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April 11, 2021
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Dacian Ciolos: State leadership and politicians should be aware that Romania’s economy cannot be developed with state employees

Former PM Dacian Ciolos believes that the state’s leadership and the politicians should be aware that Romania’s economy cannot be developed if half of those who are capable to work are state employees, instead of working in the private sector.

Dacian Ciolos stated on Saturday at Cluj-Napoca, at the “Babes-Bolyai” University (UBB), at a debate on the Germany’s economic power, that the welfare expected by politicians will be seen in Romanians’ pockets if jobs are created in economy.

“The state’s leadership and the politicians should be aware that Romania’s economy cannot be developed if half of those who are capable to work are state employees and employment opportunities are created in the state environment, instead of the private sector. It’s important for us to be aware from where the welfare we’re talking about comes from, because this is what politicians want to see, they want to see welfare and economic growth in Romanians’ pockets. To reach Romanians’ pockets, this welfare must come from somewhere, and it doesn’t come for sure by creating jobs in the state environment, but by creating jobs in the economy Ciolos stated.

He says that the professional training system in Romania should be revised, so that people following vocational schools will not be considered culpable.

“They shouldn’t be urged to follow faculties in mass and get diplomas after diplomas, while those who follow vocational schools are debased in terms of public and social perception. The shortcut to this in Romania leads us to a collaboration with the private and performing industry field. This kind of things should be continued regardless of who is governing, if the purpose is to create welfare in Romania by producing added value, not by borrowing money to be reimbursed by the next generations” the former PM added.

Dacian Ciolos underlined that the political decision becomes populist in Romania and medium and long term decisions are not made, but short term decisions ensuring votes in elections are.

“It’s very difficult to see results from certain actions when you have a short period of time to take decisions, a few months pass and the others come and sweep everything. The most difficult moment for me wasn’t during the government, but after the government, in the first months after the new Government was established, when I saw that they swept the things we’ve done, only because we did them, and they didn’t. (…) Regardless of the Government that will rule Romania in the coming 5-10 years, nothing is possible without investments in infrastructure and in work force, education and health. We need honesty and sincerity in the manner of doing education and health, and then we should also invest money” Ciolos mentioned in the debate held in the Aula Magna of the Babes-Bolyai University (UBB), under the Autumn Festival of the German Economy, which was also attended by the Romanian Ambassador in Germany, Emil Hurezeanu, as well as by businessmen.

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