The 2009 budget could be postponed, Sanitas health union president Marius Petcu declared, quoted by Romanian television Realitatea TV. The government was supposed to adopt on Thursday, the 2009 budget: union leaders are dissatisfied by the possibility that the government will decide to freeze salaries for six months.

The government meets on Wednesday its social partners to present their vision on the 2009 budget . Moreover, the Finance minister will discuss again, with each member of the cabinet about the allocated sums for each ministry.

On Wednesday, a new coalition meeting will be organized to discuss the last issues about the budget before it will be approved on Thursday in the government. President Basescu declared in an interview that the salaries might be frozen for six months due to the economic crisis.