New Changes in the State Institutions: Dismissals, Recalls, and Resignations

New Changes in the State Institutions: Dismissals, Recalls, and Resignations
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20 September 2021 | 12:48

The Director of the National Agency for the Settlement of Appeals Anatolie Zagorodnîi was dismissed from office

Parliament approved on Thursday, September 16, with 56 votes the resignation request of the former democratic deputy Anatolie Zagorodnii from the position of director of the National Agency for the Settlement of Appeals. In July 2020, ZdG wrote that the Action and Solidarity Party deputy, Dumitru Alaiba, notified the Constitutional Court regarding the appointment of Anatolie Zagorodnii to the head of the National Agency for the Settlement of Appeals, for a term of 7 years. Dumitru Alaiba claimed that Zagorodnîi was appointed even though he did not have the necessary experience. The parliamentarian then demanded that the decision be declared unconstitutional, a notification which, however, was soon rejected by the Constitutional Court. Although Zagorodnîi was dismissed by the Parliament in July 2019, he returned on November 9, 2019. Zagorodnii was reinstated by the Chișinău Court of Justice that annulled the then decision of the Parliament.

Anatolie Zagorodnii is one of the 14 communist deputies who on December 21, 2015, announced their “detachment from the Communist Party” and the formation of the Social-Democratic Parliamentary Platform “For Moldova”. Subsequently, all 14 deputies joined the Democratic Party.

Magistrate Olga Ionașcu was suspended from office by the Superior Council of Magistracy

Magistrate Olga Ionașcu from the Chișinău Court, Buiucani office, was suspended from the position of judge by the Superior Council of Magistracy on Tuesday, September 14, after it was found that she had committed judicial misconduct. Judge Olga Ionașcu was suspended from office by the Superior Council of Magistracy for not meeting the deadlines for drafting court decisions.

In October 2018, Olga Ionașcu was found guilty of “violating the deadlines for fulfilling the procedural actions that directly affected the rights of the participants in the process.” Ionașcu has been a judge since March 2017.

Maia Sandu signed the decree regarding the dismissal of Igor Gorgan from the position of Chief of the General Staff of the National Army

President Maia Sandu signed the decree regarding the dismissal of Igor Gorgan from the position of Chief of the General Staff of the National Army. Gorgan was appointed to this position in July 2019, but he also held it between 2013 and 2016.

Adrian Morărescu resigned from the position of Deputy Head of the Customs Service

The deputy head of the Customs Service, Adrian Morărescu, submitted a resignation request. In a comment for Ziarul de Gardă, the spokesperson of the Customs Service, Olesea Pușcașu, informed us that Morărescu submitted the request on Wednesday, September 15. In this context, the spokesperson of the institution mentioned that she “does not know” for what reasons Morărescu is leaving the Customs Service and that for the time being there is no order regarding his dismissal.

Adrian Morărescu was appointed Deputy Director of the Customs Service and Head of the Anti-Fraud and Compliance Department in January 2020. Previously, in 2010-2020, Morărescu held the position of Head of the Customs Obligation Collection and Legal Assistance Department of the Customs Service. Morărescu started his activity in 2005.

Earlier, the deputy of the Action and Solidarity Party Igor Talmazan, who was appointed director of the Customs Service, was presented on Monday to the institution’s staff. By order of the Minister of Finance, Igor Talmazan was appointed director of the Customs Service, starting with Monday, September 6.

General Manager of Moldelectrica Company Ghennadi Dimov, dismissed

The general manager of Moldelectrica company Ghennadi Dimov was dismissed. The announcement was made on Friday, September 17, by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Andrei Spînu, who signed an order in this regard.

Ghennadi Dimov was appointed general manager of Moldelectrica in 2008. According to the wealth declaration, in 2020 Dimov indicated an annual salary of 45,000 euros from Moldelectrica. In the declaration of wealth, Dimov also indicated a 138 square meter apartment worth 40,000 euros, a Mercedes GLE-250d, manufactured in 2017 and purchased in 2019 for 50,000 euros. He has five bank accounts – one in euros, two in dollars, and two in lei, of 67,900 euros, 20,176 dollars, and 890,955 lei (nearly 44,000 euros e.n.)

Moldovan Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Cyprus, recalled by the Government

The Moldovan Ambassador to Greece and the Republic of Cyprus Anatol Vangheli was recalled on Wednesday, September 15, in Chișinău. A decision in this regard was taken by the Cabinet of Ministers.

“I ask for the approval of the project regarding the recall of Ambassador Anatolie Vangheli from Greece and Cyprus. The mandate has expired,” declared the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicu Popescu.

In 2017, Anatol Vangheli was appointed to the position of Ambassador to Greece and Cyprus. In his last wealth declaration, from 2015, Anatol Vangheli mentions an income of over 8,000 euros at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He owns an urban land acquired in 2007, as well as an apartment of 90 m.p. acquired in the same year. Vangheli has owned, since 2015, a BMW car and another Dacia Duster, bought in the same year. Vangheli previously held the position of Deputy Director, International Economic Relations Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as Ambassador of Moldova to Israel.

Earlier, the government recalled the Moldovan ambassador to Israel and the former socialist deputy current Moldovan ambassador to Belarus.

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