Next: Sorin Grindeanu

The PSD’s latest pick for prime minister is Sorin Grindeanu, a 43 year-old second-tier career PSD politician, currently leader of Timis County Council and for many years before that deputy mayor of Timisoara. He was also Minister of Communications in the Victor Ponta government.

Grindeanu is thought to be close to the Romanian intelligence services: he was a member of the SRI’s control commission from 2013-14. If so, then the appointment (which Klaus Iohannis will approve: there is little wriggle room left) is not all bad.

Other than that, we know nothing, except that Grindeanu’s first public utterances last night were not promising:

‘My government will be subordinate to the PSD,’ he said.

Let’s hope the SRI will keep him and his overlords in check.

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12 thoughts on “Next: Sorin Grindeanu

  1. I happen to know Grindeanu a little, including his team. Grindeanu is not a politician, he’s more like a technocrat.

    However, unlike Ciolos, his team (young guys in their 40s, very competent, long time PSD members, many of them schooled in London) is quite good at managing things. They may not appear in public, but they will be sent in various institutions to take care of stuff.

    I’m not gonna speak names yet, but I will be following them carefully. Cause I have them on my facebook.

    This being said, Grindeanu’s role is to shut up for the years to come.

    He won’t be appearing in public, he won’t be having initiatives outside the government program of the PSD and most importantly: he won’t be engaged in politics. Much like Ciolos did. Politics (including the justice system) will be taken care of in the Parliament.

    He stands under total control from the party figures and he will be corrected accordingly if he tries to change political decisions. Highly unlikely for him to try anything as such, though. He’s a Sagittarius, a moderate, likes to avoid conflict, and he will prefer not to meddle between the party and the secret services. As a note: Sevil Shhaideh is a Sagittarius too.

    His public appearances will be few and limited to the technical aspects of government.

    What really matters in this government and in this context is the Ministry of Justice. Where I expect the PSD to name a political hardliner. Stay tuned!

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    1. I love the idea that a politician’s star sign has anything to do with anything. Otherwise, a pertinent and generally coherent comment that adds information to the original post. See, you can do it!

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      1. You should study signs and then apply on politicians. It’s the best field where you can see the signs in action.

        Dragnea is a Scorpio to the bone and he has proven it ever since he took power in the PSD. Including the campaign.

        Ponta is a Virgo and he acted exactly like one would expect from a Virgo: too much technical stuff (which they do well, though), but lost control of the big picture and the party.

        Emil Boc is a Virgo and he was ousted because of the same reason: lost control of the party.

        Alina Gorghiu is a Virgo and she made the same mistake: too much technical stuff, she couldn’t see the big picture. Lost control of the party.

        There are only 2 people I know that can not be defeated:

        1. Traian Basescu (Scorpio with Virgo rising –> water and earth) which is a very powerful combination, indestructible. Whatever game he would play, this man will play it like no other.

        2. Myself (Scorpio with Taurus rising –> water and extreme earth) which is also indestructible, but (unlike Scorpio with Virgo rising) tends to balance to extremes. I’m the man of historical turning points, solutions that last forever, genocide, ethnical cleansing, crimes against humanity and anything else that would make a dictator to remain in history for thousands of years.

        P.S.

        Of course I can do it, but I represent the reactionary forces.

        Right now I’m running a vile campaign on my facebook, which is directed against education. Discouraging people to school themselves. Not very hard, considering that they end up in McDonalds after finishing their university studies =)))) I get lots of likes for this campaign…

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  2. I hope all of this works out okay. Romania has so much going for it, but political corruption is retarding prosperity. More than any other priority, the culture of corruption has to be suppressed.

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    1. The economy is 90% in the hands of foreigners. The only way for Romanians to get rich is to steal from foreigners (they name it “corruption”).

      You want corruption gone because you’re a foreigner and are interested to protect your investments.

      I want corruption in because I’m a Romanian and I want to steal from you, since you came here to occupy my country.

      It’s that simple. That’s why we vote for corruption and support corruption (even if we don’t say it loudly and apparently we support the DNA). It’s our country and as long as foreigners get rich over here, Romanians must also get rich. You only want to get rich yourself and keep us Romanians poor.

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      1. I don’t think there is any country where 90% of the economy is controlled by foreigners.

        Any foreign business that suffers a loss will simply respond with cuts in employment or increased prices. That’s business. Corruption in Romania is just Romanians stealing from each other.

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      2. If the business raises prices too much, it will get out of the market and be forced to leave. It can only raise prices and cut employment to the point where the market allows.

        Any business should treat corruption costs as operating costs.

        If analysis shows that a business can not survive with corruption costs, it simply shouldn’t get in a market and allow other businesses to do it.

        Corruption will determine the actual market value of a business. Because corruption is a negotiated adjustment that allows both Romanians and foreign business to reach a level of market equilibrium.

        Without corruption – it’s only foreign businesses maximizing their profits. While we get mostly nothing.

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      3. Your first paragraph is correct. Otherwise, I think Romania is best suited to just use taxes as a way to derive public benefit from private profit. Corruption just keeps you poor.

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      4. Yeah, I thought about it. But taxes are not a negotiated adjustment and money from taxes doesn’t make Romanians rich. It just grows the State, which is controlled by foreigners and in turn suffocates people.

        The difference between taxes and corruption is the negotiation and the destination of money: each business is able to negotiate separately, according to what they can do, and money goes straight to some Romanian people’s pockets, making them rich.

        What do businesses get in return for corruption costs? Reduced bureaucracy and reduced scrutiny from the law.

        It’s a win-win situation if you think about it. But the problem is with foreigners. They only want to get rich themselves, without making any of us rich.

        They would even prefer to pay higher taxes instead of corruption costs, because taxes go to the State and they control the State through international treaties. The Romanian State belongs to them, not to Romanians. The Romanian State execute orders which they receive from foreigners.

        Corruption is nationalist, taxes are globalist. You understand the difference?

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  3. It appears that Johannis named Grindeanu today as PM through an SMS. Grindeanu didn’t know whose number was it and he asked Dragnea about it.

    Dragnea confirmed that the number belonged to Johannis… he had his phone turned off for holidays. Today he turned it back on again, to SMS Grindeanu that he’s the new PM.

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