The Chamber of Deputies approved the Administrative Code which includes the right of officials with the local administration to receive special pensions and changes regarding the management of the patrimony.
One of the provisions states that the decisions regarding the patrimony – excluding sales and purchases – are taken by a majority of 50 percent +1 of the number of councilors in office instead of the majority of 2/3 of the number of local and county councilors in office as was the case up to now.
The code also states that mayors, deputy mayors, president and vice president of local councils have the right to receive a special pension paid directly from the state budget.
The provisions have been reintroduced in the law that the public authorities and institutions can’t carry out reorganization of posts without the need for the opinion of the National Agency of Civil Servants, according to G4media.ro.
The Administrative Code was passed with 175 votes “for”, 33 “against”, while 15 MPs abstained from voting.
In June, the European Commission threatened the Romanian Government in a press release with the suspension of EUR 500 million in EU funds from the Administrative Capacity OP if the changes made to the Administrative Code by the Parliament will be approved.