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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. 

 

RO officials probed for embezzlement in sea rescue ships procurement

Several employees of the Romanian Agency for Saving Human Life at Sea (ARSVOM), including the agency’s director, are investigated by the National Anticorruption Directorate for the purchase of four ships at a price of RON 85 mln (nearly EUR 20 mln, VAT excluded), allegedly twice the market price, G4media.ro reported.

The ships were reportedly purchased from Estonia through several intermediaries. The head of the agency allegedly received 3% of the value of the deal.

Transport ministry Catalin Drula said that the irregularity was spotted by the control body of his ministry, which supervises the activity of ARSVOM.

Four of the defendants were detained on Tuesday, June 29, and one was placed under house arrest. On Wednesday, June 30, the DNA Constanța prosecutors sent the judges a request for pre-trial detention for 30 days regarding three defendants and placing two defendants under house arrest for the same period.

(Photo: Vlad Ispas/ Dreamstime)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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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. 

 

RO officials probed for embezzlement in sea rescue ships procurement

Several employees of the Romanian Agency for Saving Human Life at Sea (ARSVOM), including the agency’s director, are investigated by the National Anticorruption Directorate for the purchase of four ships at a price of RON 85 mln (nearly EUR 20 mln, VAT excluded), allegedly twice the market price, G4media.ro reported.

The ships were reportedly purchased from Estonia through several intermediaries. The head of the agency allegedly received 3% of the value of the deal.

Transport ministry Catalin Drula said that the irregularity was spotted by the control body of his ministry, which supervises the activity of ARSVOM.

Four of the defendants were detained on Tuesday, June 29, and one was placed under house arrest. On Wednesday, June 30, the DNA Constanța prosecutors sent the judges a request for pre-trial detention for 30 days regarding three defendants and placing two defendants under house arrest for the same period.

(Photo: Vlad Ispas/ Dreamstime)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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