The Romanian Government adopted the 2009 state budget law on Tuesday, after postponing the decision for a week, Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu asking for stricter spending limits for some institutions.

Also on Tuesday, Cristian Popa, vice governor of the Romanian Central Bank (BNR), declared that the institution estimates a 4.6% economic growth for 2009, level lower than the 6% taken into account by the Government when it adopted the 2009 state budget law.