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April 14, 2021

Invitations scandal: ICR Paris director Fulicea resigns

Yvette Fulicea, director of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) Paris, on Friday tendered her resignation from office following an incident regarding invitations sent to a reception party on the occasion of President Klaus Iohannis’ visit to Paris.

‘Mrs Yvette Fulicea on Friday, February 13, 2015, tendered her resignation as director of ICR Paris. The chairman of ICR accepted the resignation,’ reads a press release issued by ICR on Friday.

On Tuesday, ICR Chairman Lilian Zamfiroiu recommended the commencement of office revoking procedures in the case of Fulicea.

Following the same incident, Romania’s Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu, ordered the immediate cessation of the permanent mission with the Romanian Embassy to France of the diplomat who was responsible for the incident, as well as the end of the diplomat’s employment by MAE.

In a letter to Romania’s ambassador in Paris Bogdan Mazuru, author Radu Portocala claims that attached to the e-mailed invitation to attend the reception party was a file with the names of the invitees accompanied by comments such as ‘undesirable,’ ‘detestable,’ ‘wants to come with wife.’


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