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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. 

 

Romanian Govt. sends prosecutors to check households’ energy bills

In a statement rather unusual for the independence of the judiciary, the Ministry of Justice announced that minister Cătălin Predoiu has asked General Prosecutor Gabriela Scutea “to take the necessary measures to prevent and combat the crimes associated with the increase of energy bills," G4media.ro reported.

The statement comes in the context of part of the utility companies not adjusting their invoices to the ‘cap and subsidy’ schema enforced by the Government.

Minister Predoiu put his request in a legal context by mentioning several existing regulations regarding “the efficient fight against organized crime, human trafficking, drugs, violent crimes, forest crimes ” - without specifying which category would charging excessive gas prices would fit in.

Minister Predoiu, in his statement, directed the Public Ministry to take the necessary measures according to the legal competence to discover, prevent and effectively combat any type of criminal activity.

That might be carried out in the context of the energy crisis and rising energy bills, such as "fraud, abuse of office, unfair competition, organized criminal group,” according to a statement published on the website of the Ministry of Justice. 

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea)

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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 andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romanian Govt. sends prosecutors to check households’ energy bills

In a statement rather unusual for the independence of the judiciary, the Ministry of Justice announced that minister Cătălin Predoiu has asked General Prosecutor Gabriela Scutea “to take the necessary measures to prevent and combat the crimes associated with the increase of energy bills," G4media.ro reported.

The statement comes in the context of part of the utility companies not adjusting their invoices to the ‘cap and subsidy’ schema enforced by the Government.

Minister Predoiu put his request in a legal context by mentioning several existing regulations regarding “the efficient fight against organized crime, human trafficking, drugs, violent crimes, forest crimes ” - without specifying which category would charging excessive gas prices would fit in.

Minister Predoiu, in his statement, directed the Public Ministry to take the necessary measures according to the legal competence to discover, prevent and effectively combat any type of criminal activity.

That might be carried out in the context of the energy crisis and rising energy bills, such as "fraud, abuse of office, unfair competition, organized criminal group,” according to a statement published on the website of the Ministry of Justice. 

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea)

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