German Bundestag's vice president, Susanne Kastner (Social Democrat) accused the Romanian Government and Parliament of adopting populist measures, pointing at the controversial 50% wage increase for teachers, NewsIn informs. Kastner made the statements during her visit to the Romanian city of Cluj, where she met the Democrat-Liberal mayor, Emil Boc.

According to Kastner, the wage growth should be decided after the elections, in a calm climate. "You can't promise what you can't pay", said the official. "It is normal for all other branches to demands their rights after the teachers got the 50% wage increase", said Kastner.

The German official also emphasized that the populist measures lead not only to economic problems, but also to the loss of confidence people have in politicians.