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Parliamentary parties’ representatives to meet Thursday for technical discussions on Fiscal Code

Representatives of the parliamentary parties at the Palace of Parliament on Thursday will have a technical meeting on the Fiscal Code, which was resent to Parliament for re-examination by President Klaus Iohannis.

National Liberal Party (PNL) first deputy chairman Catalin Predoiu said that following informal discussions that took place in the preparation of the political agreement on the Fiscal  Code re-examination the technical meeting was set on August 20, at 10:00 o’clock, at the Palace of Parliament.

“The technical discussions will be followed by political talks before the parliamentary extraordinary sessions of August 25,” Predoiu said according to Agerpres.

PNL co-chair Alina Gorghiu in her turn said that she hopes the political formations negotiate a sustainable Tax Code in these consultations.

She pointed out that there had been informal talks with almost all political formations, except for the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), as the UDMR leader was away on vacation.

Participating in the discussions from the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR) will be Minister Eugen Nicolicea and Senator Haralambie Vochitoiu. According to a UNPR press statement, the two are specialists with the necessary training and experience to advocate UNPR’s viewpoints on this topic.

“UNPR voices hope that the agreed format will lead to a solid technical discussion on the Fiscal Code, before a needed political discussion. The UNPR will play the part of a dialogue bridge between leaders and institutions and believes that all participants must aim in the first place at actual solutions and not at possible political or image gains,” reads the UNPR statement.

First the PNL, then the UNPR proposed that all parliamentary parties have consultations on the new Fiscal Code, which was approved by Parliament in June, but got sent to the Legislature for re-examination by President Klaus Iohannis.

Social Democratic Party (PSD) interim chairman Liviu Dragnea hailed the UNPR initiative of urging the parliamentary parties to consultations on the new Fiscal Code and pointed out that the Social Democrats will be represented in the discussions by Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici.

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