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April 18, 2021

PM Grindeanu after meeting FinMin, ANAF leadership: Situation of the collections in the first half of March is very good compared to that of the same period last year

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu said on Monday that in respect to the Finance Ministry and the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF) activity assessments will be made and pointed out that the situation of the collections in the first half of March is very good compared to that of the same period last year.

“I shall check things in regards to the measures that need to be taken not only at ANAF, together with the Finance Ministry, assessments will be made. I cannot speculate on rumours. These rumours haven’t originated in the government and I will not do this either, but each of the ministers is monitored in respect to how they implement the governance programme and assessments will be made when necessary,” Grindeanu said at the Palace of Parliament, asked whether he is pleased with the activity of the Finance Minister.

In respect to the data on the revenue collection, the PM said: “If we compare the first half of March 2017 to the first half of 2016, in March things fare very well. Much over one billion and a half, something of this sort compared to 2016. Let us draw the line on the 31st and see how it is.”

The PM mentioned that he had a meeting with the FinMin and the ANAF leadership on Monday.

“I will have these meetings on a weekly basis with the Finance Minister on the topics of budget revenue collections. It is a standard working meeting, I said I would have these meetings on a weekly basis on two areas – on what ANAF and the Finance Ministry mean, and another area – that of European Funds, where I monitor the progress made and it is a standard working meeting. I have been informed on the stage of implementing the 14 measures, the deadline is mid-April. Moreover, I have discussed possible legislative proposals to improve the activity, a working meeting,” the PM detailed.

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