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Bucharest: pollution limits exceeded as air monitoring suffers setbacks

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Vineri, 6 Dec 2019 English | Bucharest
Official figures on air pollution in Bucharest, as announced by the official system monitoring air quality, show that pollution limits in Romania's capital city have been exceeded for 2018, according to news agency Mediafax. It quotes a Greenpeace Romania warning that the monitoring system does not work properly despite authorities knowing about setbacks.
Protest cu ligheane
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​Plastic basins protest against widespread heating malfunctions in Bucharest

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Joi, 5 Dec 2019 English | Bucharest
Dozens of people armed with plastic basins showed up before the Bucharest city hall on Thurday, to protest the massive fails in heating and hot water distribution which has affected the Romanian capital city for months.
Avarie RADET
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Bucharest centralised heating distributor goes bankrupt, mayor promises heating, hot water would still flow

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Luni, 11 Nov 2019 English | Bucharest
The Bucharest Court of Appeals on Monday admitted the bankruptcy of the main centralised heating distributor of Romania's Capital city, the RADET company, by rejecting an appeal of the City Hall against the procedure. The city mayor, for whom the bankruptcy, just before the winter season, comes as a major blow, issued a statement promising people they would not have issues with heating and hot water supplies as the activity of RADET would be taken over by a city company.
Poluarea in Bucuresti - Duminica, 3 noiembrie
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Pollution in Bucharest - higher during weekend nights, monitoring shows

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Marţi, 5 Nov 2019 English | Bucharest
HotNews.ro has monitored records of the independent air quality monitoring network Airly.eu for Bucharest for more than two weeks. The research shows the highest values, that is, the periods when Romania's capital city appears to be most polluted, were recorded during night time and especially in weekends, not during traffic hours in working days.
Angajati evacuati din BCR
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Bomb threat in downtown Bucharest, traffic halted

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Miercuri, 23 Oct 2019 English | Bucharest
Employees at a bank HQ in downtown Bucharest were evacuated following a bomb threat at the institution on Wednesday afternoon. Traffic was halted in the area. Police and experts in pyrotehnics were sent at the headquarters of the Bucharest Commercial Bank (BCR) on Victoriei Avenue where the alert was received in the afternoon.
Violentele din Piata Constitutiei - in mijlocul unor institutii de forta ale statului roman
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Street violence hits Bucharest spot surrounded by institutions of state authority

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Marţi, 1 Oct 2019 English | Bucharest
A man died and another was injured following a violent conflict between two rival gangs in the Constitution Square, a key spot in downtown Bucharest. Of extraordinary note is the location, as the area is surrounded by the headquarters of key institutions of state authority.
Nutu Camataru (arhiva 2007)
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Bucharest underworld figure's home searched after escaped monkey case

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Miercuri, 18 Sept 2019 English | Bucharest
Bucharest police were searching the home of a well known underworld figure, Nutu Camataru, on Wednesday morning in the case of a monkey which escaped and roam freely on the streets of Bucharest capital last week. The searches led from the beginning to the discovery of two other monkeys and a camel.
Maimuta
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Monkey spotted in Bucharest courtyard, escapes first attempts of capture

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Miercuri, 11 Sept 2019 English | Bucharest
Bucharest gendarmes were notified about the presence of a monkey in a courtyard in the capital city of Romania, where such animals do not normally live, on Wednesday. A vet with a tranquiliser gun and gendarmes were sent to the area, but authorities did not manage to capture the animal, according to news agency Mediafax.
  • UPDATE The monkey was eventually caught in the attic of a house in the area, several hours since it escaped. Vet: "It was a difficult action, maybe the most difficult so far"
Poluare Snagov
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VIDEO NGO says lake near Bucharest hit by largest flow of faeces for a decade

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Marţi, 3 Sept 2019 English | Bucharest
The largest and more visible flow of faeces in a decade has hit the lake Snagov near Bucharest, an NGO has warned. It says the event was possible because "nobody reacts" to whatever happens in the area.
Festivalul Fall in Love 6
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A view on new Bucharest festival that Liam Gallagher opted to drop citing "safety issues"

