Sorin Frunzăverde

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Sorin Frunzăverde
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Sorin Frunzăverde in February 2007
Member of the European Parliament
In office
Minister of National Defense
In office
25 October 2006 – 5 April 2007
Prime Minister Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu
Preceded by Corneliu Dobriţoiu (acting)
Succeeded by Teodor Meleșcanu
In office
13 March 2000 – 28 December 2000
Prime Minister Mugur Isărescu
Preceded by Constantin Dudu Ionescu
Succeeded by Ioan Mircea Paşcu
Minister of Tourism
In office
17 April 1998 – 16 December 1998
Prime Minister Radu Vasile
Preceded by Ákos Birtalan
Succeeded by Office abolished
Ministry of Water, Forestry and Environmental Protection
In office
5 December 1997 – 11 February 1998
Prime Minister Victor Ciorbea
Preceded by Ioan Oltean
Succeeded by Romica Tomescu
Personal details
Born (1960-04-26) 26 April 1960 (age 58)
Bocşa, Caraş-Severin County
Political party PNL (2012-present)
Other political
PDL (1993-2012)
Profession Engineer

Sorin Frunzăverde (born 26 April 1960) is a Romanian politician who has served as president of the Caraș-Severin County Council and Member of the European Parliament.

Sorin Frunzăverde is a Romanian political figure, a former leader of the Democratic Liberal Party, founder of Caraș-Severin party branch from the very beginning of the Democratic Party's creation in 1993. His work in the international relations department of the party became acknowledged when, in 2005, the party became a full member of the EPP family. On 27 March 2012 he announced his resignation from PDL and enter the Opposition branches of the National Liberal Party and the larger alliance Social Liberal Union of which PNL is part.

He has twice served as Minister of National Defense. The first appointment, from 13 March 2000 to 28 December 2000, came when President Emil Constantinescu chose him to replace defence minister Victor Babiuc, who had left the Democratic Party but refused to leave the ministerial post.[1] He was returned to the post from 25 October 2006 to 5 April 2007, after defence minister Teodor Atanasiu resigned following a long running dispute with President Traian Băsescu.[2]

He is a former Member of the European Parliament, where he was the Head of the Romanian delegation to the EPP, vice-chairman of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Within the European Parliament, he was involved in the EU-Western Balkans dialogue, acting as a member in the Delegation for relations with the countries of south-east Europe and the Delegation to the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee.

After having graduated from the Metallurgy Department of the Polytechnic Institute in Bucharest, he pursued economic and military studies, receiving a PhD title in both disciplines and a „magna cum laude” distinction from the Romanian Defence University. He has published a series of articles and books on security and European integration topics.

Frunzăverde is fluent in English, Italian and German. He is married and has one child.


  1. ^ "Romanian President intervenes in coalition row". BBC News. 13 March 2000. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
  2. ^ "Romanian defence minister quits". BBC News. 25 October 2006. Retrieved 2008-09-06.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ioan Oltean
Ministry of Water, Forestry and Environmental Protection
5 December 1997 – 11 February 1998
Succeeded by
Romica Tomescu
Preceded by
Ákos Birtalan
Minister of Tourism
17 April 1998 – 16 December 1998
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Preceded by
Constantin Dudu Ionescu
Minister of National Defense
13 March 2000 – 28 December 2000
Succeeded by
Ioan Mircea Paşcu
Preceded by
Corneliu Dobriţoiu (acting)
Minister of National Defense
25 October 2006 – 5 April 2007
Succeeded by
Teodor Meleșcanu