Poland and Romania were some of the world's "rising stars" over the past decade, according to a new ranking which measures economic and social progress of countries.
Romania is seeing the best growth in the entire European Union (EU) and is ready to join the euro zone, the country's prime minister told CNBC.
Tomas Spurny, CEO of BCR, describes Romania as pivotal for Erste Bank and says the banking story in the country is a lot better than the numbers suggest.
Dragos Tanase, general manager at Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, discusses the outlook for Romania's mining industry, as expansion proposals are mired in controversy.
Victor Ponta, prime minister of Romania, said that Romanians who go abroad will be well trained and the country could lose skilled doctors and engineers.
Elena Popescu, general director at the Department for Energy, says that Chinese companies can bring what is missing to the Romanian energy market.
Victor Ponta, prime minister of Romania, says the country must be well prepared and competitive before it joins the euro zone.
Ludwik Sobolewski, CEO of Bucharest Stock Exchange, says that the interest in the Romgaz flotation shows there is a growing interest in Romanian assets.