The government decided to cut the biggest earned revenue from the future budgetary salary scheme, from 15 to 12 minimum salaries, and this is just the beginning, one newspaper reads on Monday. Elsewhere in the news, President Basescu measures the crisis in energy consumption. A Romanian stirs up the controversy related to the existence of aliens, as he tapes strange activities on the sky.

The government decided to cut the biggest revenue from the future budgetary salary scheme from 15 to 12 minimum salaries, Cotidianul informs on Monday. The government plans to implement other modifications, but they have to fit to the same budgetary limits.

So, Romania's President will get a 7,200 lei salary if the unique salary scheme would be applied today. At the proposal of the social partners, the government decided on Sunday that the biggest salary should be the equivalent of 12 minimum salaries and not 15 as was the case.

On Monday, ministries will also apply small modifications on the new salary scheme which will then be negotiated with the unions. Budgetary targets were already presented and approved by IMF representatives and thus the government will not be able to avoid the 56% average increase of the salaries, scheduled by the new law.

Gandul reads that President Basescu measures the crisis through energy consumption. He declared this weekend that he calls up Energy Minister Adriean Videanu to analyze the state of the country's economy.

The newspaper reads that in the first six months of the year, energy consumption dropped by 9.1% which point to a terrible economic situation. The President has no idea what to expect, and neither does the government.

One thing is clear for the government though, that they must cut spending by 500 million euro to that Romania can avoid a major economic collapse in the upcoming months. However, it is not clear how this measure will be implemented and each ministry will take a decision: either forced non paid holiday time or fewer working hours so that each budgetary employee will receive by 15.5% less in the upcoming three months.

Basescu declared that Romania will manage to pull itself together only after other European countries like Germany, France or Great Britain will recover from the crisis.

Last but not least, Evenimentul Zilei reads about the Romanian tourist in Turkey who taped unknown flying objects one night, stirring up the controversy over the existence of aliens. German newspaper Bild presented a couple of days earlier, a series of images portraying a weird creature, caught in a mouse trap by a Mexican farmer, in 2007.

According to the German publication, science people concluded that they deal with an extremely intelligent creature, from outer space. When this article appeared, a Romanian reader sent a tape portraying some flying objects on Turkey's sky on July 23, 2009.

Romanian Stefan taped the whole thing around 10 pm, in Alanya, a Turkish seaside resort. He declared for the newspaper that there was a power failure in the whole resort and when the lights came back on, he observed three flying objects which he taped.