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  • Over 95% of Romanian secondary school students study at least two foreign languages
    by Irina Popescu on February 24, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    All lower secondary school students (100%) in Romania learn at least one foreign language and 95.2% of them learn two or more languages, these being among the highest shares in the European Union, according to a Eurostat report. Under 60% of the 17.6 million lower secondary school pupils in the EU were studying two or more The post Over 95% of Romanian secondary school students study at least two foreign languages appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Romania’s number of skilled employees with work contracts down, unskilled ones up
    by Ro Insider on February 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    The number of employees with university studies went down 11.5% in 2016 compared to 2015, to a total of 950,000, according to a report by the Association of Local Investors PIAROM quoted by Hotnews.ro. Meanwhile, the number of employees with pre-high school education went up by 8.5%, reaching a number of 750,000 work contracts. The The post Romania’s number of skilled employees with work contracts down, unskilled ones up appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Romanian parking crater uncovers medieval wine cellar
    by Ro Insider on February 24, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    A crater formed in a parking lot in the city of Ramnicu Sarat, in eastern Romania’s Buzau county, could have uncovered an archaeologically significant site. A two-meter deep crater formed the night of Wednesday to Thursday in a parking lot in Ramnicu Sarat, and one of the parked cars fell into the existing hole. “There were The post Romanian parking crater uncovers medieval wine cellar appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • ZF: Romanians pay for milk as much as Germans but earn five times less
    by Ro Insider on February 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Dairy products and eggs sold in Romania cost a little more than in Germany and almost as much as in France, although locals earn five to six times less than the residents of these countries, according to an analysis by Ziarul Financiar quoted by Mediafax. A liter of milk in a Romanian supermarket can cost The post ZF: Romanians pay for milk as much as Germans but earn five times less appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Group of 28 migrants caught while trying to cross the Romanian border illegally
    by Irina Popescu on February 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    The Romanian Border Police caught a group of 28 Iraqi citizens while they were trying to cross the Serbian-Romanian border illegally. The incident occurred on Thursday, February 23, around 15:30. All 28 migrants were taken to the Border Police headquarters for questioning. Following a preliminary investigation, the police officers found that they were Iraqi citizens, The post Group of 28 migrants caught while trying to cross the Romanian border illegally appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Weekend calendar: Bucharest – the capital of love, Kenny Garrett concert, movie openings
    by Irina Popescu on February 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Events: Bucharest, the capital of love – February 24 – March 8, in Universitatii Square. The event’s program includes a martisor fair (small items tied with red and white strings, which men give to women in Romania on March 1), concerts and shows. Read more about it here Dragobete events – February 24-26, at the Village Museum The post Weekend calendar: Bucharest – the capital of love, Kenny Garrett concert, movie openings appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Police make several arrests related to violent incidents at Bucharest protests
    by Irina Popescu on February 24, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Police officers from the Bucharest General Police Directorate carried out 13 home searches in the capital on Thursday, in a case that targets the violent incidents that occurred during the protests that took place in Victoriei Square on the night from February 1 to February 2. Some 120,000 people were in the Square that evening, protesting The post Police make several arrests related to violent incidents at Bucharest protests appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Imported Valentine’s Day vs. traditional Dragobete: Which love celebration do Romanians prefer?
    by Irina Popescu on February 24, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Romanians celebrate love twice in February: on international Valentine’s Day (February 14) and on Dragobete – the traditional Romanian lovers’ day (February 24). But which of the two celebrations is more popular among Romanians? An analysis conducted by online marketing agency Today’s shows that, unlike 2016, Romanians were more interested in Valentine’s Day this year. The post Imported Valentine’s Day vs. traditional Dragobete: Which love celebration do Romanians prefer? appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Romanian IT company qualifies for European Business Awards finals
    by Romania Insider on February 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Romanian IT company Qubiz, with offices in Oradea and Cluj-Napoca, has qualified for the finals of the European Business Awards, the biggest European business competition. Qubiz has reached the final stage of the competition after competing with more than 32,000 companies from 34 European countries. The Romanian company, which was founded by Marcel Anghel in The post Romanian IT company qualifies for European Business Awards finals appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Romanian Government: State-owned companies need to reduce arrears by 20%
    by Romania Insider on February 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Romania’s Government imposed on the state-owned companies the obligation to reduce by 20% the total amount of arrears this year compared to the end of 2016. The measure was approved via a memorandum yesterday. In the last two years, the state-owned enterprises have consistently missed targets to lower their debts. Firms now need to reduce The post Romanian Government: State-owned companies need to reduce arrears by 20% appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

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