The Conservative Party (CP) member Bogdan Pascu was appointed the new deputy prime minister responsible with coordination of business environment and SMEs, thus replacing his party fellow George Copos who resigned in early June.

The post was eyed by the PC leader Dan Voiculescu who withdrew following the accusations by the authority studying the former Securitate archives of having collaborated with the former communist militia.

George Copos was charged with money embezzlement in the Romanian Lottery case that had brought 1 million Euros loss to the State’s budget, but allegedly resigned in protest to the draft Fiscal Code approved by fellow ministers.

The new deputy PM is 39 years old and the general manager of the humanist foundation "Dan Voiculescu".