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PDL files within Lower Chamber simple motion on state-owned companies

The Democrat-Liberals filed yesterday within the Lower Chamber a simple motion concerning state-owned companies, Mediafax informs. The announcement was made by Mircea Toader, the leader of the PDL group, who pointed out that the motion is titled “State-owned companies during PSD government – private management or party sponsorship?” According to Lower Chamber Secretary Niculae Mircovici, the motion will be debated after the Easter Holidays, namely on May 7 at 4 PM. The plenum vote is scheduled on May 8.

The initiators of the simple motion are asking the Prime Minister to send to Parliament the complete list of persons that were appointed by the Romanian state within each state-owned company. “The list will include the name, position and company in which the persons are part of the executive leadership/Administrative Council/Stockholders’ General Assembly and each person’s years of experience in that domain,” the motion reads. Likewise, the government is asked to present in Parliament, through the Deputy Prime Minister designated to coordinate economic ministries, a report on the way emergency government ordinance 109/2011 on the corporate governance of public companies has been respected. “The ministries who coordinate/have under their authority state-owned companies should hasten the appointment of professional leaderships selected by independent consultants based on transparent and impartial criteria in all state-owned companies, in line with the criteria and procedures included in emergency government ordinance 109/2011.” The Democrat-Liberals also propose that “the procedures of appointing the leaderships should resume in those state-owned companies where politically involved and inexperienced persons were appointed.” “Ensuring a professional management based on criteria identical to those operating in the private sector is the only chance for the Romanian economy to return to sustainable growth rates and for our competitiveness in relation to the other EU member states to grow,” PDL’s simple motion reads.

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