Romanian regulatory reshuffle

22 Sep 2008

The Romanian government has dissolved the country’s telecoms regulator ANRCTI and replaced it with a new body, the National Communications Authority (ANC). The change has been enforced by Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu who is thought to be keen to block attempts by the former head of ANRCTI, Dan Georgescu, at regaining his position. Last month, Georgescu mounted a legal battle to overturn the decision to oust him as president of ANRCTI. The reorganisation of the regulator, which has been carried out via an emergency ordinance, means that even if his legal case is successful Georgescu will be unable to demand his old job back. His replacement at ANRCTI, Dorin-Liviu Nistoran, has been installed as the new president of the ANC.