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Taxi companies in Timisoara sue Uber for unfair competition

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in NEWS | 0 comments

Taxi companies in Timisoara sue Uber for unfair competition

An association in Timisoara and several taxi companies sued the local subsidiary of US ridesharing company Uber for unfair competition, Profit.ro reported. Some of the plaintiffs in this case are Association Banat Taxi, Escort Regal SRL, Favorit Pro Drive SRL and Lucky Taxi SRL. Meanwhile, Uber Systems Romania, Raiser Operations BV and Uber BV, the last two based in the Netherlands, are the defendants, according to Romania-Insider.com. Uber Romania officials told Profit.ro that tens of thousands of locals and tourists use the Uber...

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Cable operator UPC Romania’s Q3 revenue grows 4% y/y

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Cable operator UPC Romania’s Q3 revenue grows 4% y/y

Cable operator UPC Romania, a unit of U.S.-based Liberty Global, said its third-quarter revenue rose 4% year-on-year to 164.2 million lei ($40 million/35 million euro), according to SeeNews.com. The company’s subscribers totaled 2.08 million at end-September, up 6.5% on the year, UPC Romania said in a press release. “The good results reflect the efforts of our team, dedicated to providing our customers with superior digital services. In this quarter, we have achieved two major milestones: 400,000 Connect Box modems and 200,000...

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Metro’s IT Unit Opens Third Office In Romania

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Metro’s IT Unit Opens Third Office In Romania

Metro AG’s IT unit Metro-Nom has opened its third office in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca, which is also known as the country’s Silicon Valley. The wholesaler also has IT units operating in Bucharest and Brasov in the country. In both Germany and Romania, Metro-Nom is responsible for developing digital solutions for the company’s omnichannel business, e-commerce platforms, and address the global IT demands of Metro Cash & Carry stores, according to ESMMagazine.com. The office in Cluj-Napoca has been designed as a co-working...

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Cluj-Napoca City Hall inaugurates two electric car charging stations

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Cluj-Napoca City Hall inaugurates two electric car charging stations

The Cluj-Napoca City Hall inaugurated two charging stations for electric cars – which can simultaneously power 4 cars. For the moment, at least, charging an electric car is free, said the City Hall in a press release, quoted by Business-Review.eu. The two charging stations for electric vehicles are located as follows: a charging station for electric vehicles, of 33 kW AC, which can simultaneously load 2 vehicles; a power station of 50 kW DC and 22 kW AC electric vehicles, which can simultaneously load 2 cars. Users of charging stations...

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Western Romania city to add tourist tax in 2019

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Western Romania city to add tourist tax in 2019

The City Hall of Cluj-Napoca, a city in western Romania, has decided to introduce a special tourist tax beginning 2019. The tax will amount to RON 5 (a little more than EUR 1) per tourist per accommodation night, according to Romania-Insider.com. The money gathered from this tax will go towards a fund established for the promotion and the development of tourism in the city. Cluj-Napoca plans to use the fund to attract more tourists, increase the quality of the tourist services, develop innovative tourist projects and promote the local...

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Romania’s 1918 Union in a Different Light: Historical buildings light up

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Romania’s 1918 Union in a Different Light: Historical buildings light up

Several buildings across Romania will be lit up as part of a project meant to draw the public’s attention to their stories and how they connect to the country’s history in the past 100 years, according to Romania-Insider.com. The project, called “Do You See Me? 1918 in a Different Light”, is also connected to the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 union of the Romanian provinces. The initiators of the project are the Cultural Association for Education through Art, with the support of the light designers from Apart Production and Five’s...

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Breeding thoroughbred horses, between art and science

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Breeding thoroughbred horses, between art and science

Romanians have been famous since the Middle Ages for their passion for race horses. Moldovan stud farms provided stallions and mares for cavalry units in the Ottoman Empire, Poland, Hungary, or the Habsburg Empire. At the same time, horses from Transylvania were renowned throughout Europe. During the communist era, a so-called “horse holocaust” took place. In the name of the mechanization of agriculture, hundreds of thousands of horses were killed. However, in Romania were preserved herds that saved a valuable genetic heritage,...

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Cluj-Napoca City Council approves project for first smart street

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Cluj-Napoca City Council approves project for first smart street

The Cluj-Napoca City Council has approved the modernization of the Ioan Piuariu Molnar Street, set to become the city’s first smart street and a “model of urban structure in Romania”, according to Romania-Insider.com “This is a national premiere; it will be the first smart street in Romania, a smart street with all the facilities and technological endowments of such an artery,” Emil Boc, the Cluj-Napoca mayor, explained, quoted by Mediafax. The street will feature WiFi-equipped lighting poles, street furniture with phone-charging...

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Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia plan joint bid for World Cup 2030

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Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia plan joint bid for World Cup 2030

Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia will discuss a joint bid for hosting the 2030 FIFA World Cup, Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov said, according to Romania-Insider.com. The proposal came from Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. “I think it’s worth discussing this plan,” Borisov said in a press conference, according to Agerpres. Several other countries are planning joint bids for World Cup 2030. The list includes England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and, potentially, Ireland. Another group is made of South American...

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The wages in tourism to increase 20 pct in 2019

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The wages in tourism to increase 20 pct in 2019

According to the Hospitality Management Academy data, the average net salary of a travel agent exceeds EUR 500 per month, but increases with bonuses from sales made in the early months of the year through Early Bird campaigns and during tourism fairs, according to Business-Review.eu. If the situation of tour operators is in the picture of the national economy, things are not the same for the hotel industry. The average salary in hotels is one of the lowest in Romania, reaching some EUR 300 (net salary). According to the Hospitality Management...

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