President Iohannis signs decree to appoint Ghinea as European Funds Minister


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President Klaus Iohannis has signed on Wednesday a decree appointing Cristian Ghinea as Minister of European Funds, the sworn-in ceremony is to be held at 17.30h at the Cotroceni Palace.

The head of state has also signed the decree confirming the resignation of minister Aura Răducu.

PM Dacian Ciolos submitted on Tuesday the nomination of Cristian Ghinea, adviser to the Prime Minister, as Minister of European Funds, to President Klaus Iohannis.

Cristian Ghinea has graduated the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA) in Bucharest and has a master degree of the London School of Economics (2007-2008). He is specialized on EU’s institutional structure, media studies and decision-making transparency.

Ghinea is a Romanian publicist and political scientist, who served as manager and member of the managing board of the Romanian Center for European Policies think tank. At the end of November last year, he accepted to join the state advisers’ team within the Romanian Gov’t Chancellery in the Ciolos Cabinet.

He had a weekly political column in ‘Dilema veche‘ magazine but ended this collaboration in the autumn of last year when he took over the governmental adviser position.

The minister of the European funds, Aura Răducu resigned on Monday, being the second minister in the Ciolos cabinet who steps aside, after the Labour minister Ana Costea.

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