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Ponta blames Statistics for the cut in budgetary expenditures

Premier Victor Ponta said on Thursday evening for B1TV that a calculation error made by the National Statistics Institute (INS) will determine cuts in budgetary expenditures of almost 1 billion RON so that Romania reaches the targets related to the budget deficit.
Ponta said he would ask for the data to be checked and if the mistake is confirmed he is to replace the INS management.
INS representatives confirmed the differences, but claim this is reality confirmed by the final data regarding the GDP evolution. The also say such differences could not have been anticipated

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