President Iohannis says “significant delay” required on fiscal changes

Ovidiu Posirca 07/11/2017 | 09:58

President Klaus Iohannis says that the raft of fiscal changes planned by the center left government of Mihai Tudose can’t be enforced as of January 2018, suggesting that a major delay is required.

“We have seen that everyone, except the initiators, opposes this changes (…) I think that at least a significant delay is required, alongside a well-grounded study, and then things can be discussed calmly. In my opinion, it is totally inopportune to target the enforcement date as of January 1 2018,” said Iohannis.

The government is set to approve the fiscal changes during a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday. This meeting has already been delayed two times and it was not clear if the shift of social contributions payment from employers to employees would still be approved.

The head of state went on to say that changes to the fiscal legislation are “improvisations” that are also frantically enforced to help the new public sector wage law.

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