About Us

The Ambassador


Luminiţa Teodora ODOBESCU


Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union


  

Professional experience

 

Since September 2015

Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union

November 2012- August 2015

State Counsellor at the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, Ambassador, adviser to the Prime Minister on EU and Foreign Policy

December 2014

Promoted to the rank of Ambassador

February -November 2012

State Secretary on European affairs in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

June 2008- February 2012

Director General of the European Union Department, MFA

December 2007- June 2008

Counsellor, EU Policies Department, MFA

August-December 2007

Counsellor at Trade Policies General Department, Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce, Tourism and Liberal Occupations

April 2005-August 2007

Counsellor/Mertens- The Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union (Brussels)

September 2002-April 2005

First secretary at the Romanian Mission to the EU (Brussels)

July-September 2002 

Head of unit, Secretariat-General of the Romanian Government

2001- 2002        

Head of unit, MFA 

1999-2001 

Head of unit, Counsellor in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce

1995-1999 

Desk officer in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce

1992-1995 

Researcher at „Virgil Madgearu” National Institute

 

Education and training

2003 

PhD in International Economic Relations at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest

1987-1992 

Trade Faculty, Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest

Foreign Languages  

 
English

Fluent

French

Fluent

Spanish

Intermediate level

 

Additional Information

 

April 2007 

Romanian Order of Merit for Diplomatic service, in rank of Officer 

April 2015

French National Order of the Legion of Honour

   

Participation of the State Secretary for European Affairs, Cristian Bădescu, in the meeting of the EU Member States Foreign Affairs Council

06/20/16

The State Secretary for European Affairs, Cristian Bădescu, has participated today, June 20, 2016, in the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), organized in Luxembourg. On the meeting agenda, were included the following topical issues: the…

Official opening of the Annual Meeting of Romanian Diplomacy, the 2014 edition

08/26/14

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is organizing, between 27 and 29 August 2014, the Annual Meeting of Romanian Diplomacy, a traditional event dedicated to the Romanian diplomatic and consular corps. Members of the Romanian Government and Parliament,…