The Honorary Consulate of Greece opened in Constanta on 1 November 2022. Mr. Christodoulos Seferis, President of the Hellenic-Romanian Bilateral Chamber of Commerce, together with the members of the Board of Directors of the Chamber, were honoured to respond to the invitation of Her Excellency, the Ambassador of Greece in Bucharest, Mrs. Sofia Grammata, and Mr. Theodoros Skandalidis, Honorary Consul of Greece in Constanta.
Most of us have heard about the new buzzword “the great resignation” coming over from America. It describes a mass movement of employees resigning from their job in America shortly after COVID ended. People unhappy at work is nothing really new.
20 years after its foundation, the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Romania) has rewarded the most successful representatives of the Romanian- German business environment, during its Anniversary Gala event, at the Palace of the Parliament.
HRCC Board of Directors is enthusiast to announce that EASA 2022 European Architecture Students Assembly workshops took place in Romania for the very first time, after 41 years of successful international summer architectural festivals.
Insurtech redefines the way people interact with insurance, changing the customer journey in all touchpoints, and while today the concept is still in an early stage in Romania, digital trends and demand are bringing it much closer to reality. Innovative technologies, craftsmanship and strategic commitments are just part of a company’s journey towards insurtech and Gerke Witteveen, Chief Financial Officer, together with Laura Uceanu, Chief Information Officer, shared insights on NN Romania’s approach in becoming the leading customer-centric and technology driven digital insurer of the future.
Although I am not a regular visitor to the “sala de fitness” and do not share the enthusiasm of some of my Board colleagues in the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce for hacking their way around golf courses, I do make a point of having at least one week in each year to get plenty of fresh air and exercise – as well as working on some of the more arcane areas of Romanian vocabulary such as “macaz”. This is satisfied by my week in Sibiu and the Hârtibaciu valley, working with the Romanian volunteers of the Asociația Prietenii Mocăniței and the visiting volunteers from the British supporting society, Sibiu – Agnita Railway – UK (or “SARUK”). The work involved preparation for the annual gala over the weekend of 10 – 11 September at which a steam locomotive is hired in: at other times trains are hauled by the new diesel locomotive which the Association was able to purchase with a grant from regional development funds.
Success is a key word in our world and apparently it is what we all want. We want it in business, in private life, we want to talk about it with our friends while being on the right side. Success is a nice garment we like to present ourselves with, it gives us a sense of contentment and superiority over those who experience the other extreme of polarity: failure.
A Latin American country - the Republic of El Salvador - staked its economic salvage on a cryptocurrency (bitcoin), but President Nayib Bukele saw more than 55% of his bailout crumble this summer as the price of bitcoin plummeted. Country’s debt skyrocketed to 90% of GDP, as well as the fear that El Salvador will default, and the “bitcoin experiment” proves to be rather an adventure than a “cool” salvation vision.
May 26th, 2022 represented a milestone in the history of the Hellenic Romanian Bilateral Chamber of Commerce, celebrating the physical coming back of the Greek community after more than 2 years with pandemic and restrictions.