Romanian PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu replaced Education minister Cristian Adomnitei with Liberal Anton Anton, Romanian news television Realitatea TV informs. Previously,Tariceanu declared in a press conference on Saturday that he will 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.
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.