The former prime minister of Romania, Adrian Năstase, is Adrian Artene’s guest on the ALTCEVA podcast, which will be broadcast on Saturday, August 6, starting at 19:00.
Adrian Năstase was born on June 22, 1950 in Bucharest. He attended Nicolae Bălcescu high school (now Saint Sava National College). He then attended the University of Bucharest, graduating from both the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Sociology (1978).
Between 1990-1992 he was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania from the FSN, then president of the Chamber of Deputies between 1992-1996 and 2004-2006, from the PDSR and PSD respectively. Between December 2000 and December 2004 he was the 59th prime minister of Romania and in the 2004 presidential elections he was the candidate of the Social Democratic Party for the position of head of state.
He resigned from the leadership of the Chamber of Deputies in 2006 in the context of accusations of corruption. In the legislative elections of 2008, he obtained a new deputy’s mandate, in the uninominal college Mizil from Prahova county, from the PSD side. In 2012, he was sentenced to two years in prison for corruption. On June 20, 2012, at his residence, while he was waiting for the police to be taken to prison, Adrian Năstase tried to commit suicide with a “Smith & Wesson” revolver, caliber 9 mm, confirmed the General Prosecutor’s Office Bucharest. The suicide attempt resulted in several wounds in the neck area.
On March 18, 2013, Adrian Năstase was released after more than eight months spent at the Jilava Penitentiary.
Then, on January 6, 2014, by the decision of the magistrates of the High Court of Cassation and Justice, Adrian Năstase was sentenced to 4 years in prison with execution for blackmail and bribery, in the Zambaccian case. On July 23, 2014, the 4th District Court decided that Adrian Năstase, sentenced to four years and six months in prison in the “Zambaccian” and “Trofeul calității” files, can be released conditionally, after serving a third of the sentence.
He is married to Dana Năstase (formerly Miculescu), since 1985, with whom he has two sons: Andrei and Mihnea.
Watch the full interview with Adrian Năstase, Saturday, August 6, from 7 p.m., only on the YouTube channel Something else with Adrian Artene.