Civil servants in the Finance field are on the verge of launching protest actions complaining about the absence of a status of the civil servant in fiscal administration. On Thursday, the Finance Ministry have invited the Civil Servants’ National Union over talks.

Farmers are also planning to protest against the new procedure of taxation of agricultural land outside the township area which doubled the fees that farmers pay to the state budget. The tax on agricultural land went up from 15 RON to 36 RON/ha. Starting January 1, 2007, the farmers are to pay taxes on incomes coming from the selling of their own products.