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Luni, 2 Sept 2019 English | Bucharest
The first edition of "Fall in Love", the latest addition to Romania's list of international festivals, drew attention last weekend with the late announcement by British star Liam Gallagher that he would no longer perform due to "safety issues". A HotNews.ro correspondent to the event reported that the fest was something quite different than the image left by Gallagher's announcement.
Future train station at Bucharest Airport
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Works start at key airport railway in Bucharest

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Luni, 2 Sept 2019 English | Bucharest
Works are starting Monday at a key railway due to connect Bucharest main train station, Gara de Nord, with the Henry Coanda International Airport north of the city. Works are scheduled to finish in May 2020, before the Euro football competition starts, but it's hard to imagine this would happen.
Incendiu puternic in nordul Capitalei
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VIDEO Fire breaks at industrial facility in North Bucharest

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Vineri, 30 Aug 2019 English | Bucharest
A strong fire broke at an industrial facility in North Bucharest on Friday, close to an area known for its office buildings. Thick smoke prompted authorities to issue a warning for people not to spend time outside.
Bucuresti - centru
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How cost of living and quality of life in Bucharest compare to other cities in Romania and abroad

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Marţi, 20 Aug 2019 English | Bucharest
Bucharest fares 176th among 209 cities analysed over cost of living criteria in a Mercer report published this year. But the numbers vary from other charts and statistics. HotNews.ro has tried to compare how the Romanian capital city fares in terms of cost of living and quality of life, compared to other cities in the country and abroad.

Bucharest Mayor Gabriela Firea proposes new institution in the future Government: the Bucharest State Secretariat

de Editorial Staff HotNews.ro
Miercuri, 24 Ian 2018 English | Bucharest
A new structure for the development of the capital will be set up as part of the future government, governing PSD sources told HotNews.ro. According to them, a department for the development of Bucharest will be set up within the Ministry of Development, at the proposal of the Bucharest mayor Gabriela Firea (PSD). She confirmed for HotNews.ro that she proposed the establishment of a new structure of a Bucharest State Secretariat, based on the model of England, where the London Ministry exists.

Romania Interior ministry employee shoots eight, kills two in downtown Bucharest

de V.O. HotNews.ro
Luni, 5 Mar 2012 English | Bucharest
​Eight people have been shot at and two died in the area of Bucharest downtown known as Perla on Monday, according to judiciary and media reports. According to judiciary sources, the aggressor is a member of the Police. The two people who were shot dead were both women - one of which sources alleged was the target of the aggressor.

Papa Roach gig cancelled 

de A.C. HotNews.ro
Miercuri, 29 Iun 2011 English | Bucharest
Papa Roach’s gig that was supposed to be held in Bucharest in Constitution Square on July 2 was cancelled, organizers inform. They announced that the gig in Romania was cancelled due to some logistical problems the production team had.

Bucharest, the ugliest capital city in the EU 

de A.C. HotNews.ro
Luni, 27 Iun 2011 English | Bucharest
Streets filled up with garbage, garbage blocks on main roads, lack of hot running water, lack of sewages – this is how Bucharest looks like according to VerticalNews.com quoted by Tourism-review.com. Bucharest was voted the ugliest EU city capital.

21 years since the miners’ outbreak in June 13-15 in Bucharest 

de A.C. HotNews.ro
Luni, 13 Iun 2011 English | Bucharest
Romanians mark 21 years since the bloodiest miners’ outbreak on June 13-15 in Bucharest. Over 1,000 people were hurt and hundreds arrested following the events in June 1990, marked by a violent clash between miners and protesters in University Square. The official death toll was six but associations of miners’ victims claim that the number was higher.

Galleries Night 2011 in Bucharest

de A.C. HotNews.ro
Vineri, 10 Iun 2011 English | Bucharest
About 70 galleries and alternative spaces in Bucharest and Cluj, central Romania will be part on Friday on June 10 at the fifth edition of Galleries Night, a press release remitted to HotNews.ro informs.

Searches in Bucharest targeting cigarettes smugglers

de A.C. HotNews.ro
Joi, 2 Iun 2011 English | Bucharest
Several house searchers are conducted on Thursday morning in Bucharest targeting cigarettes smugglers, news agency Realitatea TV reads. Ten persons were taken for hearings.

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