Social-democrats have hired wives, children, former husbands and nephews with the state institutions

The social-democrat leaders have hired relatives in public offices, with high wages and benefitting from ‘cosy’ positions, informs. The newspaper has published an extensive analysis on what positions these relatives have taken over.

  • Agriculture Minister Petre Daea admitted last week that his daughter is hired with the ministry. “She is reviewer with a unit subordinated to the ministry. She works there for several months. It’s true and I don’t want to avoid it, I don’t have any reason. She is a child who, just like you, she wants to find a way in life. I hope she finds it, as for me as a parent, I help her find it. It’s only natural. I don’t know what her job is, this is the responsibility of those who manage the unit. I would be glad to find out she does her job and what she is asked to do,” Minister Daea has told the journalists;
  • Daea’s older daughter, Larisa Elena Popescu, owns the company ‘Piscicultorul’ and has taken in concession 505 hectares of fishing ponds in Dambovita County from the National Agency for Fishing and Aquaculture, institution subordinated to the Agriculture Ministry;
  • Petre Daea’s wife is director with the Agency for Payments and Interventions in Agriculture (APIA), subordinated to the Agriculture Ministry;
  • Dambovita County is under political control of PSD leaders Adrian Tutuianu and Rovana Plumb, Petre Daea’s party colleagues. The daughters of Adrian Tutuianu (former head of the parliamentary committee for SRI control and until recently Defence Minister) were taken good care of. Ruxandra Tutuianu is employed as legal adviser with the Bucharest City Hall run by PSD’s Gabriela Firea, informs. During the protests early this year against Emergency Ordinance 13, Tutuianu’s daughter said the protesters make her ‘sick’ and said they went to the streets ‘like sheep’;
  • Adrian Tutuianu’s wife is employed with the Dambovita County Council, institution ran by Tutuianu during 2012-2016;
  • Delia Iordache, 25, daughter of former Justice Minister Florin Iordache, is employed by the National Bank of Romania and works at the BNR chancellery. Before working for BNR, she worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), the department for relations with Romanians everywhere;
  • Andreea Cosma, daughter of Prahova County PSD ‘baron’ Mircea Cosma (sentenced to 8 years in prison in the first court), has reached the position of PSD deputy following an interesting move… 2 social-democrats, positioned ahead of her on the electoral lists, have resigned from parliament to make room for her. Andreea Cosma herself is prosecuted for abuse of office. Her brother, Vlad Cosma, had been PSD MP during 2012-2016 and is a good friend of fugitive Sebastian Ghita;
  • PSD deputy Corina Bogaciu, 27, is the daughter of a local councillor of Voluntari commune (near Bucharest), cousin and godfather of Voluntari Mayor Florentin Pandele;
  • Ioana Bran, at her first MP mandate, is secretary of the Chamber of Deputies leadership body. Her father is a well known distiller in Bran locality and sponsor of PSD. Ioana Bran’s brother, Daniel, was adviser of former minister Daniel Constantin with the Agriculture Ministry;
  • Andreea-Maria Arcan Apostol, daughter of PSD Neamţ Senator Emilia Arcan, was appointed in May by former PM Sorin Grindeanu as Vice-president with the national Agency of Public Servants (ANFP), position assimilated to the rank of State Secretary;
  • Interior Minister Carmen Dan has appointed former associate, Tudorel Pieleanu, as deputy of the Teleorman County Police. Pieleanu was deputy-Prefect of Teleorman County and shareholder of Way Storage SRL, company founded together with Carmen Dan, according to ‘Liber in Teleorman’;
  • Dan Dumitrescu, the son of Mircea Dumitrescu – public administrator of Teleorman County, was appointed in early August by PM Mihai Tudose as State Secretary with the Health Ministry, after being dismissed from this very office by the former PM Sorin Grindeanu;
  • Akram Shhaideh, husband of Development Minister Sevil Shhaideh, has been hired this summer as councillor with the Agriculture Ministry;
  • The wife of PSD deputy Eugen Nicolicea, journalist by profession, is employed by a state company, national natural gas carrier Transgaz;
  • Attorney Cristian Winzer, said to be close to PSD leader Liviu Dragnea, was appointed recently as State Secretary with the Foreign Ministry, although he has no expedience in diplomacy. He is the son of Major in reserve Petru Winzer, the one who was caught in 2013 copying during an exam for the Court of Auditors. Nevertheless Petru Winzer is still employed by the Court of Auditors. Asked by B1 TV, the court’s representatives said the father of the freshly appointed State Secretary with the Foreign Ministry is currently an external public auditor and has monthly earnings of RON 7,652 (approx. EUR 1,700). Since 2013 the daughter of Petru Winzer is also employed by the Court of Auditors as councillor;
  • Labour Minister Lia Olguta Vasilescu has taken care of her former husband, Ovidiu Wlasopol, informs. He has been appointed in the leadership of the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) with a monthly wage of EUR 14,000 per month. During the hearings for nomination, he was asked by a MP about the difference between RBNS and IBNR and Wlasopol’s answer was ‘I don’t know’;
  • Minister Vasilescu’s current partner in life, Claudiu Manda, has been recently appointed Chairman of the parliamentary committee for SRI control.


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