World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Radu Vasile

Radu Vasile
Prime Minister of Romania
In office
17 April 1998 – 13 December 1999
President Emil Constantinescu
Preceded by Gavril Dejeu (Acting)
Succeeded by Alexandru Athanasiu (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1942-10-10)10 October 1942
Sibiu, Romania
Died 3 July 2013(2013-07-03) (aged 70)
Bucharest, Romania
Political party Democratic Liberal Party (2000–2013)
Other political
National Peasants' Party (Before 1989)
Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party (1989–2000)
Alma mater University of Bucharest
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]

Radu Vasile (Romanian pronunciation: ; 10 October 1942 – 3 July 2013) was a Romanian politician, historian and poet.[2]

Originally a member of the National Peasants' Party, Vasile served as the Prime Minister of Romania between April 17, 1998, and December 13, 1999, and was notably confronted with the last Mineriad (February 1999). Between 2000 and 2004, he was a Senator from the Democratic Party (PD). Vasile published poetry under the pen name Radu Mischiu.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Early life

Vasile was born in Sibiu. In 1967, he graduated from the Faculty of History, University of Bucharest. For political reasons (his father having been a political prisoner, a lawyer, deceased in 1986) he was barred access to higher education immediately after graduating school.. In 1971 he became a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Economic History at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies.


  • 1977 - Ph.D. in economics
  • 1978 - Lecturer at the same faculty
  • After 1989 - Elected (with students support) Vice Dean of Faculty of Commerce at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, till 1992
  • After 1990 - Refresher studies in European Integration (Thessaloniki and Munich)
  • From 1994 - University Professor


  1. ^ (Romanian) Sorin Ghica, "Cel mai dramatic moment din mandatul de premier al lui Radu Vasile", Adevărul, July 3, 2013; accessed July 5, 2013
  2. ^ "RADU VASILE A MURIT. Fostul premier al Romaniei avea 71 de ani si suferea de cancer". Retrieved 2013-07-04. 

External links

  • (Romanian) Radu VASILE Sinteza activitatii parlamentare în legislatura 2000-2004
Political offices
Preceded by
Gavril Dejeu
Prime Minister of Romania
Succeeded by
Alexandru Athanasiu

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.