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Sir George Iacobescu, arhitectul centrului financiar Canary Wharf despre BREXIT: Londra va pierde teren

Londra va pierde inevitabil teren în faţa altor oraşe precum Frankfurt, Paris şi New York, în contextul în care capitala Marii Britanii nu mai este o poartă către Europa, susţine George Iacobescu, directorul general al Canary Wharf, centrul financiar londonez, citat de Bloomberg.


Iacobescu consideră că fără o conducere instruită, punctele forte ale Londrei nu vor fi suficiente pentru a depăşi realitatea politică dură, în contextul votului în favoarea Brexitului. „Londra este un oraş minunat, dar eforturile ar trebui să se concentreze pe menţinerea acestuia în funcţia de capitală a lumii”, a spus Iacobescu.

„Chinezii se uită la Canary Wharf şi spun <<Aşa trebuie să arate oraşele>>. Lumea vrea să vină aici”, spune Iacobescu.

Directorul centrului financiar din Londra susţine că toate instituţiile sunt prezente în Canary Wharf datorită limbii, a regimului de reglementări, a fusului orar, a infrastructurii şi a informaţiilor. „Toate aceste lucruri nu au dispărut”, susţine românul. Băncile şi companiile care depind de acestea nu au intenţia de a abandona un oraş care le-a ajutat să devină bogate, spune Iacobescu.

Dintre chiriaşii importanţi din districtul Canary Wharf, Agenţia Europeană pentru Medicamente îşi va muta sediul, cel mai probabil, ca orice altă instituţie a Uniunii Europene cu prezenţă în Marea Britanie. EMA evaluează şi supraveghează medicamentele destinate uzului uman şi veterinar şi îşi va muta sediul în Milano sau Copenhaga, potrivit Bloomebrg.

George Iacobescu a ajuns în 1988 în Londra cu ideea de a crea un district financiar, care s-a numit, apoi, Canary Wharf, şi a inclus clădiri de birouri şi servicii performante de telecomunicaţii, permiţându-i capitalei Marii Britanii să concureze cu New York, ca un centru financiar global. Înainte să ajungă în Londra, Iacobescu a trait în Toronto şi New York, unde a ajutat la construirea Centrului Financiar Mondial.

În primii ani, Canary Wharf Group părea a fi un eşec, dar, la finalul anilor `90, a început să progreseze, iar în prezent găzduieşte în fiecare zi lucrătoare 100.000 de muncitori care lucrează la Chevron, HSBC, Intel sau JPMorgan Chase.

Sursa: Mediafax

Europeans are the key to the success of many small businesses throughout the UK

Over 35,700 UK SME directors from other EU countries
Over 1 in 20 SME company* directors in the UK are EU nationals**,
underlining just what a valuable contribution Europeans now make to the
British economy, says Opal Transfer, the leading European money transfer
Our research shows that currently 5.5% of all SME directors in the UK are
from the EU. This means that there are over 35,740 entrepreneurial European
business owners creating jobs, growth and tax revenues in the British
Gita Petkevica, Managing Director of Opal Transfer, comments: “Europeans
make a huge contribution to the British economy – building businesses that
create jobs, provide services, and also deliver significant value to the UK

“Europeans are making a substantial and positive impact to the British
economy, helping to bring significant benefits to all who live here. The
European entrepreneurs we speak to are incredibly loyal to the UK as it has
been a welcoming place and offered them just the right exciting and
energizing environment to build their businesses.”

“The UK used to worry about “brain drain” but it is clear that over the last
decade the brain drain has been from mainland Europe to the UK.”
Irish directors came out champions in our league table as the single largest
group of European directors, with 9,610 in the UK. France and Germany came
second and third, with 4,605 and 4,155 directors respectively.

We also found that over a tenth of all European SME directors came from
Eastern and Central Europe – with 1,870 from Poland.

Examples of some of the UK’s leading businesses started by Europeans

  • Farfetch, the luxury fashion online platform started in London in 2008
    by Portuguese entrepreneur José Neves
  •, the online marketplace that commissions furniture designers
    and offers it at affordable prices, co-founded by Frenchmen Julien Callede
  • Well & Truly, started by another duo of Swedish sisters Maria and Sarah
    Trechman, is a range of all natural ‘free-from’ food products
  • SugarSin, a ‘Willy Wonka-esque’ sweet shop founded by Swedish sisters
    Anna Nilsson and Josefin Deckel
  • Uniplaces, an online marketplace directly connecting students to
    property managers and landlords, was co-founded by Portuguese entrepreneur
    Miguel Amaro and Slovenian Mariano Kostelec
  • Blanc, the eco-friendly dry-cleaning company, set up in 2011 by French
    entrepreneur Ludovic Blanc
  • toucanBox, the arts and crafts subscription box service for children
    started by French entrepreneur Virginie Charles-Dear
  • Gita Petkevica continues: “It’s great to see there is a real consensus
    growing that these entrepreneurial Europeans are exactly the type of
    hard-working people the UK needs to continue to attract in the future as it
    clearly already does.”

