|Member of the of Senate of Romania|
|Prime Minister||Emil Boc|
|Member of the European Parliament|
16 April 1962 |
Mihaela Popa (born April 16, 1962) is a politician from Romania. A member of the Democratic Liberal Party, she served as a member of the European Parliament (2007–2009). Mihaela Popa has been a member of the Senate of Romania since 2008.
Valeriu Boboc Prize
The initiative regarding founding Valeriu Boboc Prize for the liberty of press and defending of democratic values was launched on April 19, 2010 by Mihaela Popa. She said in front of the Senate that "April 7 events opened the way of Moldova to Europe and Boboc is no longer just a name, but a symbol of struggle for democratic values and freedom of expression." On April 23, the newspaper of a former ally of Communists Iurie Roşca, Flux, had a very hostile reaction to the initiative. The memorandum regarding founding the Prize "Valeriu Boboc" for the liberty of press and defending of democratic values was adopted on April 30, 2010 by the permanent bureau of the Romanian Senate.