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CommMin Petrescu: Romania matters,it's a factor of influence, because it sets out the pace of Digital Agenda

In Romania, governance can only be based on technology and, currently, we are a factor of influence because we set out the pace on the Digital Agenda, Communication and Information Society Minister Alexandru Peterescu told a specialist forum on Thursday. "There are many NGOs in the digital area and I believe that one should always be involved in the fight in order to be appreciated.

WB CEO Kristalina Georgieva: Romanian women excel in traditionally male-dominated fields

Romanian women are leading in the EU in terms of being actively involved in the traditionally male-dominated fields of science, math, and computing, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva stated in a speech delivered at the National University for Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), the World Bank informed in a Thursday release.

President Iohannis welcomes World Bank Chief Executive Georgieva

President Klaus Iohannis welcomed World Bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kristalina Georgieva at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Wednesday, with the WB official emphasising the crucial importance of the rule of law institutions and investment in human capital in terms of the economic development of a country.

The Bulgarian Castle in Ravadinovo with a Silver Medal from an International Competition

The "In Love With The Wind" castle in Ravadinovo won another prestigious international award. The attraction grabbed the silver award for architectural inspiration in the annual ranking of the International Organization for Architectural Design, based in the United States. The competition was attended by 2000 projects from around the world.

World Bank approves $560 mln loan for sustainable cities

The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved financing of 500 million euros ($561 million) to support sustainable development in Turkish cities.  This comes in the form of an "additional financing" (AF) to the Sustainable Cities 2 Project, the second in a series of projects under the Program for Sustainable Cities.

Emerging Europe Declares 2019 Prizewinners of its Annual Remarkable Achievement Awards

The World Bank's CEO Kristalina Georgieva and two incumbent prime ministers, Alexis Tsipras of Greece and Zoran Zaev of North Macedonia, have been selected as the beneficiaries of Emerging Europe's Remarkable Achievement Awards for 2019.

Bulgaria's Transport Minister: Enough Speculation, there is no Favorite Investor to Sofia Airport

"There is no favorite for the 35-year concession at Sofia Airport and each of the candidates has equal chances with the rest". Thus, Transport Minister Rossen Zhelyazkov commented in Burgas the statement of BSP leader Kornelia Ninova a few hours ago, "What is the European in one giving Sofia airport a Turkish concession?"

EBRD lowers forecasts of Romania's economic growth in 2019

The Romanian economy will grow by 3.2 percent this year, compared with a 3.6-percent forecast issued in November, indicate the latest forecasts released on Wednesday by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). For 2020, the EBRD expects another 3.2-percent expansion in Romania's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).