Romania is currently going through the most difficult period after WWII, Emil Boc said.
Amounts below RON 10,000 in value-added tax (VAT) settlements that the state owes to companies will be automatically returned, without initiating control actions prior to the payment, PM Emil Boc said on Tuesday evening in a TV talk-show. “We decided that firms which have VAT settlement in the amount of less than ROL 100 M would automatically receive the money, and we will run checks afterwards, not as it happened before, when we ran the checks before the settlement,” Boc said on B1 TV channel. He stressed that the VAT settlement system was established together with the finance minister. On another hand, the prime minister said over 100 employees of the Authority for State Asset Resolution (AVAS) went on sick leave, thus trying to avoid falling under Unitary Salary Law provisions under which individual salaries are cut from RON 17,000 to RON 2,500, PM Boc said.
Also on Tuesday evening, he said on the public TV channel, that this way, “luxury civil servants” who had very big salaries no longer benefit from such revenues, as a result of the Salary Law.
“At AVAS, an agency subordinated to the government, people were accustomed to salaries of ROL 170 M. On February 14, when the collective labour contract expired and the Unitary Salary Law went into effect, for them like for all other people, they subsided to salaries of ROL 30 M, ROL 25 M,” Boc said.
On Tuesday evening, on the occasion of the General Meeting of Romanian Communes Association, Boc said Romania is going through the most difficult period after WWII, and this is why he would have to take measures which are “not very agreeable.” However, he did not specify what these measures are. “These years, Romania is going through the most difficult period after WWII. This means that we have to take measures, some of them not very popular, but, definitely, very necessary for the communities, in order to go on a good path and consolidate ourselves as a country,” PM Boc said.