“The UK is one of the world’s most attractive destinations to set up and run

your own business, ultimately creating healthy and sustainable growth.
Further, small businesses are the lifeblood of any economy, stimulating
growth not only in the major cities, but also in smaller towns and rural

“There are even more, tens of thousands more, entrepreneurs from the EU that
run their business as a sole trader and so do not have to file accounts.”

“The growing consensus about maintaining the attractiveness of the UK as a
destination for successful, bright European entrepreneurs is a positive
reflection on the construction impact of European in the UK. There continues
to be positive talk from the Government about ensuring open channels for
European workers wanting to come to Britain.”

“These entrepreneurs want to focus on growing their businesses, adding to
the nation’s tax revenues, and contributing to life in the UK.”

Over 35,000 SME directors in the UK now come from EU countries
*Turnover of under £25 million

**EU nationals, not including the UK

Brexit: Bankers are welcome in UK but ‘we don’t need Romanian fruit pickers’, says Lord Lawson

nigel-lawson‘It’s people like the Romanian fruit pickers that we don’t need. It is not the highly skilled people that the City wants – who will always be welcome’, former Tory Chancellor said

Tory Party grandee Lord Nigel Lawson has been blasted for suggesting that City bankers should be prioritised over unwanted “Romanian fruit pickers” after Brexit, with senior Conservatives also distancing themselves from the remarks.

The former chancellor said that the worries about access to financial talent were overblown, and that bankers would be welcomed with open arms over European farmhands once free movement agreements are scrapped.

Speaking on a Brexit panel in London, Lord Lawson said: “There will be some changes on the immigration front … but it’s people like the Romanian fruit pickers that we don’t need. It is not the highly skilled people that the City wants – who will always be welcome.”

Lord Lawson made the statement in reference to worries raised by Barclays boss Jes Staley, who said immigration policy was arguably a bigger sticking point for the industry than crucial passporting rights – which currently give firms open access to the EU single market for financial services.

However, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron described Lord Lawson’s comments as “edged with racism”, adding that he has shown “incredible naivety” about the economic impact of Brexit.

Mr Farron told the Press Association: “Not only are his comments edged with racism, they also fail to understand the need for high-skilled and low-skilled labour across the country – with sectors like healthcare, education, construction and farming dependent on immigrants who come to the UK, pay there taxes and work hard.”

Tory MP Neil Parish – chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee – distanced himself from Lord Lawson’s remarks and admitted that “UK agriculture could not function without foreign labour”.

He said: “We’ve already seen increased difficulty for businesses recruiting foreign labour since Brexit. If a Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS) is not in place to fill the void left by freedom of movement, we will likely see food rot in our fields.”

Jack Ward, chief executive of the British Growers Association, added that farmers could be forced to relocate abroad – to regions including Eastern Europe, North Africa, and even South America – in order to be closer to an available labour pool.

“We’ve got the skills, we’ve got the logistics [to move], but it’s not good for the British economy.”

He added: “This is one of the biggest concerns of the industry, that people in positions of influence do not get some of these issues, or do not get the significance of the availability of this labour.”

There are worries that Prime Minister Theresa May’s targets, which aim to bring annual net migration down to the “tens of thousands” from current estimates of around 273,000, will also put key industries which are heavily reliant on migration at risk.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd confirmed this week that businesses would be consulted on plans for a new immigration system over the summer.

A Conservative spokesman said: “These are Lord Lawson’s personal views.”


Peste 3000 de români din Marea Britanie s-au alăturat primei ediții a festivalului “Dor de casă” de la Londra

DSC_0502Doi brașoveni cu inimi cât un munte – Simion Cuc și Norbert Calinoiu – sprijiniți de familii și prieteni – au pus cap la cap cel mai mare eveniment organizat de comunitatea românească din Marea Britanie. Ei au reușit să adune peste 3000 de români care au venit să simtă românește la Allianz Park  pe data de 24 mai 2015. Organizatori, participanti, oameni de afaceri, reprezentanti ai institutiilor romanesti din UK, voluntari, artisti, copii – toti, cu mic cu mare, intr-un fel sau altul, s-au alaturat acestui efort urias de a pune pe picioare conceptul “DOR DE CASA”.

