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Romanian Govt. grants EUR 11 mln to Timișoara European Capital of Culture program

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019 in NEWS | 0 comments

Romanian Govt. grants EUR 11 mln to Timișoara European Capital of Culture program

The Romanian Government approved on June 12 an emergency ordinance granting RON 53 million (some EUR 11 million) to the Timișoara 2021 European Capital of Culture program, according to Romania-Insider.com. The financing is non-refundable and is granted yearly based on a contract between the Culture Ministry and the Timișoara European Capital of Culture Association. The yearly allotments are established based on the sums approved within the Culture Ministry’s budget. Once the emergency ordinance comes into force, the projects planned for...

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Endava opens two new software centres in Timisoara and Brasov

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in NEWS | 0 comments

Endava opens two new software centres in Timisoara and Brasov

Endava, one of the 5 biggest software companies in Romania by 2018 turnover (RON 501.8 million) has announced the opening of two new offices in Timisoara and Brasov, reaching a total of seven development centres in Romania. Its five existing offices are in Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Bucuresti, Pitesti and Targu-Mures. The company had over 2,790 employees in Romania at the end of March 2019. It has already started to recruit more people in areas like software architecture and development, automation testing, business analysis and business intelligence,...

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Banca Transilvania partners with local fintech to offer mobile self-banking

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in NEWS | 0 comments

Banca Transilvania partners with local fintech to offer mobile self-banking

Banca Transilvania, the largest Romanian bank, and CallVU, a company offering omni-channel innovative solutions, have started a partnership through which BT will offer to its customers a new digital experience, through mobile phone self-banking, according to Romania-Insider.com. Based on this collaboration, Banca Transilvania launched BT Visual Help, an option through which individual customers can solve easily, 24/7 and free of charge, by phone, a number of requests. Through BT Visual Help, clients can temporarily or permanently block their...

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Romanian Orthodox Church wants Pride Week Play Banned

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in NEWS | 0 comments

Romanian Orthodox Church wants Pride Week Play Banned

The Romanian Orthodox Church called for a ban on a gay-themed theatre play this week, claiming it was a mockery of religious feelings that transmitted a “deliberately blasphemous” message, according to BalkanInsight.com. The Romanian Orthodox Church said on Wednesday that the play, called ‘I am Too. So What?’, which has been staged during Pride Week in the Transylvanian city of Cluj, should be banned. The church said in a statement that a law from 2006 that “forbids any form” of “religious defamation” or “public...

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Alejandro Landes’ ‘Monos’ Wins Top Prize at Transilvania Film Festival

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Alejandro Landes’ ‘Monos’ Wins Top Prize at Transilvania Film Festival

Alejandro Landes’ “Monos,” a survival thriller about a group of rebels set deep in the jungles of Colombia, won the top prize at the Transilvanian Intl. Film Festival on Saturday, with the jury praising the Sundance player “for its hypnotic power through its minimalist storytelling, committed cast, and unsentimental portrait of young people with guns”, according to Variety.com. After a week of heavy rains in Cluj that swept across the cobbled streets of its historic city center and disrupted countless open-air screenings, a palpable...

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Price of logistics and industrial land in Cluj-Napoca hits EUR 70 per sqm

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Price of logistics and industrial land in Cluj-Napoca hits EUR 70 per sqm

Cluj-Napoca has become the city with the most expensive land for industrial development in Romania, prices in areas of maximum interest being almost double compared to those required for similar sites in Bucharest, according to a report drafted by industrial real estate and land brokerage agency Dunwell, quoted by Romania-Insider.com. In Cluj-Napoca, Floreşti area, land prices vary between EUR 50-60  per square meter (sqm), in Apahida area the price is EUR 60-70 per sqm while in Jucu, the asking prices range between EUR 35-40 per sqm,...

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Farmec pours EUR 2 mln in upgrading production line

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Farmec pours EUR 2 mln in upgrading production line

Farmec, a 100% Romanian-owned cosmetics manufacturer, earmarked over EUR 2 million to modernize its production capacities, planning to open new brand stores and develop its distribution network at the same time, according to ActMedia.eu. Farmec’s network of brand stores comprises eight units, located in Cluj-Napoca (three stores), Arad, Brașov, Sibiu, Târgu-Mureș and Timișoara and 19 Gerovital stores in Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Constanța, Timișoara, Craiova and other...

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Largest film festival in Romania to launch streaming platform

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Largest film festival in Romania to launch streaming platform

Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), the international feature film festival taking place yearly in Cluj-Napoca, in western Romania, will make available a video streaming platform beginning June 6, according to Romania-Insider.com. The platform, called TIFF Unlimited, will be available year-round and will stream films from the festival’s portfolio and that of other film distributors in the country. It will cover awarded films, art productions, niche, indie, experimental but also classic movies. The content will be updated every...

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Michel Gondry: ‘Experimentation is What Really Drives Me

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in NEWS | 0 comments

Michel Gondry: ‘Experimentation is What Really Drives Me

Academy Award-winning writer-director Michel Gondry shared his thoughts on the creative process and the lessons he’s learned across his celebrated and wide-ranging career during a masterclass Saturday at the Transilvania Intl. Film Festival, according to Variety.com. Gondry appeared in conversation with TIFF artistic director Mihai Chirilov, who introduced the French filmmaker by describing his own personal connection to the director’s work. Nearly 20 years ago, explained Chirilov, at the festival’s first edition, Gondry’s first movie,...

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Pope celebrates diversity at mass in multi-ethnic Romania

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Pope celebrates diversity at mass in multi-ethnic Romania

Pope Francis on the second day of a visit to Romania celebrated diversity at a mass Saturday attended by tens of thousands of people in a predominantly ethnic-Hungarian part of the Transylvania region seen as the highlight of his trip, according to France24.com. The open-air mass was keenly awaited for reasons of both faith and national identity in majority Orthodox Romania, where believers suffered under the post-war decades of Communist rule. For Catholics in the “Szeklerland” area, where some 600,000 ethnic-Hungarians...

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