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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. 

 

Former Romanian tourism minister seeks to avoid extradition from Bulgaria

Former Romanian tourism minister Elena Udrea has appealed the decision issued by the court of the Bulgarian town of Blagoevgrad, close to the border with Greece, which ruled that Udrea should remain in custody during the extradition procedures.

While the extradition request is processed (it should take seven days), the defendant should remain in custody given the real possibility of escaping, the court's judges argued. At the same time, at the appeal on April 14, the Bulgarian Court will reportedly rule on Udrea's request to file for political asylum in Greece.

Udrea was caught in Blagoevgrad several hours after a Romanian court sent her to six years in jail for bribe-taking and influence peddling at the end of last week.

If she is not extradited to Romania, Elena Udrea said that she asked for political asylum in Greece, where she rented a house where she could stay because she has "serious health problems," local Realitatea.net reported.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea)

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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. 

 

Former Romanian tourism minister seeks to avoid extradition from Bulgaria

Former Romanian tourism minister Elena Udrea has appealed the decision issued by the court of the Bulgarian town of Blagoevgrad, close to the border with Greece, which ruled that Udrea should remain in custody during the extradition procedures.

While the extradition request is processed (it should take seven days), the defendant should remain in custody given the real possibility of escaping, the court's judges argued. At the same time, at the appeal on April 14, the Bulgarian Court will reportedly rule on Udrea's request to file for political asylum in Greece.

Udrea was caught in Blagoevgrad several hours after a Romanian court sent her to six years in jail for bribe-taking and influence peddling at the end of last week.

If she is not extradited to Romania, Elena Udrea said that she asked for political asylum in Greece, where she rented a house where she could stay because she has "serious health problems," local Realitatea.net reported.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea)

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