All companies with an up-to-date fiscal declaration and a clear fiscal record will be able to request puting off the payment of their financial duties towards the state, in a moment when Romania has huge amounts of public debt. Elsewhere in the news, "migration is the fundamental problem of the Romanian society, but we pretend we don't see this". Last but not least, tens of Wizz Air Romanian passengers landed in Cluj-Napoca last night, after a 28 hours delay.
All companies with an up-to-date fiscal declaration and a clear fiscal record will be able to request postponing the payment of their financial duties towards the state, Cotidianul reads. The law approving it came out of the Parliament without featuring the article according to which only the companies that did not have any debt before September 30 are allowed to access the appeal. This means that any company, with or without historical debt towards the state, could ask to have its fiscal duties postponed as long as they are not facing insolvency and have a clean fiscal record on this day.
Analysts interviewed by MONEY.ro do not dare to estimate the impact. The effects on the 2010 Romanian state budget are difficult to put into figures. The deferment can be extended until December 20 of the fiscal year the request has been made. It can be submitted starting January next year and until June 30, 2010. Initially, the requests could have been made for a period of maximum six months, but the new law extends the period to one year.
Migration is the fundamental problem of the Romanian society, Evenimentul Zilei reads. In an interview for the publication, Professor Dr. Dumitru Sandu from the Bucharest University presents the conclusions of a study on Romanian migration and its implications. According to him, about 35% of the families in Romania have someone that has been or still is living abroad. He appreciates that 10% of Romania's population currently lives in a different country.
According to the data from the Romanian Central Bank addressing the money Romanians sent home, professor Sandu says that there were around 2.8 million Romanians working overseas at the end of 2008. Some Romanians returned, but professor Sandu insists that there are at least 2.5 millions still out of the country. According to him, one can't think of bringing Romanians back home when Romania and Bulgaria are the two countries in the EU with the lowest living standard. Bringing Romanians back now will face them with unemployment or low-paid jobs, plus a significant amount of frustration. He estimates that, in 10 years time, Romania will experience waves of immigration.
Romania does not have migration policies so far. The Romanian migration is at its very early stage and the Romanian associations abroad are only now beginning to work in joint partnerships and attract funds. According to him, the Romanian authorities need to be more active and, so far, Romania has got a negative experience when complex problems had to be solved by ministries working together. Professor Sandu says that there are no migration policies studies in Romania. "Migration is the fundamental problem of the Romanian society, but we pretend we don't see this", he adds. Migration is one theme that does not need to be looked at with a political eye, he claims.
Tens of Wizz Air Romanian passengers landed on the International Airport from Cluj-Napoca (Central-West) last night around 11 pm, after a 28 hours delay, Adevarul reads. This is due to a setback that has not been explained so far by the company. Out of the approximately 130 passengers, only 60 returned with the same plane. The others chose another flight company. The Romanians appeared to be scared and were crying on landing. They complained about the bad conditions offered by the company overnight in the Italian airport.