Black Friday in Bucharest, between “any sale counts” and “a hoax”

NEW, MODERN TRADITIONS – On Friday, the people of Bucharest went shopping to see what’s up with the Black Friday discounts, but, with few exceptions, they found only electronics and appliances stores, where they stayed in line for over two hours to buy something or left saying “not worth it”. Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Basescu keeps his function, despite the vote

BUCHAREST – At the 2012 referendum for Basescu’s dismissal voted 46.13% of Romanians who have this right, according to partial official data provided by Central Electoral Bureau (BEC). Thus, 87.55% voted yes, 11.12% voted no. The president said he won this, despite the fact that almost 8 million people wants him out of Cotroceni. The next partial count will be announced at 14:00 local.

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Antonescu: In the unofficial report there are some themes that exceed not only the CVM, but also the powers of the European Commission

BUCHAREST | Interim President Antonescu said on Tuesday that the unofficial draft  of the European Commission report has “some issues and decisions that exceed not only the CVM attributions, but the ones of the EU Commision aswell”, he expressed his hope that they are not included in the final report. Continue reading

Images of Romania’s tourist attractions from 39 cities on Google Maps

STREET VIEW | Images of Romania’s tourist attractions In 39 cities will be available in Street View on Google Maps at the end of a project launched on Monday at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, where they will travel 40,000 kilometers in the country by car and bicycle. Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Strong fire at an office building

BUCHAREST | A strong fire broke out on Thursday afternoon at the last two floors of an office building in Sector 6 of Bucharest, on Virtue Street, no victims announced, said spokesman of the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU) Bucharest Daniel Vasile. RATB public transport vehicles are stopped because of the fire, firefighters trying to extinguish the flames, while nearby there is also a gas station. Continue reading

U.S. requests a referendum that respects the Romanian Constitution

BUCHAREST | U.S. Ambassador of Romania, Mark Gitenstein, urged the government, parliament and interim president Antonescu respect the Constitutional Court if President Traian Basescu’s impeachment referendum succedes. This is a direct intervention firm and rare from an American diplomat in Bucharest in any political struggle. Continue reading

First Interim President Antonescu press conference to take place at 20:00

BUCHAREST | Antonescu interim president will, at 20:00, hold a press statement at the Cotroceni Palace. Antonescu took over on Monday, the office of the suspended president Traian Basescu. Continue reading