Adrian Nastase’s youngest son will deal with EU-Russia relationship for MEP Catalin Ivan
Mihnea Nastase , 22, the youngest son of former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase, has become PSD MEP Catalin Ivan’s adviser, and will deal, among other things, with the ‘EU-Russia relationship’, Libertatea informs, quoted by ziare.com.
“I met Mihnea at the European Parliament where he had collaborations with colleagues from PSD MEPs delegation. When a place in the team was vacated, I called him to work together. I’ve had several discussions with Mihnea and I decided to hire him. He is a very well prepared young man, with good sense and willing to work. Obviously it mattered and that I know his father, but this wasn’t decisive in taking my decision . Mihnea will deal with the foreign relations in my team, the relationship between the EU and Russia,” said MEP Catalin Ivan.
Catalin Ivan is a known adversary of Prime Minister Victor Ponta and a close friend of former PM Adrian Nastase.
Mihnea Nastase underwent political studies in London and now he is undergoing his master work, the source says.
Broker Cristian Sima, who fled to Switzerland after a scandal in the country, posted on Facebook a comment in January regarding the studies of Mihnea Nastase.
“Prince Dimitrie Sturdza (…) made up a scholarship for a Romanian student to study at high school Alpinum (Switzerland). The high school fee was of CHF 80,000 per year. The scholarship was won by Mihnea Nastase, who studied there during 2007-2011. The scholarship was then disbanded, it had practically a single student. Mihnea did not have the marks his father wanted him to have. In the end, Mihnea could not go to Cambridge, where his father wanted him to study and Adrian (Nastase) made scandal in the high school,” wrote Sima at the time.
“The first year was an easy one, the problems began in high school during the 3rd and 4th year, especially for baccalaureate,” Sima wrote.
Mihnea Nastase has also been subject for the press in 2010. He drew a swastika on his hand during a party, and his father punished him by sending him on vacation to the “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for Holocaust Studies in Romania to learn about Nazi crimes.