Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Baconschi is accused of nepotism after he appointed an inexperienced and inappropriately trained 25-year-old woman in charge of the professional training of members of the diplomatic corps within the Diplomatic Institute, realitatea.net informs, quoting the romaniacurata.ro website. The appointment was made one year ago. The young woman is the daughter of Gheorghe Benea, the latter being a PDL member and director of the Romanian Lottery. Baconschi, who is also the President of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute (IDR), did not comment for the time being. IDR Director Radu Carp however claims that the accusations are not real. “You’ll see the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s point of view. I won’t make any comments until then. All I can tell you is that all that has been said is not true,” Carp said. According to realitatea.net, before handling the professional training of diplomats, Alexandra Laura Benea had an insignificant professional career: secretary at her father’s company, public servant within the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Cluj and public relations advisor at a television station in Cluj. The same source also shows that although she has been director of IDR’s Professional Training Department for a year, Alexandra Benea has currently signed up for a diplomatic training course. In other words, she is preparing to attend a course organized by the very department she leads.