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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] 

 

Romanian Government finds short-term fix for miners in strike

The Romanian Government will make available reserve funds to pay the wages of the miners who went on strike in Jiu Valley, an action that left the Mintia coal-fired power plant without fuel and the homes in Deva without the heat generated by the power plant.

As a side effect, the pupils in Deva resumed online school - this time not because of the coronavirus pandemic but because of the lack of heating in schools.

The state-owned coal and power company CEH, which owns both the mines and the Mintia power plant, is under insolvency procedures  - which bars its access to the special fund used for the payment of the employees under special circumstances.

The law will be quickly amended such as to make possible the payment of the wages at CEH, energy minister Virgil Popescu assured, Agerpres reported. The miners’ wages are assured for a period of three months.

At the same time, he said that a long-term and sustainable solution has to be found for CEH. He reiterated the hope for gradual conversion from coal to green energy, using EU funds. 

[email protected]

(Photo source: Facebook/Virgil Popescu)

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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 [email protected] 

 

Romanian Government finds short-term fix for miners in strike

The Romanian Government will make available reserve funds to pay the wages of the miners who went on strike in Jiu Valley, an action that left the Mintia coal-fired power plant without fuel and the homes in Deva without the heat generated by the power plant.

As a side effect, the pupils in Deva resumed online school - this time not because of the coronavirus pandemic but because of the lack of heating in schools.

The state-owned coal and power company CEH, which owns both the mines and the Mintia power plant, is under insolvency procedures  - which bars its access to the special fund used for the payment of the employees under special circumstances.

The law will be quickly amended such as to make possible the payment of the wages at CEH, energy minister Virgil Popescu assured, Agerpres reported. The miners’ wages are assured for a period of three months.

At the same time, he said that a long-term and sustainable solution has to be found for CEH. He reiterated the hope for gradual conversion from coal to green energy, using EU funds. 

[email protected]

(Photo source: Facebook/Virgil Popescu)

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