Romanian Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) Co-Chairs Calin Popescu-Tariceanu (L) and Daniel Constantin (R) hailed on Friday any political approach that could lead to a swift adoption of the Fiscal Code in a form as close as possible to that voted for in Parliament; they want a technical discussion based on facts and figures.
“ALDE hails any step forward – along with the ruling partners, Social Democrat Party (PSD) and National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR) – that could facilitate the swift adoption of the Fiscal Code in the extraordinary session at the end of August, in a form as close as possible to that agreed upon with the business environment and passed by Parliament at the end of June, inclusively with the PNL vote. We believe that, since the National Liberal Party (PNL) – as the main opposition party – has expressed its political support unequivocally by voting the current form of the Fiscal Code, any additional dialogue should consist mainly in a technical discussion, with data and figures,” according to an ALDE release issued on Friday for Agerpres.
ALDE co-chairs also express their openness to a real political dialogue. “Of course, the ruling coalition made up of PSD, ALDE and UNPR will set voice a common viewpoint regarding the discussions with the other parties and groups represented in Parliament,” the release reads on.
Tariceanu and Constantin also believe that the agenda of the talks should be wider. “In addition to the issue of the new Fiscal Code, the agenda should include issues relative to the balance of powers, the functioning of rule of law, consolidating democracy, institutional modernization, administrative decentralization, modernization of healthcare and education systems. ALDE considers that an approach based on balance and dialogue between the power and the opposition and between Parliament, Government and Presidency is necessary, and not an approach based on tension and conflict, which may bring back to Romania the blockage and the problems during former President Traian Basescu’s regime,” ALDE co-chairs add.