The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCI), Mihail Vlasov, stated in Sfantu Gheorghe, that the minimum tax to be abrogated ‘had been born as a stupid thing, had lived as an imbecility and would have to dye like one’, Mediafax reports. During a press conference organised in the context of the conference of chamber presidents in the Euro-Region Centre, covering the counties of Alba, Brasov, Covasna, Harghita, Mures and Sibiu. Vlasov stated that, in his opinion, the government would abrogate the minimum tax. In August, Finance Minister (at the time) Sebastian Vladescu was saying the government would remove the minimum tax on October 1 and would replace it with a lump-sum tax starting from the beginning of next year. Vlasov was critical of the government for ‘standing with its back at the business environment’ and for ‘marginalising’ businesspeople.