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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Former RO Liberal environment minister probed for bribe taking

Romania's National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has asked the General Prosecutor to notify president Klaus Iohannis for approving the criminal investigation of Costel Alexe, former Liberal (PNL) minister of environment and current head of the Iasi County Council.

Alexe's name does not explicitly appear in DNA's official press release, but sources familiar with the investigation told G4Media.ro that the former minister was under investigation.

The DNA prosecutors accuse Alexe, one of the most influential PNL leaders, of having directly asked the manager of a local steel plant to provide sheet metal in exchange for allocating greenhouse gas emission certificates to the plant.

The products requested by Alexe - 22 tons of tinned metal sheets (worth about EUR 20,000), were allegedly sent on April 23, 2020 and July 7, 2020 to the office of a company managed by one of the former minister's relatives, according to the DNA prosecutors.

(Photo: Vlad Ispas/ Dreamstime)

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Former RO Liberal environment minister probed for bribe taking

Romania's National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has asked the General Prosecutor to notify president Klaus Iohannis for approving the criminal investigation of Costel Alexe, former Liberal (PNL) minister of environment and current head of the Iasi County Council.

Alexe's name does not explicitly appear in DNA's official press release, but sources familiar with the investigation told G4Media.ro that the former minister was under investigation.

The DNA prosecutors accuse Alexe, one of the most influential PNL leaders, of having directly asked the manager of a local steel plant to provide sheet metal in exchange for allocating greenhouse gas emission certificates to the plant.

The products requested by Alexe - 22 tons of tinned metal sheets (worth about EUR 20,000), were allegedly sent on April 23, 2020 and July 7, 2020 to the office of a company managed by one of the former minister's relatives, according to the DNA prosecutors.

(Photo: Vlad Ispas/ Dreamstime)

[email protected]

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