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October 24, 2021

Gov’t to buy airplane for officials

Premier Victor Ponta announced yesterday that the government plans to buy a 12-seat plane to be used on official trips by the Romanian President, Prime Minister, Speakers of the two Chambers of Parliament and ministers. The announcement was made a day after Traian Basescu announced that he has canceled his presence at the high-level session of the UN General Assembly in New York because of “budgetary reasons.” The Premier explained that Romania is the only EU country that lacks an official airplane, a larger Tarom airplane being rented for such flights, the costs of trips abroad being very high as a result. Moreover, that airplane will be grounded for repairs. The airplane will cost EUR 10-13 M.

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