Friday, September 6th

The Transilvania International Film Festival is unfolding in the Romanian city of Oradea

The second edition of Transilvania International Film Festival has started on Friday at the State Philharmonic in the Oradea with the film „Monsters” presented before its cinema launch. The film was awarded the Romanian Film Days prize for debut and it is the only Romanian movie selected this year at the Berlin Film Festival. Also at the State Philharmonic in Oradea the film of the year, „La Gomera” directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, will be screened at 8:45 pm. Oradea will become the capital of the Romanian film this weekend with a selection of over 30 new titles, some of them screened for the first time.

The Romanian diplomat Crisitan Tudor was appointed as EU representative in Kuwait

Romanian diplomat Cristian Tudor has been named as the representative of the European Union in Kuwait. He was appointed by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, as head of the European Delegation in Kuwait, according to a statement from the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Cristian Tudor is the second Romanian to represent the Union in relations with a third country after Viorel Budura, who was the head of the European Union delegation to Japan. Cristian Tudor is a fluent speaker of Arabic and is currently the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Romania in the state of Qatar.

Romania’s GDP has risen by 4.7%

The Gross Domestic Product of Romania increased, in the first 6 months of the year, by 4.7%, on the gross series, compared to the first semester of 2018, according to the provisional data published today by the National Institute of Statistics. This was due, in particular, to the increase in household consumption. Compared to the first quarter of 2019, the economy grew in real terms by one percent in the second quarter. Authorities estimate a 5.5% increase in Gross Domestic Product this year. On the other hand, the European Commission expects a four percent growth for the Romanian economy in 2019.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR