Electric Castle wins “Best medium-sized festival” award

Cluj-based music festival, Electric Castle, has received the title of Europe’s Best Medium Sized Festival, from the European Festival Awards for 2019.

World Bank survey suggests that Quality of Life in Cluj-Napoca is being dragged down by apartment prices.

The results of a survey conducted by the World Bank, has concluded that people who live in Cluj would feel that they had a better quality of life if the prices of land and housing were lower.

Recent changes to Police powers allow for higher fines and entry without warrants.

It may seem as though the laws in Romania are constantly changing and adapting, however, a few laws were introduced recently, which you should be aware of.

Giving Cluj a Facelift, one tax at a time!

Anyone visiting Cluj over the past couple of years, has likely seen a lot of renovation activity taking place on a number of buildings around the city, and there’s no coincidence.

Yardi Romania closes lease for 3,500 sqm of new office space in Record Park

Yardi Romania and Speedwell announce the signing of a new lease agreement, for a 3,500 sqm office space in Record Park, a mixed-use project developed by Speedwell in Cluj-Napoca.

“We create places for people, not for profit” – Mayor Emil Boc speaks out regarding real estate development.

Cluj-Napoca Mayor, Emil Boc, has expressed his dissatisfaction regarding the “Real Estate Kings of Cluj-Napoca” and the fact that multiple places in the city has been extensively developed into property in order to fuel profit, instead of helping to improve the quality of life for the residents.

PSD Government lose no-confidence vote, new government to be appointed.

Today, October 10th, 2019, Romania’s parliament succeeded in a no-confidence motion against the PSD (Social Democrat) government, which was led by Virica Dancila. This was the first time since May 2012 that a government has been overthrown via a no-confidence motion, and the second time in the last 30 years.

Cluj-Napoca surpasses Bucharest in terms of Average Salary

When the last survey was completed, Bucharest was just above Cluj-Napoca, with an average salary of 3,684 lei (~€776) compared to 3,115 lei (~€656). The national average is 3,075 lei (~€647). Salaries in Cluj are now at 7% over the national average compared to just 3% in Bucharest.

City Hall will only grant taxi licenses for Electric Cars

As a part of the environmental initiative that Cluj-Napoca’s city hall has undertaken, the city has informed that they will only be granting new taxi licenses for electric cars.

Why did you choose Cluj-Napoca?

Most people would agree that Cluj-Napoca, is a great city! However, it would be really good to also know what brings you here in the first place!