Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Liviu Dragnea said on Friday that he did not nominate Marian Burcea to head the National Health Insurance House (CNAS). "I did not nominate Mr Burcea to CNAS, which does not mean that I had or I have a bad opinion of him, but if the investigators have reached such conclusion, they should follow the lead. There is no influence of mine over the nomination or appointment of Mr Burcea to head CNAS, but I do not want to comment more on what is in the case because I do not know. (...) If it is in the DNA report, let them investigate to see what it is," Dragnea said at Parliament House.
Prime Minister Mihai Tudose's decision to dismiss Marian Burcea from the position of member on the board of directors and chairman of the National Health Insurance House (CNAS) in the rank of state secretary was published on Friday in the Official Journal. Under the same decision, Razvan Teohari Vulcanescu, deputy chairman of CNAS, will carry out the duties of the chairman until the appointment of the next head of the institution. Burcea has been detained by prosecutors of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA), along with 13 other people, DNA reported on Friday, in a press statement.