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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 president Iohannis greenlights corruption probe against former Liberal minister

Romania's president Klaus Iohannis forwarded to the justice minister the request for a criminal investigation targeting former Liberal (PNL) minister of environment Costel Alexe, the Presidential Administration announced on Tuesday, January 5.

The anti-corruption prosecutors suspect Alexe asked for and received 22 tonnes of steel sheets (worth EUR 20,000) from a steel processing company to allocate greenhouse gas emission certificates preferentially.

On January 4, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) asked the General Prosecutor's Office to notify president Klaus Iohannis for prosecuting former minister Alexe for taking bribes and inciting embezzlement.

In the meantime, the local media unveiled details about million-euro businesses run by Alexe's family - including his wife, whom he divorced just before the beginning of the investigation.

Costel Alexe is currently president of the Iasi County Council.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Presidency.ro)

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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] 

 

Romanian president Iohannis greenlights corruption probe against former Liberal minister

Romania's president Klaus Iohannis forwarded to the justice minister the request for a criminal investigation targeting former Liberal (PNL) minister of environment Costel Alexe, the Presidential Administration announced on Tuesday, January 5.

The anti-corruption prosecutors suspect Alexe asked for and received 22 tonnes of steel sheets (worth EUR 20,000) from a steel processing company to allocate greenhouse gas emission certificates preferentially.

On January 4, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) asked the General Prosecutor's Office to notify president Klaus Iohannis for prosecuting former minister Alexe for taking bribes and inciting embezzlement.

In the meantime, the local media unveiled details about million-euro businesses run by Alexe's family - including his wife, whom he divorced just before the beginning of the investigation.

Costel Alexe is currently president of the Iasi County Council.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Presidency.ro)

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