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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 andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Businessman Beny Steinmetz detained at Athens airport

Israeli businessman Benny Steinmetz, active on the Romanian real estate market, including in a deal that brought him a five-year jail sentence, was detained at Athens airport on November 24, daily Bursa reported. A Greek court banned him from leaving the country.

The Romanian authorities claim that the extradition procedures were initiated. The Brasov Court of Appeal already sent the European Arrest Warrant and all the related documents translated into Greek.

However, the businessman's lawyer Eitan Maoz told Globe.il that Steinmetz had been detained due to "a serious breach of data transfer regarding the cancellation of Interpol's red notice.

"We are dealing with this issue, and we hope that Mr Steinmetz will return home and business soon," Eitan Maoz said.

The Interpol Supervisory Committee (CCF) on October 29 ordered the cancellation of Romania's arrest warrant.

The CCF ruled, among other things, that the lawsuits against the Israeli billionaire were politically motivated and seriously flawed.

(Photo: Viorel Margineanu | Dreamstime.com)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Profile picture for user andreich
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 andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Businessman Beny Steinmetz detained at Athens airport

Israeli businessman Benny Steinmetz, active on the Romanian real estate market, including in a deal that brought him a five-year jail sentence, was detained at Athens airport on November 24, daily Bursa reported. A Greek court banned him from leaving the country.

The Romanian authorities claim that the extradition procedures were initiated. The Brasov Court of Appeal already sent the European Arrest Warrant and all the related documents translated into Greek.

However, the businessman's lawyer Eitan Maoz told Globe.il that Steinmetz had been detained due to "a serious breach of data transfer regarding the cancellation of Interpol's red notice.

"We are dealing with this issue, and we hope that Mr Steinmetz will return home and business soon," Eitan Maoz said.

The Interpol Supervisory Committee (CCF) on October 29 ordered the cancellation of Romania's arrest warrant.

The CCF ruled, among other things, that the lawsuits against the Israeli billionaire were politically motivated and seriously flawed.

(Photo: Viorel Margineanu | Dreamstime.com)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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