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Iulian Ernst
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Iulian studied physics at the University of Bucharest, and he sees himself as a physicist in the broadest sense of the word. He also studied economics at Charles University in Prague and Central European University in Budapest, after a master’s program in business administration at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Since recently, he’s been exploring coding and data analysis for business and economics. As a freelancer, he worked for nearly two decades as an analyst for ISI Emerging Markets, Euromonitor International, Business New Europe, but also as a consultant for OMV Petrom and UkrAgroConsult. Iulian was part of the founding team of Ziarul Financiar. At Romania Insider, which he joined in 2018, he is reviewing the latest economic developments for the premium bulletins and newsletters. He would gladly discuss topics such as macroeconomics, emerging markets, Prague, energy sector including renewable, Led Zeppelin, financial services, as well as tech start-ups and innovative technologies. Email him at iulian@romania-insider.com. 

 

Alleged preferential vaccination sparks political scandal in Romania

Romania's Social Democrats (PSD) claim that the center-right ruling coalition developed (or allowed) a parallel and preferential COVID-19 vaccination system.

PSD's backs its claims with public data revealed after a conflict over this issue between prime minister Florin Citu (Liberal, PNL) and minister of health Vlad Voiculescu (USR-PLUS).

The official data published by the Romanian minister of health, Vlad Voiculescu, on an official platform inaugurated on March 5, reveal a parallel vaccination system, according to local publication Buletin de Bucuresti.

Investigative publication Recorder.ro also reported that relatives of employees in the Army and Interior Ministry got the vaccine, although they were not part of the categories that were supposed to be vaccinated in the first two stages.

The Health Ministry's data reveals that, besides the official vaccination centers available through the official national platform through which appointments are made, there are four times more centers that do not appear on the platform. These function in locations such as hospitals, military institutions, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

For the last five days, the public figures show that more than 60% of vaccinations were made outside the vaccination centers on the official platform.

Almost 80% of the centers in Bucharest do not appear on the RoVaccinare official platform.

Of the 48 centers, only 11 are available for programming on the platform, while the others are either closed-circuit or blocked by the Institute of Public Health.

(Photo: Gov.ro)

iulian@romania-insider.com

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Iulian Ernst
Senior Editor

Iulian studied physics at the University of Bucharest, and he sees himself as a physicist in the broadest sense of the word. He also studied economics at Charles University in Prague and Central European University in Budapest, after a master’s program in business administration at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Since recently, he’s been exploring coding and data analysis for business and economics. As a freelancer, he worked for nearly two decades as an analyst for ISI Emerging Markets, Euromonitor International, Business New Europe, but also as a consultant for OMV Petrom and UkrAgroConsult. Iulian was part of the founding team of Ziarul Financiar. At Romania Insider, which he joined in 2018, he is reviewing the latest economic developments for the premium bulletins and newsletters. He would gladly discuss topics such as macroeconomics, emerging markets, Prague, energy sector including renewable, Led Zeppelin, financial services, as well as tech start-ups and innovative technologies. Email him at iulian@romania-insider.com. 

 

Alleged preferential vaccination sparks political scandal in Romania

Romania's Social Democrats (PSD) claim that the center-right ruling coalition developed (or allowed) a parallel and preferential COVID-19 vaccination system.

PSD's backs its claims with public data revealed after a conflict over this issue between prime minister Florin Citu (Liberal, PNL) and minister of health Vlad Voiculescu (USR-PLUS).

The official data published by the Romanian minister of health, Vlad Voiculescu, on an official platform inaugurated on March 5, reveal a parallel vaccination system, according to local publication Buletin de Bucuresti.

Investigative publication Recorder.ro also reported that relatives of employees in the Army and Interior Ministry got the vaccine, although they were not part of the categories that were supposed to be vaccinated in the first two stages.

The Health Ministry's data reveals that, besides the official vaccination centers available through the official national platform through which appointments are made, there are four times more centers that do not appear on the platform. These function in locations such as hospitals, military institutions, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

For the last five days, the public figures show that more than 60% of vaccinations were made outside the vaccination centers on the official platform.

Almost 80% of the centers in Bucharest do not appear on the RoVaccinare official platform.

Of the 48 centers, only 11 are available for programming on the platform, while the others are either closed-circuit or blocked by the Institute of Public Health.

(Photo: Gov.ro)

iulian@romania-insider.com

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