PNL’s Gorghiu agrees to PSD’s proposal on party experts discussing Fiscal Code first

National Liberal Party (PNL) co-chair Alina Gorghiu agrees with the Social Democrats’ proposal that in a first stage the consultations among political parties take place at experts’ level, so that in a second stage the party leaders are able to make the political decisions on the solutions to be adopted.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Gorghiu reiterates that “for the first time after 1989, the politicians of all important parties will sit down at the same table to discuss Romania’s important projects.”

“We shall initiate these discussions from a topical matter, the new Fiscal Code Code, as proposed by the National Union for Romania’s Progress – UNPR. I also agree to the Social Democratic Party’s proposal, that in a first stage we have a discussion with the participation of party experts. In a second stage, the leaders of the political parties will decide, based on the specialist discussions, which solution will be adopted. The Fiscal  Code is only a part of steps towards ensuring Romania’s macroeconomic stability. In correlation with the new Tax Code, we must also establish what salary increases can be done in the public sector at this moment. Afterwards, I hope we can also progress with the other items on the agenda the PNL forwarded, which, of course, can be completed at the request of the parties participating in the debates,” Gorghiu wrote.

The Liberals’ co-chair underscores that “all these discussions must have a public character.” “For that matter, I don’t believe that any party of those that answered to PNL’s initiative will refuse transparency. The calendar of all the consultations hasn’t been finalized, but these are technical details that will definitely be established in the coming period,” she also says.

The topics of debate proposed by the Liberals include Romania’s macroeconomic stability, the European funds absorption, the development of infrastructure and public investments, the public administration reform, the accession to the Schengen area, the preparation of the agenda for Romania’s taking over the EU Council Presidency in 2019.

“I am glad that our initiative received a favourable answer from the political leaders. I am thanking, in this respect, [Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania] chairman Kelemen Hunor, UNPR chairman Gabriel Oprea, Social Democratic Party chairman Liviu Dragnea and Alliance of Liberals and Democrats co-chair Calin Popescu Tariceanu,” Gorghiu also writes on Facebook.

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