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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 [email protected] 

 

RO FinMin estimates EUR 40 mln frauds at Bucharest City Hall

The Finance Ministry's inspectors estimated the volume of losses generated by mismanagement at Bucharest City Hall at EUR 40 million, Liberal (PNL) finance minister Forin Citu announced, pointing to the outgoing Social Democrat (PSD) mayor Gabriela Firea.

"The total amount that the Finance Ministry inspectors calculated as damage, following the control carried at Bucharest City Hall (PMB), is about RON 200 mln (around EUR 40 mln)," announced Florin Citu in a press conference on Monday, Wall-street.ro reported.

However, he didn't mention what caused these damages.

The control at the Bucharest City Hall started on January 30, 2020, and lasted until March 10, 2020.

Departing mayor Gabriela Firea accused minister Citu of initiating a "politicised" inspection at PMB in December 2019, which resulted in no evidence of any frauds whatsoever. The claims about the EUR 40 mln frauds are "ridiculous," she added. Firea accused Citu of political vendetta.

"The minister fights with me because I am the first on the Social Democrats' list [in the general elections] for the Senate," the former Bucharest mayor Firea claimed, quoted by Hotnews.ro.

At the end of September, Gabriela Firea lost the elections for Bucharest mayor to Nicusor Dan, who was supported by a coalition made of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and progressist alliance USR-PLUS.

When he started his mandate, Nicusor Dan announced he would order an audit at the City Hall.

(Photo: Remus Grigore/ Dreamstime)

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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 [email protected] 

 

RO FinMin estimates EUR 40 mln frauds at Bucharest City Hall

The Finance Ministry's inspectors estimated the volume of losses generated by mismanagement at Bucharest City Hall at EUR 40 million, Liberal (PNL) finance minister Forin Citu announced, pointing to the outgoing Social Democrat (PSD) mayor Gabriela Firea.

"The total amount that the Finance Ministry inspectors calculated as damage, following the control carried at Bucharest City Hall (PMB), is about RON 200 mln (around EUR 40 mln)," announced Florin Citu in a press conference on Monday, Wall-street.ro reported.

However, he didn't mention what caused these damages.

The control at the Bucharest City Hall started on January 30, 2020, and lasted until March 10, 2020.

Departing mayor Gabriela Firea accused minister Citu of initiating a "politicised" inspection at PMB in December 2019, which resulted in no evidence of any frauds whatsoever. The claims about the EUR 40 mln frauds are "ridiculous," she added. Firea accused Citu of political vendetta.

"The minister fights with me because I am the first on the Social Democrats' list [in the general elections] for the Senate," the former Bucharest mayor Firea claimed, quoted by Hotnews.ro.

At the end of September, Gabriela Firea lost the elections for Bucharest mayor to Nicusor Dan, who was supported by a coalition made of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and progressist alliance USR-PLUS.

When he started his mandate, Nicusor Dan announced he would order an audit at the City Hall.

(Photo: Remus Grigore/ Dreamstime)

[email protected]

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