The cut in the number of members of Parliament to 300, defining agriculture as national priority and reinforcing civil control over intelligence services through the respective parliamentary committees, these are just three of the 51 points of the national plan for the modernization of Romania, presented for public debates and sent to parties and decision makers.
The plan was created by the National Coalition for Romania’s modernization (CNMR) and may be viewed on the Internet, on the website of the Association for the Implementation of Democracy (AID). Negotiations for implementation of measures in this plan start once the political crisis is stabilized and people in administrative positions assume responsibility”, announces a press release issued on Monday by the Association for the Implementation of Democracy.
“CNMR notices the absence of an expertise that could lead to concrete solutions on short, medium and long term for Romania’s modernization; establishing short, medium and long term visions of foreign politics, stability and predictability for the development of the business and economical environment, administrative and political reforms needed for efficient functioning of a clean administration and political class, the prioritization, by concrete measures, of education and health as important sectors for the development of society, enforcing civil control over intelligence services”, the mentioned press release points out according to Agerpres.
CNMR suggests the constitution of an Euro-Atlantic Government School for training Romania’s future political and administrative leaders, by a partnership between the Government, the academic environment, Romanian universities and prestigious universities of the Euro-Atlantic space. Another point in the plan is the constitution, at the level of the Government, of a working group that includes the Romanian Academy, the National Council of Rectors, the Universitaria Consortium, the Scientists’ Academy and the National Bank of Romania in order to elaborate an analysis and development plans for Romania, until the year 2030.
Another point in the plan is that the president would promulgate as soon as possible the law regarding urgent measures of reducing the risks associated with earthquakes concerning human lives; that the Government would issue a detailed plan concerning the objectives and measures of preparing the EU presidency that would be held by Romania in 2019 and the presentation by the Parliament of a plan of measures concerning the reinforcement of the unity of the Romanian state.
The authors of the plan also wish to build at least 42 technological parks with zero taxes for investors, destined for the development of IT & C products; the building of at least 90 parks of research and innovation with zero taxes near universities and academic institutes in partnerships with private companies, in order to create research products that could be sold on the international market.
Other proposals are: the exploitation of mineral resources for more efficient use and creating jobs: the immediate application of the Ordinance and instructions regarding the simplification of procedures that aim the absorption of structural funds, the allocation for the year 2016 of 0.5 per cent more money for health, allocation of resources and required instruments for institutions in fields of national defence and security in face of the increased vulnerability and risks in the region, but also the allocation for the budget of the year 2016 of at least 1.5 per cent of the GDP for Defence.
CNMR also proposes: no wages for the over 38,000 members of local and county councils, the allocation for Education of 4.5 per cent of the GDP, the allocation of 0.5 per cent of the GDP for the research – innovation section; prevention of violence in schools and the foundation of School Police. The plan stipulates introducing video cameras at all tests for jobs in public institutions and immediate application of the law regulating the wages of public employees. Moreover, it suggests the immediate foundation of an administrative court at the Bucharest Court and an accurate definiton of the term urgency in the law that stipulates the possibility of using a forerunner and the restriction of possible situation.
CNMR includes the following groups: the Association for the Implementation of Democracy, the National Council of Rectors, the “Universitaria” Consortium, Romanian Company Owners Union in Research and Projects, the Federation of Free Unions in Education, the “Spiru Haret” Federation of Education Unions, the National Union Federation Alma Mater, the National Union Confederation Meridian, the Commerce and Industry Chamber of the Romania, the National Federation of Police Unions “SED LEX”, the Centre for
Political Studies, Strategies and Security Policies, the Tourism and Services Company Owners Federation, the Romanian Association for Evaluation and Strategy (ARES),the National Federation of Unions in Food Industry (SINDALIMENTA — FSIA), the Progress Through Education Foundation, the National Institute for Conflict Management (INMC), the “Life Without Violence” Association, the Institute for Social Policies, the Association for Good Government, the Association for Public Integrity and the “Leaders4Romania” Association.