Following evaluations conducted on Oct 24.10.2011, the National Integrity Agency (ANI) established that Vasile Astarastoae, the Rector of the Iasi University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMF), is in an incompatibility situation, as he concurrently holds the following positions: Rector of the UMF Iasi, Director of the Iasi Institute of Legal Medicine, Dresident of the Doctors’ College in Romania and of the Doctors’ College in Iasi, Chairman of the Central Arbitrage Commission of the National Health Insurance House and a member of the Superior Commission of Legal Medicine at the “Mina Minovici” National Institute of Legal Medicine, Mediafax reports. A week ago, ANI inspectors lodged a complaint with the prosecutor’s Office against Vasile Astarastoae for conflict of interest and abuse of office against public interest.
In reply, Astarastoae stated that ANI has become his best elections agent, something that resulted in a large number of votes in the elections that took place for the office of rector of UMF Iasi. He pointed out that if it is proven in court that the offices he holds are incompatible he will resign from some of them. “I’m surprised that ANI suddenly discovers, after eight years, that I hold these offices,” Astarastoae added, being quoted by realitatea.net.