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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Interview
21 September 2020

For many years, youth voter turnout has been low in Romania - a reality mainly visible at the local and general...

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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] 

 

Interview
21 September 2020

The Cambridge School of Bucharest opened this September the first phase of a new campus in northern Bucharest, a EUR

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20 February 2011

In a meeting of people of different nationalities, parties will notice the different practices first. But in a problematic meeting like the one in the following example, the different perceptions of self and pre-conceptions of others become important, and will lead the parties to interpret the same practice differently. Let us know what you think about the situation below, which involves French and Romanian professionals sitting together at the merger table.

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Irina Chirileasa
Marketing & Sales Executive

Irina is originally from Suceava and moved to Bucharest for her university studies. She graduated from the Romanian – American University in Bucharest with a Batchelor's degree in Marketing. A free spirit and open-minded person, Irina loves nature and outdoor sports, she is a fashion design enthusiast, electronic music lover, and always in search of persons and things that inspire her. Irina joined the team in 2012. She is currently working as a Marketing & Sales Executive for Romania Insider, mainly in charge of advertising campaigns management, media partnerships, client communication, digital marketing for Romania Insider projects and events. Get in touch with her by emailing [email protected]

09 February 2011

 

(Order modifying and completing the Order 53/25/2011 and Order approving the format and the content of various...

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Irina Chirileasa
Marketing & Sales Executive

Irina is originally from Suceava and moved to Bucharest for her university studies. She graduated from the Romanian – American University in Bucharest with a Batchelor's degree in Marketing. A free spirit and open-minded person, Irina loves nature and outdoor sports, she is a fashion design enthusiast, electronic music lover, and always in search of persons and things that inspire her. Irina joined the team in 2012. She is currently working as a Marketing & Sales Executive for Romania Insider, mainly in charge of advertising campaigns management, media partnerships, client communication, digital marketing for Romania Insider projects and events. Get in touch with her by emailing [email protected]

07 February 2011

(Order of President of National Agency of Fiscal Administration no. 73 / 2011, published in the Official Gazette no. 89 ...

02 February 2011

The leadership style is yet another area where cultural intelligence is required and where local cultures play an important role. The sort of leadership valued in the Netherlands is, for example, a weakness in Romania, where authoritative leadership is seen as a strength. On the same note, the qualities of a good leader in the US would not necessarily work in Central and Eastern Europe. We'd love to hear your stories and experiences when it comes to intercultural leadership in the CEE region.

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Irina Chirileasa
Marketing & Sales Executive

Irina is originally from Suceava and moved to Bucharest for her university studies. She graduated from the Romanian – American University in Bucharest with a Batchelor's degree in Marketing. A free spirit and open-minded person, Irina loves nature and outdoor sports, she is a fashion design enthusiast, electronic music lover, and always in search of persons and things that inspire her. Irina joined the team in 2012. She is currently working as a Marketing & Sales Executive for Romania Insider, mainly in charge of advertising campaigns management, media partnerships, client communication, digital marketing for Romania Insider projects and events. Get in touch with her by emailing [email protected]

30 January 2011

 

(Emergency Ordinance no. 117 / 2010, published in the Official Gazette no. 891 / 30 December 2010)

The Emergency...

26 January 2011

Romania has often been labeled as one of history’s greatest survivors. A past of invasions and occupations, Romania has recently undergone dynamic social and economic changes and joined the EU in 2007. While the country attempts to leave behind its communist past, present day attitudes and traditions still reflect this part of its turbulent history. Modest attitudes and behaviors coupled with Orthodox Christian beliefs reflect their simple-minded and down-to-earth mentality that has been shaped by years of hardship.

19 January 2011

In the previous article we discussed the challenges that the leader of the team of engineers– a Colombian woman- had to go through. The mixture of cultures made this unique experience a bit spicy – five British and four Indian specialists were not mixing well, in fact the results of the projects showed that there was no team established at all. Now let's see how would things look like if the leader of the team were a Romanian woman. Feel free to add you insights on the situation by e-mailing [email protected]

13 January 2011

Different nationalities working together, different cultures mixing in the working place could lead to a tough combination, especially for the leader of the team. We have received the following story from one of our readers. It involves British, Indian and Colombian colleagues. What do you think would have happened if any of these people in the story were replaced with Romanians?

