January 13th, 2007
Romania was finally admitted to the European Union, and tens of thousands of Romanians gathered in central locations in Bucharest for fireworks displays and musical shows by performers that included Europe, Joe Cocker and Loredana.
Other major achievements at the beginning of the year were:
Rompetrol submitted a letter of intent to buy Naftna Industrija Srbije, Serbia’s state-owned oil company.
Renault launched the Dacia Logan MCV in France, at prices ranging from 8,800 to 11,390 euros.
AOIA, the Romanian car importers and producers association, issued a report that said the car market had grown by 19 per cent in 2006, adding another 256,000 units.
United Romanian Breweries Bereprod, which produces Carlsberg and Tuborg beer, said its sales had increased by 15 per cent in 2006.
Wizz Air, the Hungarian low cost airline, launched in Romania offering flights to Barcelona, Budapest, Dortmund, London and Rome.
Brasov’s local council is to purchase Bran Castle from the Habsburg family, who had it returned to them in 2006 after a long restitution battle; the castle is mythically linked to the fictional Count Dracula and one of Romania’s foremost tourist attractions.
Romano Prodi, the prime minister of Italy, visited Bucharest for talks with Mr Tariceanu.
Szilveszter Janos, a cartoonist from Targu Mures, won first prize in the prestigious International Caricature Festival in Sao Paulo, which fielded works from 96 countries.
Sibiu was listed in the Guardian’s 50 most fabulous tourist locations in the world.Source: Vivid
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