Lia Olguta Vasilescu, Mayor of Craiova, stated within the ceremony held at the statue of "Mihai Viteazul" ruler on the occasion of the first edition of the event dedicated to the Romanian ruler that Craiova city entered the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture.
So far, Timisoara, Iasi, Cluj-Napoca, Arad and Craiova localities entered the competition.
Craiova mayor stated that the competition is for a long-term but any effort and investment in culture is worth and the municipality increased the budget of cultural institutions in Craiova starting this year.
The title of European Capital of Culture for Romania is scheduled for 2021. We must be ready with the documentation and there will be a pre-selection phase in 2015 but every effort is worth, also stated Vasilescu.
Sursa: Income Magazine [10.05.2013]