Officials of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) clashed in statements with the officials of the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) regarding the wages in the two institutions. After the media released the list of the huge wages of ASF directors and employees, spokesperson of the Financial Supervisory Authority Radu Soviani said at Realitatea TV channel that their wages are lower than those of the National Bank of Romania. BNR reacted yesterday through its spokesperson Adrian Vasilescu who denied ASF statements, saying the wages at the central bank are lower than those of the ASF personnel, and that the basic salary of BRN Governor Mugur Isarescu is EUR 10,000 a month, reaching EUR 12,000 by the end of the month with all bonuses. “That is what I knew, that ASF set identical wages with those at BNR. The amounts rumored now, thought to be identical with those at BNR, are not the same anymore. The salary of BNR governor is much lower than what I heard at ASF, EUR 18,000 to 20,000. The basic salary of the governor is about EUR 10,000 and goes up to EUR 12,000 with the bonus from the board. The other wages are much smaller,” said Adrian Vasilescu, quoted by Hotnews. According to some articles published by the same source, president of the Financial Supervisory Authority, former liberal Dan Radu Rusanu , gained a total gross income of EUR 72,094 over the past two months of 2013, and prime vice-president of the institution Daniel Daianu gained a gross income of EUR 68,043 in November and December 2013. Daianu said the amount on December is so big because it also includes the end-year sum and the annual holiday bonus, adding that a large part of his earnings goes to donations to educational and humanitarian programs. According to the lists of ASF wages, the institution’s employees, mostly relatives of politicians, gained between EUR 5,000 and 16,000 a month.