Dragos Cristian Dinu (left) is officially the new Minister for European Funds. President Klaus Iohannis has signed on Thursday the decree appointing him to replace Cristian Ghinea, and the swearing-in ceremony is to take place at 18:30h at Cotroceni Palace.
“The President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, has signed on Thursday, October 27 the decree in which he takes note of Mr. Cristian Ghinea’s resignation from the position of Minister of European Funds. Also, the President of Romania has signed a decree to appoint Mr. Dragos Cristian Dinu as the Minister for European Funds,” the Presidential Administration informs.
Cristian Dragos Dinu, 38, is Secretary of state with the Ministry for European Funds since May 2016.
According to a Government release, Dragos Dinu is a specialist in public management, including European funds management.
“Since 2008 he has been an international and national expert in areas such as functional analysis, strategic planning, public policies, institutional analysis and development. In this capacity, he represented international institutions such as the World Bank or UNICEF and coordinated and implemented projects in public institutions in Romania, Georgia, Estonia, the Republic of Moldova, Macedonia, Kosovo or Serbia,” the cited release reads.
Moreover, the Government informs that since May this year Dinu has been Secretary of State with the European Funds Ministry, and his role “focused on major and topical processes on European funds management such as: the designation of the management authorities for the period 2014-2020 or lifting and closing the ex-ante conditionalities corresponding to the Partnership Agreement 2014 — 2020.”
Cristian Ghinea submitted his resignation Wednesday in order to run for USR for the Chamber of Deputies.