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a candle for my son!

Petre Roman, Senator, Former Prime Minister

Petre Roman
  Politician

Born: July 22, 1946, Bucharest, son of Valter Roman and Hortensia Roman (b. Hortensia Vallejo, of Spanish origin)

Married to Mioara Iulia Roman, Professor of Arabic civilization, language and literature at the University of Bucharest (divorces on April  6, 2007). Two daughters, Catinca and Oana (b.13.04.1976)

Religion: Orthodox

Nationality: Romanian

Citizenship: Romanian

Studies

  • 1959-1963 - Informatics High School, Bucharest
  • 1963-1968 - Graduated (top of class) the Electric Engineering College, Hydroenergetic Section, Bucharest Polytechnic Institute
  • 1971 - Master, Diplome d’Etudes approfondies at Fluids Mechanics Institute, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France
  • 1971-1974 - Doctoral studies and PhD at Fluids Mechanics Institute, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France

Professional activity

  • Since 1968 - Lecturer with the Electric Engineering College of the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute 
  • Since 1976 - Head of projects with the same Institute
  • Since 1985 - Head of Hydraulics and Hydraulic Car Department, Faculty of Hydrotechnics, Bucharest Polytechnic Institute

Political activity

  • December 22, 1989 - pronounced the first Declaration against the dictatorship, when Ceausescu escaped from the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party
  • December 1989 - Founding Member of the National Salvation Front (FSN)
  • December 1989- September 1991 - the First Prime Minister of the post-communist government of Romania
  • 1990- FSN Deputy
  • 1992-1993 - President of FSN (turned in 1993 into the Democratic Party)
  • 1992-1996 - Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Chairman of the Defense Committee
  • 1993-2004 - President of the Democratic Party, the third largest party in the new Parliament, elected on November 26, 2000
  • 1993-1996 - Special Rapporteur to the North Atlantic Assembly
  • 1995-1997 - Co-President of the Social Democratic Union (USD= PD+PSDR)
  • 1996-1997 - USD Bucharest Senator, Chairman of Senate
  • 1996 - as candidate in the 1996 presidential elections, Petre Roman received 22% of the popular vote. His endorsement for the candidate of the Civic Alliance in the second round of the presidential elections, played a crucial role in the election of Emil Constantinescu as President of Romania
  • 1997-1999 - PD Bucharest Senator, Chairman of Senate
  • 1997-1998 - Acting President, Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation
  • December 1999 - December 2000 - Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 2000-2004 - Senator (PD)
  • May 2001 - replaced by Traian Basescu as President of the Democratic Party
  • February 12, 2004 - resigns from PD and launches the new party "Forta Democrata" (the Democratic Force)
  • April 24, 2004 - launches, together with Ion Iliescu, "Polul Social - Noua Stanga" (the Social Pole - The New Left)

Published works

Scientific

  • 1981 - Introduction to the physics of fluids pollution
  • 1982 - The movement of the compressible fluids with heat transfer
  • 1989 - Hydrology and protection of water quality
  • 1989 - Fluids mechanics
  • 1978 - The nuclear energy file: risk and security, co-author
  • 1978 - Water and pollution, co-author
  • 1985 - Special problems in hydromechanics, co-author
  • 1990 - Dynamic hydrology, co-author

Memoirs and Political Analysis>

  • 1992 - Le devoir de liberté (France)
  • 1994, 2000 - Libertatea ca datorie (Freedom as duty) (Romania)
  • 1995 - Romania, Whereto?
  • 1999 - Political Notebook: A Political Vision on Romania's Development Strategy at the Threshold of Centuries
  • 2002 - Petre Roman. Marturii provocate - Convorbiri cu Elena Stefoi (Petre Roman. Instigated Testimonies. Talks with Elena Stefoi)

Orders and Decorations

  • 1990 - The High Order of the Colombian Republic
  • 1990 - Traian Vuia Award of the Romanian Academy 
  • 1991 - The Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the French Republic
  • 1991 - The Grand Cross of the National Order of the Republic of Ecuador

Hobbies

  • Sports, hunting, reading

Foreign Languages

  • French, English, Spanish, Italian, Russian
 

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