Hungarian PM: Hungary says "No" to Rosia MontanaHungarian Prime-Minister Semjen Zsolt declared on Sunday during his visit to Alba-Iulia (Central-West) that Hungary wouldn't want to see the mining project from the gold mine in Rosia Montana happening because there is no guarantee for the safety of the environment, Romanian news agency Mediafax informs.
Finance minister: Public sector salaries and pensions to be cut in AugustThe 25% axe in public sector salary and 15% cut in pensions are going to come into force starting July, so that the reduced incomes will be delivered staring with August, Romanian Finance minister Sebastian Vladescu, quoted by Romanian news agency Mediafax. Vladescu told reporters from Antena 3 TV channel that "minimum 100,000" more staff working in the public sector need to be dismissed, so that the other employees of the sector could enjoy decent salaries.
Deputies give PM ultimatum: Restructure the Government or lose parliamentary supportDeputies met PM Emil Boc on Wednesday and asked for solid measures to restructure and reshuffle the Government. PDL vice-president Ioan Olteanu told the PM that should these measures not be applied, he was going to lose the support of the deputies. Both the senators and the deputies press the PM to restructure and reshuffle the Government. The Lib Dem MPs are to meet on Sunday, in Snagov, with the Boc Cabinet ministers, with regional leaders and President Traian Basescu.
International press in the Romanian censorship motionThe debate on the censorship motion in the Parliament in Bucharest is closely followed by the international press, analysing the political situation in Romania through the perspective of foreign investors. It is noted that the investors' uncertainty over Romania's capacity to implement the reforms have led to an increase in price for the guarantees of the Romanian state debts - the highest in Europe, after Greece.
Social Democratic leader excludes possibility his party may join government before electionsThe leader of Romania's opposition Social Democrats (PSD) Victor Ponta excludes the possibility that his party might join the government before elections. And he says that in case a censure motion initiated by its party would be passed in Parliament - which would lead to the fall of the current Democratic Liberal (PDL) government - PSD would not support a National Liberal (PNL, opposition) minority government, according to Romanian news agency Mediafax.
President Basescu says Romania must take measures similar to those of former Polish deputy PM BalcerowiczRomania's President Traian Basescu said on Wednesday that the country must take measures similar to those taken by former Polish deputy PM Leszek Balcerowicz, according to Romanian news agency Agerpres. A former governor of the Polish central bank and a former deputy PM, Balcerowicz is seen as the architect of the Polish post-communist market economy and enforcer of the shock therapy of the 90s which led to the transformation of the Polish economy.
EP President: I support PM Boc's brave programme"I salute and support Prime-Minister's Emil Boc very brave programme, European parliament president Jerzy Buzek declared after meeting the Romanian PM. "It is a painful programme, but i can assure you it will be very useful. In moments of crisis, one needs to take the necessary measures, not the convenient ones. Many other European states take similar measures", Buzek added.
Ministers must reorganise back yard, including cutting 25% of the staffAll ministers in the Romanian Boc Cabinet needs to present a scheme to reorganise the institutions they head. Their measures, which they have to present in one week, must include the cut in number of state secretaries and agencies and to cut 25% of the number of employees in each ministry.
EP President Jerzy Buzek to visit Romania on June 9European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek will come to an official visit to Romania on Wednesday, June 9, an EP communiqué informs. His visit's programme includes meetings with President Traian Basescu, PM Emil Boc, Deputies' Chamber Speaker Roberta Anastase, Senate's Speaker Mircea Geoana and Foreign Affairs Teodor Baconschi.
Education minister asked for personal advisor to be dismissedRomanian minister for Education, Daniel Funeriu, requested to have his personal councillor Melania Mandas Vergu released from her role on the evening of June 3, shows an announcement from the Education Ministry's website. Funeriu's decision comes after his personal adviser and spokesperson was accused for incompatibility with her roles and abuse of power.
EC launched infringement procedure against Romania on payment servicesThe European Commission has launched the infringement procedure against Romania and other five European states although it failed to fully implement in the national legislations the payment services directive, which paves the way for the Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA). Authorities in Brussels will send reasoned opinion letters to the six countries, requesting the complete implementation of the Directive.
Date was set for Romania government to assume responsibility for austerity measures: June 7Romania's prime minister Emil Boc will face Parliament on Monday, June 7 to announce his government assumes responsibility for a set o austerity measures aimed at helping overcome the economic crisis, including pension cuts and cuts in the salaries of state employees. Amendments to two bills including the government measures may be submitted until Friday. The announcement was made by Senate speaker Mircea Geoana on Wednesday.
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