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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

President approves prosecution of Romania’s former interior minister Gabriel Oprea

President Klaus Iohannis approved on Friday, October 14, the National Anticorruption Department DNA’s request to start the criminal prosecution of former interior minister Gabriel Oprea.

DNA prosecutors accuse Oprea of manslaughter in the case of 28-year old policeman Bogdan Gigina who died in October last year while opening the way for the minister’s motorcade.

DNA previously asked the Senate’s approval to start the criminal prosecution of Oprea, as he was a senator at that time, but the senators voted against it. Their decision triggered many negative reactions, and even street protests that convinced Gabriel Oprea to resign from the Parliament.

Following Oprea’s resignation, the prosecutors filed a second request, addressed to President Klaus Iohannis, under the ministerial law.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

President approves prosecution of Romania’s former interior minister Gabriel Oprea

President Klaus Iohannis approved on Friday, October 14, the National Anticorruption Department DNA’s request to start the criminal prosecution of former interior minister Gabriel Oprea.

DNA prosecutors accuse Oprea of manslaughter in the case of 28-year old policeman Bogdan Gigina who died in October last year while opening the way for the minister’s motorcade.

DNA previously asked the Senate’s approval to start the criminal prosecution of Oprea, as he was a senator at that time, but the senators voted against it. Their decision triggered many negative reactions, and even street protests that convinced Gabriel Oprea to resign from the Parliament.

Following Oprea’s resignation, the prosecutors filed a second request, addressed to President Klaus Iohannis, under the ministerial law.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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