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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. 

 

Bulgarian judges approve extradition of former Romanian minister Udrea

The district court in Blagoevgrad (southwestern Bulgaria) approved on Tuesday, April 19, the extradition of former Romanian Minister of Tourism and Regional Development Elena Udrea to Romanian authorities, thus enforcing the European arrest warrant issued by a court in Bucharest on April 7.

Her lawyers have five days to appeal the ruling, Economica.net reported.

Elena Udrea has to serve a final six-year sentence in Romania, and she was planning to ask for asylum in Greece, claiming she is a victim of political revenge.

Udrea was detained on April 7 by Bulgarian border police as she attempted to enter Greece via the Kulata border crossing.

In 2018, Elena Udrea fled to Costa Rica before being found by Interpol and extradited to Romania a year later. 

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea)

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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 andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Bulgarian judges approve extradition of former Romanian minister Udrea

The district court in Blagoevgrad (southwestern Bulgaria) approved on Tuesday, April 19, the extradition of former Romanian Minister of Tourism and Regional Development Elena Udrea to Romanian authorities, thus enforcing the European arrest warrant issued by a court in Bucharest on April 7.

Her lawyers have five days to appeal the ruling, Economica.net reported.

Elena Udrea has to serve a final six-year sentence in Romania, and she was planning to ask for asylum in Greece, claiming she is a victim of political revenge.

Udrea was detained on April 7 by Bulgarian border police as she attempted to enter Greece via the Kulata border crossing.

In 2018, Elena Udrea fled to Costa Rica before being found by Interpol and extradited to Romania a year later. 

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea)

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