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Government’s address on local elected officials’ special pensions, tackled on Jan. 20 by Constitutional Court

The address forwarded by the Government to the special pensions of the local elected officials will be tackled on January 20, 2016 by the Constitutional Court of Romania, a release by the CCR sent to Agerpres informs.

On December 26, the Romanian Government has notified the CCR regarding certain aspects of the Law on the special pensions of the mayors, deputy-mayors, presidents and deputy-presidents of county councils (the Law on amending and completion of Law no. 393/2004 on Local elected Statute.)

The Gov’t notification targets the violation of several articles of the Constitution referring to the set of a special privileges regime for certain local elected officials, the retroactive granting of special rights and failure to ensuring the financing for the newly created indemnities.

“As endorsed, there are at least 16,300 potential beneficiaries of the law. The budget effort in 2016 goes to 469 million lei. After taxing these sums, the budget deficit is worth 395 million lei, above the deficit agreed upon by the Parliament, and this will aggravate the stability of the fiscal framework. In addition, considering the retroactivity of the law, the number of beneficiaries could be higher, as it will be its impact upon the budget,” says the Government.

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