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 


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


Desk officer in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce


Researcher at „Virgil Madgearu” National Institute


Education and training


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


Trade Faculty, Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest

Foreign Languages  






Intermediate level


Additional Information


Noiembrie 2019

National Order ”Star of Romania” with the rank of Knight

April 2015

French National Order of the Legion of Honour

April 2007 

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



Photo exhibition “30” dedicated to the anniversary of the Romanian Revolution of 1989, opened at the EU Council, Atrium area


In 2019, we honour the memory of those who 30 years ago took the streets and stood for free and democratic Romania! Do not miss the exhibition “30” opened at the EU Council, Justus Lipsius building - Atrium area. You will see powerful images of those …

The message of Minister for European Affairs George Ciamba at the end of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union


“Presiding over the Council was the maturity test for Romania and a means to reconfirm its attachment to the European project” – George Ciamba We are preparing to hand over the Presidency of the EU Council after six intense months,…