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VAT of 9 pc on foodstuffs goes into force as of June 1. Prices should drop by 12 pc


June starts with products discounts given the value added tax (VAT) cutting. Thus, as of Monday, VAT is reduced from 24 percent to 9 percent for foodstuffs, non-alcoholic beverages, domestic live animals, birds, seeds, plants and ingredients for food processing ...

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Prince Charles meets President Iohannis, offers British support in implementing national parks know-how

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President Klaus Iohannis informed he met Prince Charles in Sunday at Cotroceni Palace, pointing out he is a man who cherishes Romania and who promotes Transylvanian locations wherever he goes abroad. “Today I met Prince Charles at Cotroceni Palace. He ...

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Kovacs Peter, elected executive president of UDMR

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Kovacs Peter was elected on Saturday executive president of the Democratic Magyars’ Union in Romania (UDMR), by the UDMR Representatives’ Council meeting in Targu Mures, following the decision adopted by the party congress in April that the General Secretariat that ...

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Emil Hurezeanu gets consent from Germany for the office of ambassador

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The writer Emil Hurezeanu received on May 20 the approval of the German authorities for the office of ambassador to Berlin, diplomatic sources cited by hotnews.ro inform. The agreement came one day after Emil Hurezeanu received the go-ahead joint foreign ...

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100 pct Aman, Bassarab, Cre?ulescu and Mattis Teutsch


The auction session on May 26 to 28 has brought the first auction in 2015 with a 100 percent awarding rate, the auction “Two Masters of Romanian Values: Ludovic Bassarab and Honoriu Cre?ulescu”. Moreover, the awarding’s total doubled the estimated ...

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Economic growth estimate, positively revised to 3.3 pc in 2015; inflation – significantly down to 0.7 pc, CNP shows


Romania’s Commission for Economic Forecasting (CNP) has revised upwards Romania’s economic growth forecast in 2015 and 2016, to 3.3 percent and 3.4 percent respectively, according to the medium-term outlook 2015-2018 – spring version posted Friday on website. Earlier in the ...

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Russia releases travel ban blacklist for EU politicians and military leaders. Five Romanians on the list of 89


Russia has published a blacklist of 89 European Union politicians and military leaders banned from the country. The move is said to be in response to EU sanctions placed on Moscow over Crimea and Ukraine, Deutsche Welle reports. Dutch Prime ...

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Roland Garros: Andreea Mitu defeats Francesca Schiavone to qualify to the last sixteen stage. Irina Begu, defeated by Petra Kvitova

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Tennis player Cristina Andreea Mitu (100th WTA) has defeated on Saturday 7-5, 6-4 Francesca Schiavone (Italy – 92nd WTA) and qualified for the last sixteen round at Roland Garros. In the next stage, Mitu will play against the Alison Van ...

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Romanian-born cinematographer Amza Moglan, at the premiere of “Miles to Go” movie in Los Angeles

The ascent of Romanian cinematographer Amza Moglan continues at the home of the entertainment industry worldwide. Although he said in his first interview for the Romanian media that he ‘never takes Hollywood too seriously, being a funny place’, after his ...

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