If it weren't for the unfortunate events like the floods and the VAT increase to 24%, that did not depend solely on the government, I believe that this quarter Romania would have registered a zero economic growth, Economy minister Adriean Videanu said.

Related to the measures adopted by the government affecting the business environment, Videanu said that the government did not plan to "kill the cow that gives milk". It is the private sector that will relaunch the Romanian economy, Videanu said.