Victor Ponta

(Victor Viorel Ponta)

Victor Ponta
Victor Ponta
  • Born: September 20, 1972
  • Nationality: Romanian
  • Profession: Politician









Victor Viorel Ponta is a Romanian jurist and politician, who served as Prime Minister of Romania between his appointment by President Traian Băsescu in May 2012 and his resignation in November 2015. A former member of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and its leader from 2010 to 2015, he was also joint leader (2012–2014) of the then-governing Social Liberal Union (USL), an alliance with the National Liberal Party (PNL). Ponta has been a member of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies for Gorj County since 2004. In the Emil Boc cabinet, he was Minister-Delegate for Relations with Parliament from 2008 to 2009.

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All children should have equal opportunities.
All sensible politicians favor growth, just as we all favor sound public finances. Both can be achieved if we rationalize spending, invest available resources wisely, and clamp down on tax evasion.
China needs a powerful Europe, but Europe can only be strong if each and every one of its members attains rapid economic development.
Ever since I took to the streets when I was 17 to protest at great personal risk against the communist dictatorship, I have been a passionate democrat.
Fiscal discipline is a priority in Romania, and we have already proven we are committed and able to make real progress in this area.
How can I convert the enthusiasm of voters into a practical programme of action that meets their desire for economic security and greater prosperity?
I am a committed European; a united Europe is Romania's future. Future
I hope Greece is going to remain in the Euro zone. Hope
I see four principles as laying the foundations for the kind of economic recovery Europe needs: fairness, efficiency, solidarity and growth.
I would like to thank my colleagues for voting a Social Democrat prime minister and to assure them I will vote a liberal president, as well.
If history judges society for how it treats those in need, so markets judge economies by the incentives they provide for private investment, the infrastructure that supports growth, and the burdens placed on job creation. Society ;History
I'm young enough not to be a rival to Mr. Basescu.
In Romania, we have pledged to create a modern public service: well-educated, appropriately rewarded and above all, de-politicized.
In the end, I think the majority of Romanian society will understand that if we respect environmental protection standards, if we have benefits in taxes, royalties, jobs, we should do what all the modern countries in Europe and beyond are doing to take advantage of their natural resources. Society ;Respect
My government has promised to comprehensively respect the independence of the judiciary. Respect ;Government
NATO remains the cornerstone of Atlantic security.
Only together do Europe and the U.S. stand a chance of keeping liberal democracy as the central doctrine for organizing world affairs.
Poland is much more advanced than Romania in structural reforms.
Reducing debt through budgetary consolidation is essential to restoring Europe's financial health. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Research suggests that large divisions of income and wealth weaken demand and generate economic imbalances that create instability and undermine growth.
Romania is still very much underutilizing its natural and human potential.
Romania strongly supports Turkey's E.U. accession.
The best thing anyone can do in life is to give opportunities to a child. Life
The image of Russian troops pouring into Ukraine and encircling military units in Crimea has been a wake-up call that will reverberate for a generation.
There is no breach of European rules committed by companies from Romania or on Romanian territory.
Turkey is a model of economic and social development, especially in terms of human resources and regional cooperation.
Uncertainty is normal in the first few days of a new government. Government
Using cold facts and figures, leaders throughout the West must become more transparent with their citizens in explaining their decisions and their choices in global markets.
We can only restore faith in government if the state itself becomes an efficient, effective and transparent ally of the people. Bureaucratic inefficiencies, abuses of power and the misappropriation of public funds must end. Power ;Religion & God ;Government
With the backdrop of its geostrategic location and historical ties with the Middle East, Turkey has an essential role to play for the stability, peace and social development of the region. War & Peace
You should see all the negative things that the Romanian press writes about me.