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Appointment of a Special Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on energy security

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that Mr. Cristian Marius Bădescu has been appointed Representative with special assignments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on energy security.

During his term, the Romanian diplomat will support the dialogue of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the internal and external partners on energy security files and he will contribute, in collaboration with the relevant departments of the MFA and the line ministries with attributions in the field, to the elaboration and promotion, in a coherent way, of Romania's vision and action in the energy field, at regional, European and transatlantic level.

Also, Cristian Bădescu will take into account the evolutions in the domestic and international energy sector and will ensure the support by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the national objectives in the energy field, both for the realization of the regional projects of interest for Romania, as well as for obtaining the support of the external partners in the implementation of the Romanian projects in this field.

The representative with special tasks for energy security will follow Romania's practice of the European context defined by the EU Energy Union Strategy, following the five pillars, including the increasing pronounced interaction between the objectives in the field of energy security and the priorities derived from the approach of the energy-climatic changes file.

"I am confident that the appointment of Mr. Cristian Marius Bădescu as Representative with special assignments on energy security will contribute to strengthening the integrated vision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding Romania's involvement in regional energy projects of major interest at European level, as well as to invigorate dialogue with our external partners”, stated the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramona-Nicole Mănescu.


Background information:

Cristian Marius Bădescu is a career diplomat and has worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1999. During his diplomatic career, he held responsibilities in both the MFA Headquarters and the Foreign Service, with over 13 years spent in management positions. He held the positions of Representative with special assignments in the preparation of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council (2017 - 2019), of Secretary of State for European Affairs (2016 - 2017) and in 2010 - 2016 he was Deputy Permanent Representative in the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union.

Previously, starting 2005 until 2009, he was the Director of the EU Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, co-chairing the meetings of the National Committee for Coordination of Romania's positions in the field of EU Sector Policies. Between 2001 and 2005, he worked at the Permanent Mission of Romania to the UN in Geneva and other international organizations. At the same time, between 2000 and 2001, he was Deputy Director of the Council of Europe and Human Rights.

He is a graduate of the Politehnica University of Bucharest. He obtained his Master's Degree in Administrative Studies from SNSPA (Bucharest) in 1996, and in 1998 he obtained his Master's degree in International Relations from the European Institute of International High Studies (Nice / Berlin) of the International Center for European Training (CIFE) in Nice, France. Since 2015 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of CIFE. In August 2006, he graduated the Executive Seminar: EU Governance program at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. He also graduated in 2008 the Security Studies Program at George Marshall College of International and Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany.