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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. 

 

Romanian deputy PM Barna possibly investigated for EU funds embezzlement

Romania's Anti-Fraud Department (DLAF) announced that it completed the investigations and sent to the anticorruption directorate (DNA) the European fund embezzlement cases involving four persons - including, according to Newsweek, deputy prime minister and USR-PLUS co-president Dan Barna.

Barna has served as an expert in both projects, and his sister was the manager of a social enterprise that received EU funding.

According to sources familiar with the case, the current deputy prime minister is targeted by the documentation sent by DLAF to DNA.

DLAF data show, according to the sources, that some payments reached the declared recipients, and some equipment was purchased from uncertain sources, which raises suspicions of fraud.

The USR-PLUS leader announced that he requested a statement from the DLAF, as he had not been informed of this step, and stressed that he was not part of the group of four persons accused in that case. In case he is put under investigation in the case, Dan Barna said that he would "step down," Digi24 reported.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/George Calin)

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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. 

 

Romanian deputy PM Barna possibly investigated for EU funds embezzlement

Romania's Anti-Fraud Department (DLAF) announced that it completed the investigations and sent to the anticorruption directorate (DNA) the European fund embezzlement cases involving four persons - including, according to Newsweek, deputy prime minister and USR-PLUS co-president Dan Barna.

Barna has served as an expert in both projects, and his sister was the manager of a social enterprise that received EU funding.

According to sources familiar with the case, the current deputy prime minister is targeted by the documentation sent by DLAF to DNA.

DLAF data show, according to the sources, that some payments reached the declared recipients, and some equipment was purchased from uncertain sources, which raises suspicions of fraud.

The USR-PLUS leader announced that he requested a statement from the DLAF, as he had not been informed of this step, and stressed that he was not part of the group of four persons accused in that case. In case he is put under investigation in the case, Dan Barna said that he would "step down," Digi24 reported.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/George Calin)

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