20 February 2011

In a meeting of people of different nationalities, parties will notice the different practices first. But in a problematic meeting like the one in the following example, the different perceptions of self and pre-conceptions of others become important, and will lead the parties to interpret the same practice differently. Let us know what you think about the situation below, which involves French and Romanian professionals sitting together at the merger table.

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Irina Chirileasa
Marketing & Sales Executive

Irina is originally from Suceava and moved to Bucharest for her university studies. She graduated from the Romanian – American University in Bucharest with a Batchelor's degree in Marketing. A free spirit and open-minded person, Irina loves nature and outdoor sports, she is a fashion design enthusiast, electronic music lover, and always in search of persons and things that inspire her. Irina joined the team in 2012. She is currently working as a Marketing & Sales Executive for Romania Insider, mainly in charge of advertising campaigns management, media partnerships, client communication, digital marketing for Romania Insider projects and events. Get in touch with her by emailing [email protected]

09 February 2011

 

(Order modifying and completing the Order 53/25/2011 and Order approving the format and the content of various...

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Irina Chirileasa
Marketing & Sales Executive

Irina is originally from Suceava and moved to Bucharest for her university studies. She graduated from the Romanian – American University in Bucharest with a Batchelor's degree in Marketing. A free spirit and open-minded person, Irina loves nature and outdoor sports, she is a fashion design enthusiast, electronic music lover, and always in search of persons and things that inspire her. Irina joined the team in 2012. She is currently working as a Marketing & Sales Executive for Romania Insider, mainly in charge of advertising campaigns management, media partnerships, client communication, digital marketing for Romania Insider projects and events. Get in touch with her by emailing [email protected]

07 February 2011

(Order of President of National Agency of Fiscal Administration no. 73 / 2011, published in the Official Gazette no. 89 ...

02 February 2011

The leadership style is yet another area where cultural intelligence is required and where local cultures play an important role. The sort of leadership valued in the Netherlands is, for example, a weakness in Romania, where authoritative leadership is seen as a strength. On the same note, the qualities of a good leader in the US would not necessarily work in Central and Eastern Europe. We'd love to hear your stories and experiences when it comes to intercultural leadership in the CEE region.

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Irina Chirileasa
Marketing & Sales Executive

Irina is originally from Suceava and moved to Bucharest for her university studies. She graduated from the Romanian – American University in Bucharest with a Batchelor's degree in Marketing. A free spirit and open-minded person, Irina loves nature and outdoor sports, she is a fashion design enthusiast, electronic music lover, and always in search of persons and things that inspire her. Irina joined the team in 2012. She is currently working as a Marketing & Sales Executive for Romania Insider, mainly in charge of advertising campaigns management, media partnerships, client communication, digital marketing for Romania Insider projects and events. Get in touch with her by emailing [email protected]

30 January 2011

 

(Emergency Ordinance no. 117 / 2010, published in the Official Gazette no. 891 / 30 December 2010)

The Emergency...

26 January 2011

Romania has often been labeled as one of history’s greatest survivors. A past of invasions and occupations, Romania has recently undergone dynamic social and economic changes and joined the EU in 2007. While the country attempts to leave behind its communist past, present day attitudes and traditions still reflect this part of its turbulent history. Modest attitudes and behaviors coupled with Orthodox Christian beliefs reflect their simple-minded and down-to-earth mentality that has been shaped by years of hardship.

19 January 2011

In the previous article we discussed the challenges that the leader of the team of engineers– a Colombian woman- had to go through. The mixture of cultures made this unique experience a bit spicy – five British and four Indian specialists were not mixing well, in fact the results of the projects showed that there was no team established at all. Now let's see how would things look like if the leader of the team were a Romanian woman. Feel free to add you insights on the situation by e-mailing [email protected]

13 January 2011

Different nationalities working together, different cultures mixing in the working place could lead to a tough combination, especially for the leader of the team. We have received the following story from one of our readers. It involves British, Indian and Colombian colleagues. What do you think would have happened if any of these people in the story were replaced with Romanians?

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