Spectacolul a fost mai mult o petrecere câmpenească menită să unească reprezentanții comunității românești din UK și să ofere o altă viziune despre ceea ce înseamnă România, din interior. Tradiții, cultură, gastronomie, artă plastică și muzică au fost doar câteva dintre ingredientele  care au bucurat inimile românilor care au simțit – metaforic – dorul de casă.DSC_0541

Artiști consacrați și tinere talente au urcat rând pe rând pe scena să încânte sufletele publicului, iar văru’ Săndel a menținut zâmbetele pe buzele publicului pe tot parcursul evenimentului. Într-un spectacol de zile mari au cântat, timp de mai bine de opt ore, într-un adevarat maraton cultural artiștii: Gabi Furtună, Livia Constantinescu, Ionut Robert Pumnea, Mariana Deac, copiii de la Școala de televiziune JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL, Cornelia și Lupu Rednic, Frații Trifoi, Remus Stana, Romică Ifrim, Adda și Smiley.

Invitat să deschidă această ediție a festivalului românesc, președintele Klaus Iohannis a trimis un comunicat la redacția revistei România în Contact, partenerul media oficial al spectacolului, în care și-a exprimat regretul că nu poate să fie prezent de această dată alături de românii din Marea Britanie, dar are intenția de a participa la alte evenimente pe viitor.

DSC_0869“Vă transmit regretul Preşedintelui României de a nu putea participa la acest eveniment important, din motive obiective care ţin de agenda extrem de încărcată şi a unor angajamente asumate anterior. Îmi exprim speranţa ca preşedintele Klaus Iohannis să poată participa la alte evenimente pe care le organizaţi, în viitor, eventual cu ocazia unei vizite oficiale în Marea Britanie. Vă susţinem din România, fiind convinşi de succesul Proiectului “Dor de casă” şi vă dorim succes în toate proiectele pe care le derulaţi!”, a precizat cosilierul prezidențial, Nicoleta Nicolae.

Efortul celor doi organizatori nu se va opri aici, aceștia intentionând să organizeze la anul o altă ediție îmbunătățită și cu o altă titulatură, după cum au declarat, o posibilă variantă fiind “Days of Romania”. Au la dispozitie un an de zile sa dubleze sau sa tripleze numarul acestor romani care au venit la editia I si care s-au simtit minunat, in urma impresiilor culese la cald, la fata locului.DSC_0857

Acestei munci titanice s-au alăturat parteneri și sponsori: România în Contact, Anuntul de Uk, Romanian Folklore Fest, Marketology, Levenes, Ria, Gazeta de Romania, Anuntul romanesc, Radio Biskit, Romani in UK, My Romania Community, Capprah, Eastlines, Lebara, Junior International TV. Spectacolul a fost posibil cu suportul fiecarui membru al comunitatii romanesti care a ales sa fie prezent pe data de 24 mai 2015 la eveniment. Tuturor celor care au contribuit la aceasta editie le multumim! Romania este mai frumoasa, daca ne implicam fiecare dintre noi, daca suntem activi, daca suntem civilizati, daca stim sa traim romaneste decent in contextul international in care ne aflam la ora actuala.

Galerie foto pe pagina de Facebook a revistei Romania in Contact:


Gala “Celebration of the greatness” sarbatoreste succesul romanilor de la Londra


5 ianuarie 2015

Revista Romania in contact are placerea sa va invite la un eveniment de inalta tinuta – decernarea premiilor “Rewarding the elite”. Aflata la prima editie, aceasta actiune aduce in lumina reflectoarelor presei internationale, povestile romanilor de elita care traiesc la Londra si in lume. Evenimentul are loc cu sprijinul Ambasadei Romaniei in Marea Britanie si a Institutului Cultural Roman din Londra in data de 31 ianuarie 2015, de la ora 2 pm in locatia din 1 Belgrave Sqare.

Publicatia ii premiaza pe cei care au dus numele Romaniei cu demnitate in lume prin actiuni de amploare. In cadrul festivitatii va fi facut public premiul oferit jurnalistului roman castigator al unei burse la BBC Academy. Actiunea face parte din Campania “Nice to meet you” lansata in toamna lui 2014 la Bucuresti. Tanarul Vlad Ungar, reporter la televiziunea Digi24, a prezentat la concurs  peste 25 de materiale pozitive despre tara noastra si a fost singurul participant care s-a calificat pentru aceasta competitie, celelalte doua burse necastigate fiind cumulate cu bursele anului 2015. Detalii despre Campania de proportii vor fi prezentate in cadrul galei “Celebrating the greatness” de la Londra. Sponsorul principal al campaniei de promovare a Romaniei in lume este celebra companie de cosmetice Farmec, iar unul din numerosii sustinatorii ai conceptului “Nice to meet you” este jurnalistul englez de calatorie Charlie Ottley.

