The Romanian Foreign Ministry has a new spokesman starting today - Ilie Banica, 38, first secretary of the European affairs section of Romania’s Embassy to the Hague, the NewsIn news agency reports. Banica replaces Corina Vintan who resigned last weekend.

The new spokesman had previously worked on EU issues within the Foreign Ministry and has served as press attache of the Romanian Embassy to Brussels. Prior to 1995, he workes as anchor for Romanian TV station Antena 1.