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Firms are coming to Hong Kong from all across Europe

Ask the average Hongkonger what they know about Romania and the answer is likely to centre on the legend of Count Dracula.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 5:20am

Romanian abattoir Doly-Com denies mislabelling horsemeat as beef

Located in a snow-covered field in the remote northeastern village of Roma where residents still use horse-drawn carts, the unassuming Doly-Com abattoir has found itself in the eye of the storm after being identified as one of the sources of horsemeat posing as beef in frozen food sold in British supermarkets.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:23am

EU ministers gather for talks on horsemeat row

European farming ministers and the European commissioner for health were due to meet in Brussels on Wednesday amid growing anger and recriminations over mislabelled meat products.

13 Feb 2013 - 11:16pm

Romania votes in poll that may renew political spat

Romania’s prime minister was headed for victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday that could set off another round of a power struggle with the rightist president and complicate talks for a new IMF deal.

9 Dec 2012 - 6:03pm

World briefs, August 29, 2012

France starts probe into Arafat's death

29 Aug 2012 - 3:42am

Thank God the flag-waving is over for the next 4 years

The 1980s pop star Morrissey provoked a flurry of outrage in the media last week when he condemned the "blustering jingoism" of London 2012, and described Britain as "foul with patriotism" following the country's success in the Olympics.

Now Morrissey is what the Reverend Spooner would undoubtedly have called "a shining wit", but on this occasion old misery-guts had a point.

14 Aug 2012 - 9:33am


Romania's ties with the legend of Dracula may draw those with morbid fixations, but the capital city is rich in other cultural attractions.

1. Vanity project

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Art of darkness

Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days tells a bleak story of one girl's nightmarish attempt to get an illegal abortion, and the director admits he had his tongue in his cheek when he subtitled it 'Tales From the Golden Age'.

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

12:08 East of Bucharest

12:08 East of Bucharest

Starring: Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, Mircea Andreescu

Director: Corneliu Poromboiu

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Romania on a roll

In Cristian Nemescu's California Dreamin' (Endless), a company of US soldiers en route to back up Nato air strikes in Kosovo is stranded in a Romanian town. Blocking the way is the local stationmaster and the town's de facto ruler, who demands paperwork that the Americans don't have.

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

French escape with less-than-vintage effort

They are top of the toughest group in the European Championship but the French, along with Germany the only side to win a game so far, are going to have to start truly believing in themselves if they are to emulate their predecessors of 12 years ago and take the Euro 96 title.

12 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Ready to go

FIVE girls from Marden Foundation Caritas Pre-vocation School were taken to hospital with suspected food poisoning after making sandwiches and salad during a home economics class. They were later discharged.

6 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Boks falter

SOUTH AFRICA looked anything but potential Rugby World Cup winners last night as they stuttered to an unconvincing 21-8 win over Pool A opponents Romania.

Elsewhere, Western Samoa scored a 32-26 Pool B victory over Argentina to secure a place in the quarter-finals, while France beat Ivory Coast 54-18 in Pool D.

31 May 1995 - 12:00am

Sea deaths confirmed

A HONG KONG shipping company has confirmed the death of at least four mainland seamen on the You Xiu, which sank off Romania five days ago.

Three officers form Cosco (Hong Kong), agents for the 26,820 tonne bulk carrier, reported that four of the eight bodies found were their crewmen, according to spokesman Captain Cheung Pak-leung.

10 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Seamen die

A HONG KONG shipping company has confirmed the death of at least four mainland seamen on the You Xiu, which sank off Romania five days ago.

10 Jan 1995 - 12:00am