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Important21 April 2019 14:00

The men of the week - Ruslan Codreanu, the mayor of Chișinău

This week, one year has passed since Ruslan Codreanu is the Interim Mayor of Chisinau, an opportunity to take a short summary of his work.

The first conclusion is that during this period the City Hall of Chisinau has not been “linked” with any political scandal (with the exception of some situations recorded during the early elections of the mayor last year). There were no major confrontations between the Mayoralty and the  Municipal Council Chisinau, no dissatisfaction of the parties to the City Hall or other such situations. In a way, Ruslan Codreanu managed to eliminate or mitigate political manifestations in relation to the City Hall of the capital.

Another important conclusion is that during this period a lot of work has been done, and PR has not been done at all. This is easy to explain, even though Ruslan Codreanu is not a political player (at least, for the time being) and did not have a direct interest in doing his PR. On the contrary, it often gave the impression that he deliberately excluded the PR, which he could easily do on the basis of really good actions.

Another conclusion is that during this period Ruslan Codreanu managed to visibly increase the efficiency of the capital city hall and eliminate some of the barriers that hampered its good activity.

Also during that period, it was seen that Ruslan Codreanu is consistent in statements and actions, and if he sets a goal, he goes firmly on his realization, regardless of the obstacles that are placed on him. It’s a “golden” quality for a person in such an important position as the Mayor of the capital, or even interim.

Another important conclusion is that Ruslan Codreanu seems to be able to find a common language with everybody, he does not hide in the office, he even communicates with those who have diametrically opposed views and if he does not convince them to accept his position, at least such talks are not scandalous.

This year, Ruslan Codreanu surprised us by the performance of the leadership of the City Hall of the capital. The question is whether he will succeed in doing so further, because the general local elections are approaching, and they cannot leave their mark on the activity of the City Hall of the capital.

TRIBUNA states: Ruslan Codreanu was born on October 15, 1980. He studied at “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, between 1998-2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree in the history and economy of the European Union. He then studied at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, for the period 2013-2014. She holds a degree of Master in Public Management. From March 2004 to March 2008 he worked at the Ministry of Economy and Trade of the Republic of Moldova. He has held several positions: Specialist in the Economic Adjustment Division in the European Integration Process (2004-2005), Principal Specialist in the Economic Adjustments Division in the European Integration Process (2005-2006), the President of the Economic Adjustments Division in the Integration Process (2006-2007), Head of the Economic Adjustments Division in the European Integration Process (2007-2008). From March 2008 to March 2015, he worked at the State Chancellery of the Government of the Republic of Moldova since January 2013, being head of the General Directorate for Politics Coordination, External Assistance and Central Public Administration Reform. From July 2015 until November 2017 he was a municipal councillor in the  Municipal Council Chisinau, the president of the PPEM fraction. At the same time, since March 2015, he has also worked at the Institute for European Politics and Reforms, being a moderator of the reform of the public system and expert in the reform of Chisinau City Hall. From November 2017 he is interim mayor of Chisinau municipality, and in 2018 became deputy mayor.

Translator: Mihaela Grosu


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