmas or Easter fairs given its difficult financial situation, newly elected Bucharest mayor Nicuşor Dan said.

He explained that the funding needs to be directed to emergencies, such as the city’s centralized thermal heating system or pollution.

“If you have two kids in school and you are short of money, you don’t go on holiday to Dubai. This is what we need to do. We are in a difficult economic situation, and we need to direct the money to where the emergencies are,” Dan said, quoted by Agerpres.

He said that private fairs might take place but “allotting funding from the City Hall for such events, highly unlikely. […] We need to allot funding to essential issues.” 

Last year, the Christmas Market in the capital required acquisitions of RON 5.7 million (around EUR 1.17 million), Mediafax reported.

On the topic of the city’s centralized heating system, Dan said he would focus this winter on damage control and having the need equipment and teams ready to intervene. He said he expected hundreds of breakdowns to happen. “We cannot avoid them. But we need to intervene quickly and tell those impacted how long the repair works will take.”

He also stressed the importance of making the current centralized system more efficient, instead of setting up individual block or apartment heating systems, as they require the resizing of the gas network and also pollute. Major repair works to the city’s centralized heating system are planned for the spring of next year, using EU funding, he said on September 29.

(Photo: Bucharest Christmas Market Oficial Facebook Page)

[email protected]

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