Victor Negrescu


Victor Negrescu is the vice-president of PSD Romania, vice-president of the Party of European Socialists (PES), the president-national coordinator of PES activists Romania and Member of the European Parliament.

He has been engaged in the civil society since an early age, being first actively involved in the movements for pupils’ rights in France, thereafter a sympathiser of the French Socialist Party, organizer of student and youth organizations in Romania and, finally, a member of the PSD. 

Victor Negrescu established and developed in Romania the network of PES activists, a PSD organization gathering more than 10.000 members interested in European issues and politics, international themes and doctrinal topics.

He is also the founder of the Romanian Foundation for a Democratic Left and held several political positions in PSD Romania before becoming a Member of the European Parliament (2014 – 2017) and the Minister for European affairs in charge of the preparation of the EU Council Presidency (2017 – 2018). 

He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Bucharest, completed as top of his class, an MA in European and International Affairs from the University Pierre Mendes France – IEP Grenoble, an MBA from the Academy of Economic Studies – CNAM Paris, and a magna cum laude PhD in international relations from the National University of Political and Administrative Studies, with a one year academic fellowship at the European College of Bruges. Victor Negrescu was also part of a US State Department program on US elections and political systems, and completed accomplished an online program on Leaders of Learning at Harvard University.

Victor Negrescu started his professional career as a journalist at Radio France Internationale, collaborating in parallel with the prestigious magazines Le Monde diplomatique and Regard. He also worked as an advisor for several high-ranked decision-makers, held different successful positions in the private sector, and is a university lecturer at the National University of Political and Administrative Studies where he was also a vice-rector in charge of European relations (2018-2020).