Pensionsaa‚¬a„¢ law is approved, new retirement age is decided and copyright recipients align to public pensionsaa‚¬a„¢ system

Newsroom 16/09/2010 | 16:57

The pensions’ law project was adopted on Wednesday by the Chamber of Deputies, with 170 votes in favor, 2 against and two abstentions, according to Mediafax news wire. Representatives of PNL and PSD parties left the room before the voting took place. During the debate, the decision was taken for those paid on copyright fees to be insured according to the public pensions’ system.

Thus, according to the new pensions’ law, the retirement age will be 65, the same for both women and men alike. The proposal of the Labor Commission, proposing the retirement age of 63, was rejected, according to the news wire.

The full session debates in the Chamber of Deputies lasted for 10 hours and in the first part, prime-minister Boc was present, as well as labor minister Ioan Botis, remaining until the end of the session. Heated debate was generated by the opposing parties, PSD and PNL, regarding the increase of the retirement point. PSD had asked for the pension point to be increased by 45 percent of the average gross salary and the party’s members left the room before the final voting occurred. In the absence of the two parties, the pension point was decided to be of RON 732.5, according to Mediafax.

During the session, a decision was also taken regarding those obtaining income on copyright fees, related rights, contracts or conventions. According to the new pensions’ law, these individuals will be insured mandatorily in the public pensions system.


Corina Dumitrescu

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