|Minister for Infrastructure Projects of National Interest and Foreign Investment|
21 December 2012
|President||Crin Antonescu (has been acting)|
|Prime Minister||Victor Ponta|
|Member of the Senate of Romania|
19 December 2008
|Constituency||30-Olt, Electoral district No. 3|
9 April 1973 |
|Political party||Social Democratic Party (until 2014)|
|Alma mater||University of Bucharest|
Dan-Coman Șova (born 9 April 1973 in Bucharest) is a Romanian lawyer and politician. A member of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), he has sat in the Romanian Senate since 2008, representing Olt County.
Dan Șova was appointed Minister for Infrastructure Projects of National Interest and Foreign Investment on 21 December 2012. Previously, he served as Minister Delegate for Liaison with Parliament
In 2012, while he was his party's spokesperson, he said in a TV program that "no Jews suffered from the hands of Romanians" during the Holocaust, a statement for which he had to apologize the next day. He was then sent to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, to learn about the Holocaust in Romania.
In August 2014, he was put under investigation for complicity to abuse of office.
On 25 September 2017, Șova was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment and €100,000 forfeiture for influence peddling, subject to appeal.
- University of Bucharest CV
- "Dan Șova" (in Romanian). University of Bucharest. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
- Dragan, Flavia (March 6, 2012). "Şova îşi cere scuze că a negat Holocaustul" (in Romanian). Romania libera. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
- "Dan Sova a fost inlocuit din functia de purtator de cuvant al PSD si trimis la Muzeul Holocaustului" (in Romanian). Pro TV. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
- "Anticorruption Directorate: Senator Sova under criminal investigation for complicity to abuse of office". Agerpres. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
- "Former Romanian senator gets three-year prison sentence for influence peddling". Romania-Insider.com. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
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