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Thermal energy prices up 10 pc in Bucharest, mayor vows no ups for consumers. ANRE blames natural gas price increases

The National Authority for Energy Regulation (ANRE) approved by the end of last year the increase of production prices for thermal energy in Bucharest by 10.2 percent. According to Bucharest mayor Sorin Oprescu consumers will not pay more this winter, ...

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Kremlin-backed Sputnik News to open offices in Bucharest and Chi?in?u

Russian Media Group Sputnik News, controlled by the Kremlin and including a radio network and news websites in several languages, plans to open offices in Bucharest and Chi?in?u. Russia announced on November 10, 2014, the launch of a new international ...

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Romanian MFA asks for talks with Libya’s Embassy on oil tanker attack

The Consular Department’s General Director, Bogdan St?nescu stated on Tuesday that the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MFA) has invited Libya’s Embassy in Bucharest to discussions regarding the circumstances of the Sunday attack on a tanker in Libyan harbor of Derna ...

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Englishmen, Germans and Russians top an alcohol consumer ranking in Romania

Englishmen, Germans and Russians are the biggest alcohol consumers in the Romanian restaurants, pubs and clubs. They pay an average EUR 100-200 for one person per night, according to Maitre d’Hotel Romania rejoining the touristic restaurant chiefs. “Englishmen got drunk ...

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Revolutionaries’ certificates spark new controversies

A revolutionaries' banner saying "We apologize for not dying in 1989"

Several hundred revolutionaries lodged a protest in Victoriei Square on Monday against the Government emergency ordinance binding them to get new certificates that certify their revolutionary’s status. The emergency ordinance was approved at the end of 2014. The protest lasted ...

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Internal checking at DIICOT over economic and financial files

An internal checking took place at the Directorate for Organized Crime and Terrorism Investigation (DIICOT) on Monday, the checking targeting files in which economic and financial crimes are investigated. Sources within DIICOT told Mediafax that this operative checking takes place ...

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Over 161,000 Romanians spent EUR 36,4 M on New Year’s Eve vacations

Over 161,000 Romanians spent EUR 36,4 million on their New Year’s Eve vacations, the number of tourists opting for Romanian resorts increasing by 38 per cent to 152,000 persons. A 12 per cent decreasing number of 9,000 tourists traveled abroad ...

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Strategic privatizations file deferred for January 21

The High Court of Cassation and Justice deferred the final ruling in the strategic privatizations file for January 21. The prosecutor asked at the last hearing on December 17 maximum sentences for the defendants, while the lawyers of the defendants ...

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Almost 60 pct of Romanians are unhappy

Romania ranks among the last countries in a “happiness” chart, according to a survey conducted in 65 countries across the world, reports independent.co.uk as quoted by Mediafax. The study conducted by WIN / Gallup International, for the end of 2014, shows that 70 ...

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