The Romanian journalist Radu Călin Cristea was proposed by Romanian Government as a member of CNA, on the vacant spot that remained after Mihai Malaimare quitted the institution, Mediafax writes.
Cristea was scheduled for hearings within Parliament’s Culture Commissions but he didn’t make it to the hearings until this news was submitted.
Mihai Malaimare resigned from his position as CNA member on January 11th. More info on his resignation are available here.
Radu Călin Cristea is known to be close to Romanian Liberal Party. In October 2012, he was the proposal of PNL parliamentary groups in Representative Chambers and Senate to become CNA member. In spite of that, when the hearings in Parliamentary commissions took place, he was nowhere to be found on the proposals lists, with PNL proposal on lists being Viorel-Vasile Buda, that later was elected CNA vice-president
Radu Călin Cristea is journalist, former Radio Free Europe correspondent, writer and former director of Romanian National Literature Museum.
Last year, he managed Romanian State TV for a month. Later, he was appointed interim editor-in- chief for Literature-Art redaction within TVR’s Editorial Direction.