President Iohannis proposes PSD’s Gabriel Vlase as SIE chief


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After almost two years without a head of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE), President Klaus Iohannis has proposed PSD Deputy Gabriel Vlase for the office of SIE Director.

“On Thursday, June 14, the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, has sent a letter to the speakers of the two Chambers of Parliament, on the basis of Article 65 paragraph (2) letter h) of the Romanian Constitution, proposing the appointment to the office of Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Mr. Petru-Gabriel Vlase,” the release issued by the Presidential Administration reads.

Petru-Gabriel Vlase is deputy speaker with the Chamber of Deputies, member of the Defence, Public Order and National Security Committee and member of the Special Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate on the analysis and updating of the normative framework on national security.

Petru-Gabriel Vlase has graduated the National Defence College, the National Defence University, the Superior National Security College, the National Intelligence Academy and has the PhD degree in Military Sciences and Information with the National Information Academy.

In September 2016, the SIE director, Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, sent to the Cotroceni Palace the resignation request. Since then, the president has not made any proposal to Parliament on the nomination of a new SIE Director.

According to the legislation in force, the President sends a proposal to the Parliament for SIE Director, and the Parliament plenary accepts this proposal or not by vote.

Starting with September 29, 2016, one of the two deputies of the SIE director, General Silviu Predoiu, assures the interim management of the service.

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