European Commission President Jose Manuel Barosso (in picture) will arrive in Romanian capital Bucharest, on November 8, to attend the third summit on the Danube Strategy. Barosso will attend, along with officials in fourteen Danube countries, the last summit on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region before the final adoption of the strategy by the European Commission, on December 8.
Two expats have joined the Penny Market management board. Frank Wagner is the company's new general manager for Romania, replacing Marcel Thiele, who had been running the company for the last four years. Frank Wagner was promoted from the Chief Operational Officer position.
The Romanian chapter of the Association of French Abroad (UFE – L’Union des Francais de l’Etranger) organizes a 70s-80s party on Saturday, October 30, from 20,00 hours, at the Embassy club in Lahovari square.
Jazz singer Sorin Enea will perform on Thursday, October 21st, at the Fourteen bar (14 Benjamin Franklin St.) in Bucharest. The Sorina Enea & friends concert will start at 21,00 hours. Call 0730 472 233 or email [email protected] for advance bookings and table reservations.
A photo exhibition titled 'In Search of the Lost Bucharest' will take place on Wednesday, October 20, from 17,30 hours, at the Fabrica Club (50, 11 Iunie Street). The exhibition is organized by the Resource Center for Public Participation (CeRe) and its partners, “Save Bucharest” Association and “Bucharest – pro urbe” Association.
The Fitto Cafe is on Calea Floreasca at the corner of Ion Muntenescu St. A very modern design with lime green covers on stainless steel chairs, dark wooden table and funky lamp shades gives it a very clean fresh feel.
Three Kenyan runners won the Bucharest City Marathon which took place in Bucharest on Sunday, October 17. Duncan Koech came first in the race, followed by James Cheruiyot and by John Maluni Katio on the third position. The women race was won by a runner from Belarus, Svietlana Konhan.
Employees of Romania’s state-owned subway company Metrorex threaten to go on strike in December if their bonuses for special working conditions are eliminated from the company’s budget. Union leader Ion Radoi told a news conference Monday employees might trigger a work conflict mid-November and go as far as staging a full-blown strike if the Government lowers the company's budget or eliminates workers' bonuses for special conditions when it drafts the 2011 state budget.
Oil and gas company Petrom has signed with Canadian company PetroSantander, which will undertake investments and perform services on behalf of Petrom in nine fields in the Arad area. This is the second such contract signed by Petrom, after recently partnering HuntOil in drilling in Eastern Romania. The partnership with PetroSantander will increase production by 50 percent in the fields in the next five years.
A delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's Board of Directors (EBRD) is visiting Romania between October 17 and October 19, as part of a regular series of consultations. "The visit is part of a regular series of consultations that enable EBRD Directors to obtain up-to-date information on developments in the bank's countries of operation and an update on Romania's investment priorities," the EBRD said.
British comedians Mark Nicholas and Simon Elmore will perform their MusiComedy act in four shows in Bucharest this week. The first show will start on Thursday, October 21, at 22,00 hours at the Silver Church Club (61 Calea Plevnei), followed by a gig at Cafe Deco on October 22 from 23,30 hours
Bucharest currently hosts the screening of several Cannes films in an event which takes place between October 15 and 21. The event takes place at Studio Cinema near Romana square. Severn Romania movies selected for the Cannes festival before 1989 and three after the fall of communism will be screened during the event, which is organized by Voodoo Films, in partnership with the French Embassy in Bucharest and the French Institute in Bucharest.