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The President's name, booed at "George Enescu" Festival A number of people from the audience present at "George Enescu" music Festival on Tuesday evening booed when Romanian Culture minister Theodor Paleologu pronounced the name of President Traian Basescu while offering Russian violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov a decoration on behalf of the head of state.
Taxis, forbidden to station in Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport Taxis are forbidden to station in Bucharest's International Henri Coanda Airport parking lots and any attempt to pick up or harass passengers is strictly forbidden, airport authorities informed on Tuesday, quoted by Romanian news agency NewsIn.
Malika Mokeddem launches her novel in Bucharest Diverta Magheru will launch on Tuesday, September 8, at 6:30 pm, the novel The Forbidden Woman by Malika Mokeddem, in the presence of the author, born in Algeria and settled in France.
Orient Express train stations in Bucharest Europe's most known train, Orient Express will be stationed on Monday, in Bucharest's main train station after it will stop in Sinaia, a mountain resort nearby. Each year, by now famous, Orient Express links Paris to Istanbul.
Second Honey Fair in Bucharest The second edition of the Honey Fair was organized in Bucharest: producers and sellers lured visitors with various natural honey products from honey to food supplements or cosmetics. Producers were also able to find professional equipments to collect honey and could attend various presentations from producers.
George Enescu festival draws over 300 international participants Over 300 participants from more than 30 countries convene in Bucharest for the period of August 30-September 6 to attend the 12th edition of the George Enescu international music competition.
Madonna in Bucharest: We have come from the Light, to it we shall Return The female version of Mick Jagger - so was Madonna in her first concert in Romania on Wednesday night. Throughout the two hours of her gig in Izvor Park downtown Bucharest, with the Palace of Parliament in the background, she played guitar, kissed her arms, jumped around, kissed a famale dancer, sang in Spanish, translated Gypsy words and talked against discrimination.
Madonna is in Bucharest. The traffic around Izvor Park is temporarily closed on Wednesday Madonna arrived in Romania on Tuesday evening, around 7pm. Her aircraft landed on Baneasa airport. The artist will perform on Wednesday evening, after 9pm, on the stage set up in Izvor Park, during her "Sticky & Sweet" tour. She made reservations with four hotels in Bucharest: Novotel, Radisson, Mariott and Hilton, for her and her staff. She stayed at Radisson, eventually.
PepsiAmericas will open in Ilfov its biggest Europe plant PepsiAmericas, one of the world's most important fizzy drinks production companies, will open a new plant in Romania in September, after having previously invested 150 million dollars, according to Romanian press agency NewsIn. The plant in Dragomiresti, Ilfov county (South-East) will be the company's biggest production unit in Europe, stretching over 30,000 square meters. 
Record contract: 47 million euro for green areas in Bucharest District 1 The financial crisis seems to have ended for the Bucharest District 1 city hall. It will pay 200 million lei - some 47 million euro - for the improvement and maintenance of green areas in the District. The money would go to an association of firms which won a tender organized by the District 1 Public Administration.
Madonna's concert in Romania causes traffic restrictions To improve access to Madonna's concert next Wednesday, the local authorities decided to restrict traffic on certain routes in Bucharest, the concert organisers inform. The fans are recommended to use public transport, especially the tube, because the area around Izvor Park does not have available parking space. Madonna will perform on August 26 in Bucharest in Izvor Park, with her Sticky & Sweet Tour, the artist's eight world tour. 
Romanian minister of Interior: The Ministry of Interior will receive sufficient money to pay up salaries Romanian minister of Interior Dan Nica declared that the department he heads will receive sufficient money to pay up salaries. The statement was made after he met to discuss with policemen union representatives. Nica said that the issue of the unique salary scheme for Interior staff has also been tackled. The union representatives said they are not completely satisfied with the results of today's discussion and are going to take the matter further with Romania's president Traian Basescu later this morning.  
Bucharest District 4 City Hall to contract 100 million lei loan for infrastructure investments The Bucharest District 4 City Hall plans to contract a long-term loan amounting to 100 million RON to fund emergency investment objectives of local public interest, a public tender announcement in this regard says. Given the emergency of the plans, the procedure to negotiate contracts will be an accelerated one.
PHOTO GALLERY Romanians dance in memory of Michael Jackson Over 1,000 people from Bucharest paid homage to Michael Jackson, dancing on the hit Beat It. The event took place on Saturday, August 8, in three sites from Romania's Capital.
Ex-Romanian National Transplant Agency chief, investigated in the human-eggs traffic Ex-head of the National Transplant Agency Victor Zota is under penal investigation regarding the human-egg traffic dossier opened in the case of Sabyc clinic in Bucharest, Romanian TV channel Antena 3 informs. He is accused for accrediting the clinic illegally, three months after a control identified several disorders at the clinic. 
The US Ambassador in Bucharest: His mission is to help Romania get out of the crisis and to strengthen the Romanian-American partnership Mark Gitenstein has been named the US ambassador in Romania, according to a US Embassy report. The US diplomat's mission has four objectives: to strengthen the alliance with Romania, to help Romanian get of recession through intensifying the commercial relationship and American investment, but also through better transparency, administrative reform and regulation. It also aims to continue supporting its commitment for tolerance and minority rights, "a commitment that we already see in courageous leaders such as President Basescu". 
Chief of clinic involved in human eggs traffic scandal requests to be released from jail, as he cannot stand the detention regime Harry Mironescu, chief of Sabyc clinic from Bucharest, currently under temporary arrest following the scandal of the human eggs traffic, requested that the prosecutors start his legal-medical investigation. He claims he cannot stand the detention regime because of his illnesses. His appeal has been submitted by his lawyer and is due to be considered by the prosecutors, according to sources informing Romanian press agency Mediafax.
Romania's National Central Bank will issue 500 silver anniversary coins to mark 140 years since the first railway Romania's National Central Bank will issue on Wednesday, a silver coin to mark 140 years since Romania inaugurated the first railway linking Bucharest capital city - Giurgiu, south Romania, a press release of the central bank informs.
Parking your car in Bucharest is more expensive than to park it in Berlin, Lisbon or Warsaw The price Bucharest residents pay monthly for parking spaces has increased this year by 33% - 205 dollars - against its 2008 value. Thus, parking in Bucharest is more expensive than in Berlin, Warsaw or Lisbon, but cheaper than in Sofia and Budapest, according to real estate company Colliers International, Romanian press agency Mediafax informs.
President of Romanian Medical Council: Elementary ethics have been broken at Sabyc clinic. Doctors here can be compared with Auschwitz doctors Following the investigation in the case of in vitro fertilising Sabyc clinic in Bucharest, the Medical Council informed that it requested for the clinic to be closed down in 2008. MC President prof. dr. Vasile Astarastoaie told Romanian TV channel Realitatea TV that "elementary medical ethics have been broken at Sabyc clinic. They bought body parts from poor, vulnerable people, without informing them on the risks and without telling them they were part of a research programme".

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