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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. 

 

Just released from jail, former RO Social Democrat leader Dragnea comments on political comeback

Romania "is a dictatorship", and the Social Democrat Party (PSD) is headed "by cowards," former Social Democrat leader Liviu Dragnea said immediately after he was released from jail on July 15.

Dragnea, the former leader of PSD, was released from prison after the judges from Giurgiu Court admitted his parole request. The Court's decision is final.

Dragnea was released after serving 26 of the 42 months given by the Court for having arranged that the county's Social and Child Protection Service hire two women who were, in fact, working at the PSD office. Other lawsuits involving Dragnea are in the pipeline, though.

Asked if he contemplates a comeback in politics, Dragnea expressed disappointment with the people, in general. "Only if I have the right partners and only if I have for whom," he said, quoted by G4media.ro.

But his rhetoric is implying the opposite: he said he considers himself a political prisoner and praised himself for not admitting the wrongdoing until the very last moment: "after two years of torment and suffering, abuse and humiliation [...] most of the people understood why I had to get here. When I entered here [in jail], Romania was a prosperous country, which had hope. Unfortunately, it is now a ferocious dictatorship, a country where freedom of expression is in danger," he said. 

(Photo: Octav Ganea/ Inquam Photos)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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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. 

 

Just released from jail, former RO Social Democrat leader Dragnea comments on political comeback

Romania "is a dictatorship", and the Social Democrat Party (PSD) is headed "by cowards," former Social Democrat leader Liviu Dragnea said immediately after he was released from jail on July 15.

Dragnea, the former leader of PSD, was released from prison after the judges from Giurgiu Court admitted his parole request. The Court's decision is final.

Dragnea was released after serving 26 of the 42 months given by the Court for having arranged that the county's Social and Child Protection Service hire two women who were, in fact, working at the PSD office. Other lawsuits involving Dragnea are in the pipeline, though.

Asked if he contemplates a comeback in politics, Dragnea expressed disappointment with the people, in general. "Only if I have the right partners and only if I have for whom," he said, quoted by G4media.ro.

But his rhetoric is implying the opposite: he said he considers himself a political prisoner and praised himself for not admitting the wrongdoing until the very last moment: "after two years of torment and suffering, abuse and humiliation [...] most of the people understood why I had to get here. When I entered here [in jail], Romania was a prosperous country, which had hope. Unfortunately, it is now a ferocious dictatorship, a country where freedom of expression is in danger," he said. 

(Photo: Octav Ganea/ Inquam Photos)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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