The president of the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR), Marko Bela, announced yesterday that the Union would no longer put up with further sacrifices from the poor, alongside the already adopted austerity measures. He underlined that the austerity program has to end on December 30 and that it should be accompanied by the reduction and reform of the state institutions, as well as by measures to boost the economy. The UDMR leader stated that the UDMR Council of Representatives would assemble, on Saturday, in Targu Mures, on which occasion proposals to boost the economy would be put forth, to be later discussed with the coalition partners. He iterated that a heavily bureaucratic structure persists at central level and at the level of decentralized bodies, which needs to be reformed. “We have to do this urgently and it depends on the firm position of parties in the coalition,” the UDMR leader underlined, adding that some colleagues in the Cabinet were not keen to act expediently and firmly. “We do not wish to take part in such delays,” Marko Bela emphasized.