Gala “Celebrating of the greatness” isi doreste sa aduca impreuna un public elevat din mediul romanesc si englez, sa inmaneze premiile “Rewarding elite” si sa ii sarbatoreasca cum se cuvine pe cei care contribuie pozitiv la promovarea Romaniei in domeniile in care activeaza.

Aceasta gala va avea un caracter anual, prima editie prezentand si coperta numarului 3 al publicatiei ROMANIA IN CONTACT.


New Europeans launch Voter Registration Campaign

New Europeans, a London‐based organisation, launches a Voter Registration Campaign on 5 February, the anniversary of the Great Reform Act in 1832 which first introduced voter registration. The initiative aims to raise awareness of this year’s European and local elections among the 2.5 million citizens from other European Union countries who are currently living temporarily or permanently in the United Kingdom.

Promoting the value and values of European citizenship, New Europeans is calling all the EU citizens from the UK to vote in the local and European elections which take place on 22 May 2014. It plans to distribute letters including the relevant information for voting to all members of the 27 EU communities currently living in the UK. The letters are jointly signed by New Europeans and leading cultural organizations within the respective communities. The campaign started on 5 February, with letters being sent to three communities of EU citizens: the Italian community, the Polish community and the Romanian community. These three communities have been chosen as they represent three different waves of EU citizens which settled in the UK since 1975 when Britain became an EU member. The oldest established community among the three chosen groups the Italian community will be approached via the Federation of Italian Associations in the UK. The Polish community which has significantly grown since 2004 will receive the joint letters from the Federation of Poles in Great Britain. The campaign will target the Romanians as the most recently‐established community since 2007, via the Romanian Cultural Centre, London.

There are over 2.5 million citizens from other EU countries who are currently residing in the United Kingdom. Latest data show that that the voter registration amongst eligible EU voters in Britain was only 56% in 2011 compared to 82% in the general population. This means that almost half of the EU citizens who are eligible to vote in the European elections in Britain are not yet on the electoral register. In order for the citizens to be able to vote, they need to register in advance with their local councils or alternatively they can register online on the Electoral Commission’s website.

Roger Casale, Chairman, New Europeans said: ‘There is a lot at stake in this year’s European Parliamentary elections. By the time of the next elections in 2019, the UK may have left if at the referendum in 2017 the British vote for the UK to leave the EU. As a consequence, the EU citizens might lose their right to live, work and vote in Britain.’

About the New Europeans

Launched in June 2013 at the House of Commons, the New Europeans is an association which promotes the rights of the EU citizens, including the right to freedom of movement and the right to vote in local and European elections wherever they live in the EU. The organisation is chaired by the former Labour MP for Wimbledon, Roger Casale. More information can be found at

About the Voter Registration

Campaign partners

Citizens of other EU member states resident in the UK have the right to vote in European Parliamentary elections as well as in local and regional elections wherever they live in the European Union.   With European Parliamentary elections due in May 2014, the EU citizens need to register now to vote in their country of residence.

Citizens of other EU member states resident in the UK can vote in local government elections, and those resident in Scotland and Wales can vote in Scottish Parliamentary or National Assembly for Wales elections.   Those in Scotland can also vote in the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence. The electoral register is the list of everyone in the UK who is registered to vote.   You must be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums in the UK.  You are not automatically registered. You can register on the Electoral Commission’s website: . More information on how to register can be found here:

You will need to type in the postcode of the UK address where you are currently resident.  Print off the form, complete the required details and sign.  Then post the form to your local Electoral Registration Officer whose details are indicated at the bottom of the form.  You will only need to supply your full name, your nationality, and your current address.   You can choose to vote by post.

For more information please contact:


Dear EU Voter,


Register to Vote in European and Local Elections

By the time of the next elections in 2019, the UK may have left the EU.

As you know the Prime Minister has promised a referendum on the UK’s EU membership in 2017 after the next General Election. If the British vote for the UK to leave the EU, you might lose your right to live and work here. You would certainly lose your right as an EU citizen to vote in European and local elections in Britain.

This may be your last chance to vote in Britain.

To register to vote, you can contact your local council or you can do so online through the Electoral Commission’s website:

 Register now! Don’t leave it until it is too late!

Your vote in this election is more important than ever before. Your future and that of your family, community and friends may depend on it.  There is no time to lose.

Phone your local council (Electoral Registration Office) or contact the Electoral Commission’s website today (

Alternatively you can contact New Europeans ( for further details.


Make your vote count on 22 May 2014 in the European and Local elections.