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

   

Focus

Launch of the accreditation procedures for foreign media representatives and foreign observers for the election of Romanian members of the European Parliament

04/10/19

According to Law No. 33/2007 for the organization of the European Parliament elections, republished and with subsequent amendments and supplements, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a series of administrative–organizational tasks in the context of…

High level conference ‘Greater resilience to ensure free and fair elections’, organised in Brussels by the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU

04/01/19

While counting down to the May 2019 European elections, the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, with the support of the European Security and Defence College and the Council of the EU, and at the initiative of Alina Bârgăoanu, member of…