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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. 

 

Bucharest subway operator evacuates stores from stations

At the request of the Transport Ministry, Bucharest's subway operator Metrorex will start evacuating the small stores installed in the metro stations under a contract that expired in 2018, News.ro reported.

Under the contract, Metrorex gave the trade union the right to use the space - and the trade union rented the space to small companies deriving a hefty profit out of this.

Amid legal complications related to the contract's termination, the trade union has maintained this favorable situation, and pressures to end this situation resulted in a protest that crippled public transportation in Bucharest on March 27.

Now, the ministry explains that such small shops should have never existed within Metrorex stations for security reasons.

"For the correct information of the public, we reiterate the fact that the subway stations represent the public property of the state, given in concession to the Metrorex company. Unlawful occupation of the public domain of the state is a flagrant violation of the law. The lack of building permits and non-compliance with safety regulations is a real emergency of safety and public order," explained Metrorex.

(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. 

 

Bucharest subway operator evacuates stores from stations

At the request of the Transport Ministry, Bucharest's subway operator Metrorex will start evacuating the small stores installed in the metro stations under a contract that expired in 2018, News.ro reported.

Under the contract, Metrorex gave the trade union the right to use the space - and the trade union rented the space to small companies deriving a hefty profit out of this.

Amid legal complications related to the contract's termination, the trade union has maintained this favorable situation, and pressures to end this situation resulted in a protest that crippled public transportation in Bucharest on March 27.

Now, the ministry explains that such small shops should have never existed within Metrorex stations for security reasons.

"For the correct information of the public, we reiterate the fact that the subway stations represent the public property of the state, given in concession to the Metrorex company. Unlawful occupation of the public domain of the state is a flagrant violation of the law. The lack of building permits and non-compliance with safety regulations is a real emergency of safety and public order," explained Metrorex.

(Photo: Octav Ganea/ Inquam Photos)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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