Romania's PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu declared in a press conference on Saturday that he would challenge the law increasing teachers' wages by 50%, which was just adopted by the Parliament. He added that such a law has a great financial impact on the budget and the law did not specify where the money will come from. He underlined that such a law was not sustainable on the long run and that electoral decisions adopted in the Parliament will generate the opposite reaction.
Tariceanu added that he sent an official address to the President, urging him not to promulgate the law. Moreover, Tariceanu will meet Romania's National Bank Governor, Mugur Isarescu to analyze the effects of such a decision.
Tariceanu underlined that he does not oppose a salary increase for teachers but one has to also take into account Romania's economic stability and the decision voted in the Parliament is not sustainable in the long run.
The Parliament approved on Tuesday a general 50% boost of state-paid wages for teachers in the national education system. Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu described the measure as "super-populist", while the Education Minister returned with severe criticism on the measure, one day after voting in its favor in the Parliament.