Romanian Govt. to debate new bill on public servants’ wages

Newsroom 04/04/2016 | 16:27

The Romanian Government will discuss on April 6 a new draft law on public employees’ wages, Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos has announced. He said there are currently two working versions of this draft, according to Agerpres newswire.

“Firstly, we can come up with the solution to mobilize budget resources until 2020, limited as they are, and see what we can do about it, and consider a four-year law based on a minimum wage; and from that point, see how and where we can re-balance things. A different approach is also seriously considered. To the extent that we think we cannot propose a realistic, multi-annual law on public employees’ wages which stands chances of application, we’ll see what we can do over the next year, with the resources we know we can mobilize through the budget draft we will propose, and come up at least with this first stage of re-balancing. The next Government and next Parliament will have to consider a continuation of this approach, depending on what they assume also in terms of budget policy,” Ciolos said, quoted by Agerpres newswire.

The prime-minister said the delay in the presentation of this bill was caused by the unrealistic approach of the previous government, in terms of budget resources.

“That project’s ambition was way beyond the budget can support over the next years, until 2020. (…) I wouldn’t want us to come up with a draft law, adopt it, and then see it share the fate of the 2010 bill, which (…) was not implemented,” he said.

Otilia Haraga

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