Exploring underrated Romania

2018-03-18 01:02:00
On a fine, sunny fall morning, we are bouncing around in the back seat of a van as we drive along a rocky road leading into the dense, leafy forests of Romania’s Cozia National Park. After 20 minutes, we round one last bend. Before us lies a hidden valley.

Spotify finally available in Israel, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam

2018-03-17 12:04:00
Spotify is, without a doubt, the biggest streaming service in the world. The company, in a press release this week, announced the launch of its services in Israel, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam. "We’re really excited to bring Spotify to Israel ...

Man returns home to Romania to find he's been declared dead

2018-03-16 13:42:00
BUCHAREST, Romania --Constantin Reliu learned in January that he was dead. After more than 20 years of working as a cook in Turkey, the 63-year-old returned home to Romania to discover that his wife had had him officially registered as dead. He has since ...

Romania consults on allotment of radio spectrum for terrestrial digital broadcasting services

2018-03-16 11:51:00
Romanian telecommunications authority Ancom launched a public consultation to assess the market players' interest in acquiring rights of use for the available spectrum in the VHF and UHF band for terrestrial digital broadcasting services. The views ...

Romania's fixed, mobile internet speeds up in H2 2017

2018-03-16 09:44:00
Romanian internet end-users experienced higher average download speeds, 115 Mbps for fixed internet and 20 Mbps for mobile internet in H2 2017, according to statistics from telecommunications authority Ancom's app Netograf.ro. Fixed internet download ...

This man is officially dead in Romania, despite his protests

2018-03-16 08:02:00
A Romanian man has lost a court case over whether or not he is alive, The Associated Press reports. Constantin Reliu otherwise looks and sounds and acts like a living 63-year-old man, but the court determined he took too long to appeal his death ...

International theater festival in central Romania puts first tickets on sale

2018-03-16 07:36:00
The first tickets for this year’s edition of the Sibiu International Theater Festival (FITS) will go on sale beginning March 27. The festival, which takes place in the central Romania city of Sibiu, runs from June 8 to June 17. The tickets can be ...

Romania: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission

2018-03-16 07:25:00
A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or ‘mission’), in most cases to a member country. Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV ...

Hungary National Day celebrations in Romania spark new tensions

2018-03-16 06:53:00
The celebrations on Hungary’s National Day in Romania provided another tense moment after two ethnic Hungarian mayors were fined after the event. The mayors of Sfântu Gheorghe and Târgu Secuiesc, two cities in central Romania, were fined for flying the ...