- CHINESE BUSINESS IN ROMANIA. Chinese company China Communication Construction, as well as local construction companies Spedition UMB and Tehnostrade, along with foreign construction firms Vinci, Strabag and Aktor, and Impregilo and Salini submitted offers to build the 55-kilometer long Comarnic – Brasov highway. China Communication Construction specializes in building highways and bridges and had revenues of USD 40.4 billion in 2011. The company recently announced its interest in Bucharest infrastructure projects, accordingo to romania-insider.com.
- EU-WORKFORCE. Remaining labour market restrictions on workers from Bulgaria and Romania end on December 31 2013 and no EU country can unilaterally extend these restrictions beyond then, European Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Commissioner László Andor said on February 28. He was speaking ahead of a briefing for EU ministers on the free movement of workers from Bulgaria and Romania, acording to sofiaglobe.com.
- DEPARDIEU, ANGRY WITH A ROMANIAN FILM PRODUCER. The Romanian film starring the great French actor and Harvey Keitel has not even been projected and it’s already at the heart of a scandal. Angry with the Romanian producer Family Film changing from marketing reasons the ending to ”Convicted to Life”, the film adaptation of Titus Popovici’s novella “The Death of Ipu”, starring French actor Gerard Depardieu, who has the lead role, the French actor warned he would not allow the film, to be released in its revised form, according to nineoclock.ro.