Romanian PM Victor Ponta said in an interview with the Romanian-language version of on Friday that his government was looking for the "right judicial and constitutional solution" to allow for higher income taxes for budget sector employees with incomes of more than 4,500 lei (1,000 euro). He said he believed that an income of 1,000 euro would provide for a "decent living in the public sector".

He said he would apply such a measure once he has the judicial and constitutional solution so that it "not make me - not me, but he who comes after me - to lose all cases in court in the manner that I lose cases opened under [the term of former prime minister] Boc".