The Romanian Senate has passed a bill stipulating that Romanian employees should receive book vouchers worth EUR 100 each year, informs Mediafax. The bill will become a law if passed by the Chamber of Deputies.
The bill proposes changes to Law 193/2006 regarding gift and childcare vouchers and was initiated by Social Democratic Party MPs Adrian Nastase and Victor Socaciu.
“Every citizen should benefit from free access to written culture and we should give everyone the possibility to have direct contact with writings which are necessary to their profession and information needs,” reads the bill project. The two MPs consider that such initiatives that encourage the population to read have benefits both in the form of raising the education level of each citizen but also in generating funds to the state budget by encouraging the book industry.
The book vouchers can be used for the acquisition of any kind of books and will have the same fiscal status as meal vouchers.