President Klaus Iohannis was visited by dozens of children at the Cotroceni Palace on the occasion of Children’s Day. Along with children, the event was attended by representatives of Save the Children organization, that celebrates 25 years of activity on June 1.
“I’m impressed! The fact that you have come in such a great number and are so happy and enthusiastic, show that, indeed, today is Children’s Day. Welcome! It is for the first time that I invite so many children and parents in this beautiful Unification Hall from the Cotroceni Palace. It is a very beautiful occasion and it shows that, no matter how solemn a hall as, if full of children, it radiates joy,” President Iohannis told his guests.
The children were delighted by the reception at the Cotroceni Palace and by the meeting with President Klaus Iohannis. When asked what they would like from the president on the occasion of Children’s Day, they responded: toys, sweets, money to buy bicycles and scooters. A boy said that he would like the president to take him for a ride “with his BMW car”. The party continued in the garden, Klaus Iohannis being assaulted, as inside the palace, by children and parents who wanted to take pictures with him.
Doubling of child allowance’s law, promulgated by president Iohannis
President, Klaus Iohannis has promulgated on Monday the Law on approving the Government Emergency Ordinance (OUG) no. 65/2014 for the modification and completion of some normative acts, through which the child allowance is doubled, from 42 to 84 lei (rd 18.9 euro).
President Klaus Iohannis had voiced his intention to promulgate the law on doubling children allowance on June 1, International Children’s Day.
The Chamber of Deputies on May 20 passed a draft law approving OUG no. 65/2014 that includes an amendment of the Opposition National Liberal Party (PNL) for child allowance to increase from RON 42 to RON 84.
The amendment was proposed by PNL MP Cristina Pocora to a draft law approving OUG no. 65/2014 amending and supplementing some pieces of legislation, and passed 98 to 77.
Prime minister, Victor Ponta assured that the Government will find the money to double the child allowance, adding that the 900 million lei financial impact for 2015 will be “certainly” covered.
“We are talking about more than 3 million and a half children that will enjoy the doubling is size of the allowances. I would very much like to be able to bring a small joy to the homes of everyone. (…) This route should be continued,” said PNL co-chair Alina Gorghiu.
On the International Children’s Day, the Romanian postage stamp company Romfilatelia announced its intention to launch a collection of envelopes with printed stamps using drawings by children of the Culoare si Vis (Colour and Dream) painting circle of the commune of Corbeni, Arges County, Agerpres informs.