Ludovic Orban on future tax measures: PNL sets action plan that may include street protests

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National Liberal Party (PNL) chairman Ludovic Orban said on Friday in northwestern Oradea that the party he represents will launch a ‘far-reaching’ series of actions against tax measures forecast by the Government, which could include also street protests.

”We are launching a series of consultations, and obviously we will set up an action plan, in these discussions, which may include street protests, challenges at the Constitutional Court, and notifying the Ombudsman,” Ludovic Orban told a press conference.

He underscored that the Government can adopt these measures only by means of an emergency ordinance, given that the state budget law, which he said is already late, cannot be built on legislation to be adopted.

”The state budget law is constituted on the basis of the legislation in force, in the field of taxation. However, they are late with the state budget bill, which should have been presented in October. And my opinion is that they will issue an ordinance. And here we will try to attack through all possible channels and ways. It is not a joke. These measures are very serious. They, in fact, compromise the prospects for Romania’s development in the medium and long term and will lead Romania into a crisis,” Orban stressed.

Ludovic Orban attended on Friday, in Oradea, the annual debate on the topic “European Funds and Regional Development,” together with relevant PNL committee chairman Petru Luhan, PNL Bihor chairman, Ilie Bolojan, and around 60 liberal mayors and business representatives.