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August 12, 2022

PNL’s Predoiu: Gov’s passed mega-ordinance violating again legislative technique law

First Deputy Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Catalin Predoiu on Thursday criticised the Government for a decision it made this week, arguing that “Dragnea’s Cabinet presided over by Ponta” passed a mega-ordinance that includes unrelated provisions, thus violating again the law on legislative technique.

“The Government is thus trying to use a fake yardstick when counting the ordinances it has issued,” Predoiu is quoted as saying in a press statement.

Predoiu mentioned to the point an emergency ordinance that postpones by one year the university teaching staff without a doctor’s degree leaving the system.

”Under the ordinance, the lazy bones who have not taken yet their doctoral exam, although they pretend to be university teaching staff, may laze it away for one more year, as allowed by ‘technocrat’ Ponta! (…) Actually, the initial deadline should have been adhered to, as the law granted a four-year deadline for those who have the impunity to call themselves university teaching staff without holding a doctoral degree to pass a doctoral examination! Their place should have been vacated for other more hardworking and more capable staff!” said Predoiu.

He also criticised another provision of the ordinance that extends by two years, to 2017, the deadline for the financial and accounting chief officers of public organisations to win a certificate attesting to their knowledge of the European System of Accounts.

“That will happen probably on the 10th anniversary of Romania’s EU membership. The same conclusion: why should we work hard and be disciplined and perform well, when we could tergiversate; why should we make an effort to be more skilled and competitive when we could laze it away!” said Predoiu.

In his opinion, that ”is the trend and habit a lazy ‘leader’ like [Prime Minister ] Ponta spreads in the society: procrastination, unaccountability, counter-performance and irresponsibility!’.

”I think we should proceed differently: responsible leaders self-impose and demand strictness,” he said, according to Agerpres.

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