IMF delegation, talks with PM Ponta at Victoria Palace


The members of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation began their first day of the third evaluation mission of the stand-by accord in Bucharest, at the Government HQ, where they had talks with Premier Victor Ponta, also attended by some ministers. “It is an exploratory discussion, which precedes the meetings which the members of the IMF will have these days with ministers,” said the sources quoted by Mediafax. The most important topic of discussions on the agenda refers to the possibility of reducing the CAS by 5 percent points at the middle of the year. The mission will mainly analyse the budgetary execution in the first 5 months of the year and the prospects of economic growth and incomes to the state budget.