Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Chancery: Užička 10, Belgrade
Tel: +381 (11) 3675-772/4+381 (11) 3675-772
Fax: +381 (11) 3675-771
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Economic and Commercial Section:
Tel: +381 (11) 3675-778

Defence Attaché’s Office:
Tel: +381 (11) 3675-775

Consular Section: Miloja Djaka 1c, Belgrade
Tel: +381 (11) 3670-361; +381 (11) 3670-362; +381 (11) 3670-798
Fax: +381 (11) 3670-797

Working hours:
Monday – Friday: 08.30-16.30h
Consular Section: Monday – Friday: 09.00-13.00h

Tel. (038) 604-272
Fax: (038) 604-273

H.E. Mrs. Dr. Oana-Cristina POPA

H.E. Mrs. Dr. Oana-Cristina POPA

dr-oana-cristina-popaDr. Oana-Cristina POPA presented the accreditation letters to the President of the Republic of Serbia on September 8th, 2016. Prior to this position she was Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Croatia (2005-2009). Her diplomatic career included deputy head of mission to the Embassy of Romania to Croatia (2003-2004), head of the North America division in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Euro-Atlantic affairs (2002-2003). Before joining the Romanian Foreign Service in 2002,  Dr. Popa was Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission for educational exchanges between the United States of America and Romania (1998-2002).

In addition to the diplomatic career, Dr. Popa has a rich activity in the academic and non-governmental fields. In the past 5 years she has been teaching course of International Affairs and European Integration at the “Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj and the Western University of Timisoara. She is the recipient of two NATO fellowships (1997 and 2001) and was a post-doctoral fellow of the Romanian Academy in the field of European Social Sciences (2011-2012). She has published a significant  number of research papers and articles, as well as delivered lectures at numerous conferences in Romania and abroad on the topic of Euro-Atlantic integration, regional cooperation in Southeast Europe and international security.

Dr. Popa holds a Ph.D in History and International Relations (2001) and a BA in Psychology and Education (1994), both from the “Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj, as well as an MA in International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, US (1996). In 2007 she received a certificate in Executive Education from the Kennedy School of Government at  Harvard University, US.

She has been involved in a number of civil rights campaigns, most importantly the one dedicated to the fight against domestic violence, both in Romania and abroad.

Dr. Popa is born in Cluj Napoca, Romania, is married and has a son.

National Day: December 1st

Republic in Southeast Europe, bordering the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres (92,043 sq mi) and a temperate-continental climate. With 19.94 million inhabitants, it is the seventh most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city, Bucharest, is the sixth largest city in the EU.[11] The River Danube, Europe’s second longest river, rises in Germany and flows southeastwards for a distance of 2,857 km, coursing through ten countries before emptying in Romania’s Danube Delta. The Carpathian Mountains, with their tallest peak Moldoveanu at 2,544 m (8,346 ft), cross Romania from the north to the southwest.

Modern Romania emerged within the territories of the ancient Roman province of Dacia, and was formed in 1859 through a personal union of the Danubian Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia. The new state, officially named Romania since 1866, gained independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1877. At the end of World War I, Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia united with the sovereign Kingdom of Romania. In World War II, Romania was an ally of Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union, fighting side by side with the Wehrmacht until 1944, then joined the Allied powers after being occupied by the Red Army forces. Romania lost several territories, of which Northern Transylvania was regained after the war. Following the war, Romania became a socialist republic and member of the Warsaw Pact. After the 1989 Revolution, Romania began a transition back towards democracy and a capitalist market economy.

Following rapid economic growth in the 2000s, Romania has an economy predominantly based on services, and is a producer and net exporter of machines and electric energy, featuring companies like Automobile Dacia and OMV Petrom. It has been a member of NATO since 2004, and part of the European Union since 2007. Around 90% of the population identify themselves as Eastern Orthodox Christians, and are native speakers of Romanian, a Romance language. With a rich cultural history, Romania has been the home of influential artists, musicians, inventors and sportspeople, and features a variety of tourist attractions.