Liviu Dragnea (PSD) says some fiscal measures will be delayed

Newsroom 26/12/2016 | 11:20

The PSD president Liviu Dragnea has announced on Facebook that the wages of public sector employees in the health and education fields will grow by 15 percent. He said that for doctors, the wage hikes will take place this month, but lamented that the ongoing negotiations for the formation of a new government prevents his party from enforcing other measures announced during the political campaign.

However, he doesn’t mention what legal solution will be applied so that the employees in the public health sector receive salary increases in December. From what he says, it results that the increase will be applied to the incomes from November that are paid in December. He added that he hopes that some of the other measures could be applied starting February 2017.

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„I wanted to have installed as soon as possible a #legitimate government. A government that adopts the first fiscal measures that I presented in the governing program #PSD and then in the implementation calendar: the minimum salary increase from RON 1,250 to RON 1,450, the elimination of the health contributions for all pensions, the reduction in drugs prices (by eliminating the government decision 800/2016 and the reduction by 35 percent for the prices of the innovative drugs that lost the patent), the exemption from the income tax of the retired people with pensions lower than RON 2,000 and the easing and expansion of the national health program for hepatitis C based on the interferon treatment, as well as the doubling of the amount of scholarships for students to RON 201/student,” wrote Dragnea on his Facebook page.

Georgiana Bendre

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