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October 22, 2021

President Iohannis signs appointment decree for Labour Minister Dragos Pislaru

President Klaus Iohannis has signed on Monday the decree of appointment of Dragos Pislaru as Labour minister.

Pislaru, a former economic advisor of Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos, will be sworn in at 6pm at the Cotroceni Palace, seat of the Presidential Administration.

Ciolos had nominated Pislaru earlier in the morning.

Former Labour Minister Ana Costea on Thursday tendered her resignation.

Two days previously, at the end of a meeting of the Three-Part Commission, Cosmin Andreica, advisor to the labour minister, said Costea decided to withdraw a draft emergency ordinance on public pay, quoting her as saying she is ready to tender her resignation if the Government disagrees with her decision.

On Wednesday, governmental spokesman Dan Suciu said the Government will be working on a new piece of legislation regarding public pay, given that an ordinance to this end unveiled one week previously was discarded.

The President also signed the decree for Ana Costea’s discharge.


Dragos Pislaru’s biography



Dragos Pislaru, born in Bucharest on 23 March 1976, is an economic analyst experienced in structural reforms, local development and competitiveness increase, according to his resume on www.sape-energie.ro.

He graduated from the International Business and Economics Faculty of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies in 1998; he continued with a Master’s Degree in European Integration in 1999.

MSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2000).

Diploma of ‘Entrepreneurship – Case Study Centered Learning’ at the Harvard Business School (2006).

PhD in economy at the National Institute of Economic Research of the Romanian Academy (2013).

Assistant Professor at the International Business and Economics Faculty of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (November 1999 – September 2007).

Associate researcher at the Romanian Center for Economic Policies (December 2000 – November 2005).

Manager of the Group of Applied Economists (June 2004 – December 2006).

General manager of the GEA Strategy & Consulting Company (December 2006 – November 2015).

Worked on several projects on European policies, as analyst and national expert on competitiveness, sustainable development and economic growth engines.

Member of the Consultative College of the Competition Council; of the Romanian Society of Economics (SOREC); of the Competitiveness Institute network; of Team Europe 2005-2008 of the European Commission / Romania.

Representative of the London School of Economics alumni association of Romania; of the task force for SMEs and business environment improvement of the Ministry of Economy.

State counselor on economic matters in the chancellery of Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos since 8 December 2015.

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