President Traian Basescu announced that he decided to send the draft of the Pensions’ Law back to Parliament, and he proposed that the article that stipulates equal retirement age for men and women is revised. Basescu proposed that women retire at 63, instead of 65 as the bill stipulates in its current form.
“I support unconditionally the equality by law of chances and treatment between women and men, but I cannot fail to analyze the social realities in Romania. I cannot help noticing that women have a more difficult situation than men. A woman who has a job in the state or private sector also has to work at home, so women work double in Romania,” said Basescu.