Romania: Romania: Government Reshuffle, 1982
1 January 1982
A file containing documents relating to a series of personnel changes in the Romanian government during 1982. Subjects covered in the file include the dismissal of the education minister, Aneta Spornic; the appointment of a new prime minister, Constantin D?sc?lescu, replacing Ilie Verdeț; and the promotion of Gheorghe Stoica from a position in local government to become one of four deputy prime ministers. Other subjects discussed in the file include the replacement of Cornel Burtică by Nicolae Constantin as foreign trade minister; Constantin's replacement six months later by Vasile Pungan; a major reorganisation of the foreign trade ministry; a new chairman of the state planning commission, ?tefan Birlea, replacing Emilian Dobrescu; and the deeply troubling economic situation in Romania, with widespread food shortages accompanied by price rises and large foreign debts.
trade corruption economic planning politicians price controls romania domestic politics speeches food shortages stagnation international debt economic policies government ministries Romanian Communist Party Nicolae Ceaușescu Romanian politics Romanian government Vasile Pungan Ilie Verdeț Cornel Burtică Paul Holmer Constantin Dăscălescu Aneta Spornic Nicolae Constantin