An increase in tax is inevitable at this point. From an economical point of view, the re-launch will be postponed for two years, governmental sources told, commenting on the Romanian Constitutional Court's decision to declare austerity measures addressing pensions unconstitutional. The Liberal-democratic Party (PDL) National Permanent Office is going to take a decision this afternoon. It will meet at 16 o'clock. According to quoted sources, The Government is considering several options. "We hope to leave the VAT untouched", quoted sources declared.

The atmosphere within the governing party PDL is extremely tensioned after the decision ruled by the Romanian Constitutional Court. Party sources told that some PDL MPs claim PM Emil Boc must resign.

Presidential councillor Sebastian Lazaroiu declared yesterday for reporters that should the austerity laws be declared unconstitutional, taxes would be raised. He also said that the public deficit issue remained viable no matter what the Constitutional Court was going to decide.