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Gabriel Vlase – sworn in as SIE Director

Gabriel Vlase was sworn in at the Cotroceni Palace in the office of Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE), none of the Parliament speakers being present.

The sworn in ceremony was not attended by Liviu Dragnea or Calin Popescu Tariceanu. Claudiu Manda, the head of the Parliamentary SRI Control Commission attended the ceremony.

PSD chairman Liviu Dragnea explained he had not taken part in the new SIE head’s swearing-in ceremony at Cotroceni Palace because the “head of state is not observing the Constitution and is endorsing the criminal complaints against the prime minister”

PSD’s Gabriel Vlase was validated on Wednesday by the joint plenary session of Parliament on Wednesday at the helm of the Romania’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE).

Gabriel Vlase had been validated on Monday for the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE) top position by the specialized committee, with only one vote against, following the proposal put forward by President Klaus Iohannis.

“I cannot say I have major goals, in the way that radical changes must be operated starting the second day. There are situations dragging for some years on harmonizing the legislation for the legislation is quite old (…) Meanwhile, Romania became NATO member, with responsibilities in the European and North American areas. Secondly, there are the service’s specific issues, on employment, benefits, the part related to the SIE employees,” Vlase said after the hearing in the SIE control committee early this week.

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