Rovana Plumb

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Rovana Plumb
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Minister of European Funds
In office
29 January 2018 – 24 April 2019
Prime MinisterViorica Dăncilă
Preceded byMarius Nica
Succeeded byRoxana Mînzatu
President of the Social Democratic Party
In office
24 June 2015 – 22 July 2015
Preceded byVictor Ponta
Succeeded byLiviu Dragnea
Minister of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elders
In office
5 March 2014 – 9 November 2015
Prime MinisterVictor Ponta
Preceded byMariana Câmpeanu
Succeeded byClaudia-Ana Costea
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
In office
7 May 2012 – 5 March 2014
Prime MinisterVictor Ponta
Preceded byAttila Korodi
Succeeded byAttila Korodi
Personal details
Born (1960-06-22) 22 June 1960 (age 62)
Bucharest, Romania
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Other political
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Party of European Socialists
EducationBucharest University of Economic Studies

Rovana Plumb (born 22 June 1960) is a Romanian politician of the Social Democratic Party (PSD). She was appointed Minister of Environment and Forests (now Minister of Environment and Climate Change) on 7 May 2012.[1] From 5 March 2014 to 9 November 2015, she was the Minister of Labor, Family, Social Protection and Elderly in the Government of Romania.[citation needed] In March 2015, Rovana Plumb was elected President of the National Council of PSD.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Plumb attended the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies (ASE).

Political career[edit]

Plumb served as a member of the Parliament of Romania from 2004 to 2007 and the European Parliament from 2009 to 2012.[3] In that capacity, she was a member of the Committee on Budgets (2007) and the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (2007–2012).

Following the 2019 European elections, Plumb rejoined the European Parliament and was elected vice-chair of the S&D Group, under the leadership of chairwoman Iratxe García.[4] She also joined the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.


Plumb was named in a corruption case in 2017, in which she was accused of aiding the leader of her Social Democratic Party (PSD) in an illicit real estate deal involving ownership of an island in the Danube River.[5]


  1. ^ "Victor Ponta unveils new Government: Number two in Romanian Central Bank becomes Finance Minister". Romania Insider. May 1, 2012.
  2. ^ "Labour Minister Rovana Plumb elected chair of Social Democratic Party's National Council – AGERPRES". Archived from the original on 2015-05-23.
  3. ^ "Home | MEPs | European Parliament".
  4. ^ The S&D Group elects its new Bureau S&D Group, press release of 19 June 2019.
  5. ^ David M. Herszenhorn and Maïa de La Baume (September 12, 2019), Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission of Inquiries Politico Europe.

External links[edit]

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