EXCLUSIVE Romania is still a country with a lot of untapped economic potential, NRCC official says

Gerke Witteveen

Gerke WITTEVEEN, President of Netherlands Romanian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) points out in an interview for The Romania Journal that foreign investors generally take a more long-term view when it comes to doing business in Romania than before.   You ...

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Exclusive: We hope to influence the cultural tourism in Bucharest, says Ioana Ciocan, CEO Art Safari

Art Galleries Pavilion

Art Safari Bucharest, the largest annual exhibition focusing on the development of contemporary art, has successfully ended its 4th edition about a month ago. We talked with CEO Ioana Ciocan about the 2017 edition, when the Romania Journal supported the ...

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Silkdom, the Romanian silk business born from childhood fairy tales


Madalina Nistor, owner of SILKDOM, a business focused on silk products, told us about her passion for the precious fabric, dating back in her childhood, about her source of royal-related inspiration and her future plans.   How did the SILKDOM ...

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Accommodation hints in the Romanian seaside resorts this summer


As summer is here already, hotel-keepers in the Romanian seaside resorts are bringing to light their latest offers and promotions to lure tourists for a memorable estival experience. If Mamaia resort located on the northern coast of the Black Sea ...

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Exclusive: The story behind Flori de Ie, ‘a crazy, risky and involuntary’ idea, as founder Cristina Chiriac revealed

cristina chiriac flori de ie

Ia, the traditional Romanian blouse, has definitely got its fame worldwide. However, each business focused on producing and promoting the notorious Romanian blouse has its own story. Cristina Chiriac, founder and owner of Flori de Ie brand, told us how ...

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Exclusive: Art is a game and if you allow yourself to play you end up creating art, says Israeli illustrator Hanoch Piven


We ‘challenged’ Israeli illustrator Hanoch Piven to an open discussion about the world of illustrations and about their significance for children, parents, schools and media. Hanoch Piven’s exquisite illustrations, released on both sides of the Atlantic in most major American ...

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Exclusive: Nordic art on display at upcoming Art Safari fair

The front of Galleri CC

Interview with representatives of Galleri CC, an artist-run gallery from Sweden, which is to attend the art fair in Bucharest, an event supported by The Romania Journal as media partner.   Is your first participation in Art Safari exhibition? What ...

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Exclusive – Wim Waelput, Art Safari curator: I’ve always had fascination for the Eastern European art world

Credits: Tom Callemin

Wim Waelput, born in 1979 in Ghent, is the founding director and curator of KIOSK, a venue for contemporary art in Ghent, affiliated with the School of Arts. At KIOSK he curated shows with, among others, Annika Eriksson, Ulla von ...

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Exclusive: ‘The West doesn’t offer red carpets for artists, but it makes them feel their hard work is rewarded’

Andreea Dobrin. Photo credit: Roxana Tanase

Interview with graphic designer and artist Andreea Dobrin Dinu, illustrator of Art Safari 2017.   Born and educated in Romania, Andreea is based in Hamburg, Germany where she owns Summerkid studio, “producing bright works inspired by everyday life, spontaneous sketches ...

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