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February 28, 2021

Gov’t maintains stance on decentralized institutions

Prime Minister Emil Boc reiterated on Monday evening during a TV show that the government will not change its point of view on the emergency ordinance regulating the appointment of decentralized institution leaders, saying that the ordinance has no political reasons, but is aimed at increasing responsibility and management performance in the public administration.

“The government will not change its point of view and believes that this ordinance is necessary and will have to bring sterner rules and higher performance in the public administration,” Boc said. The prime minister added that some of the former heads of decentralized institutions might receive a new term on the job.

Social-Democrat Deputy Prime Minister Dan Nica also said yesterday, after a session of the governing coalition, that the ordinance on decentralized institutions will remain unchanged and that there is no need of any consultations over the matter with President Traian Basescu. “We cannot discuss based on suppositions. If the president has something to say, he will definitely say it,” Nica said. His comments came as parts of the media reported that Boc and Social Democrat leader Mircea Geoana would discuss the ordinance with Basescu.

During the same TV show, PM Boc also talked about the controversial lump tax and explained that by introducing this tax, the government managed to avoid increasing the flat tax and VAT, which would have had a negative impact on the business environment.

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