Romania’s new government takes office

Romania’s new government sworn in on January 4 this year after receiving a vote of confidence from the Romanian Parliament. This happened after the Social Democratic Party won the elections on December 11, 2016 with the promise of increasing government spending on health care, salaries and pensions.

The new government is headed by Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu and is composed of 26 ministers:

Sorin Grindeanu – Prime Minister
Sevil Shhaideh – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds
Daniel Constantin – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment
Alexandru Petrescu – Minister of Economy
Andreea Pastarnac – Minister for Romanians Abroad
Mihaela Virginia Toader – Minister-Delegate for European Funds
Ana Birchall – Minister-Delegate for European Affairs
Daniela Carmen Dan – Minister for Internal Affairs
Petre Daea – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Gabriel Les – Minister of National Defence
Ionut Vulpescu – Minister of Culture and National Identity
Pavel Nastase – Minister of National Education
Serban Constantin – Valeca Minister of Research and Innovation
Viorel Stefan – Minister of Public Finance
Florin Iordache – Minister of Justice
Adriana Petcu – Minister of Waters and Forestry
Lia Olguta Vasilescu – Minister of Labour and Social Justice
Augustin Jianu – Minister of Communications and Information Society
Florian Bodog – Minister of Healthcare
Marius Alexandru Dunca – Minister of Youth and Sports
Razvan Alexandru Cuc – Minister of Transport
Gabriel Petrea – Minister of Public Consultation and Social Dialogue
Florin Nicolae Jianu – Minister for Business Milieu, Commerce and Entrepreneurship
Mircea Titus Dobre – Minister of Tourism
Gratiela Gavrilescu – Minister for Relations with Parliament
Toma Petcu – Minister for Energy
Teodor Meleșcanu – Minister for Foreign Affairs

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