Bucharest, Craiova, Iasi, Cluj Timisoara and Arad want to be European Capital of Culture in 2021

Bucharest’s general councilors discuss over a draft resolution to submit the candidacy of Bucharest for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021. According to the expert report of the draft resolution, there is the possibility in 2021 that Bucharest might be elected as European Capital of Culture. “The national competition for the election of the city to represent Romania opens in 2015, and the cities of Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi, Craiova and Arad have already announced their intention to participate in the competition,” reads the document, adding that the next chance of Romania to have a European Capital of Culture will arise “as late as another 15 years.” The last city in Romania elected as European Capital of Culture was Sibiu in 2007.

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