President Klaus Iohannis will meet on Tuesday at the Cotroceni Palace with Premier Viorica Dancila and Labor Minister Lia Olguta Vasilescu for talks on the effects of the enforcement of the law on the public sector payroll, the Presidential Administration announced.
PM Dancila: Wages and budget on discussion agenda
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Tuesday morning stated that the main topics to be tackled at the meeting with President Klaus Iohannis will be salaries and budget.
“Yes, today I’m going to Cotroceni. It seems to me natural, as I have stated at the inauguration, that I want to have a very good cooperation between institutions. This visit to Cotroceni falls into what I stated back then. The discussions will focus on salary system, budget. Therefore, these are the topics in general. After talking to the President I will give you more details,” Dancila mentioned.
The PM explained that the meeting with the head of state has been scheduled at the last meeting of Romania’s Supreme Council of National Defence (CSAT).
“I’ve discussed this matter when the CSAT meeting took place (…) a while back, two weeks ago I think. We talked then about a meeting in order to discuss these topics. Therefore, it’s not an invitation I wasn’t aware of or a surprise, we have talked back then, we only had to set the date,” Dancila pointed out.
When asked about the decline of contributions to the pillar pension II, the PM stated: “As you well known, the decrease of contributions to pillar II, from 5.1 to 3.75, has been made when switching contributions from the employer to the employee.”
“It looks like the wages didn’t increase everywhere and it resulted in this. Today, together with the Labour Minister, we are to analyse and offer a concrete response,” Dancila also stated.
She pointed out that the meeting at Cotroceni is aimed at finding solutions.
“It isn’t just to establish a thing, but to see the causes and, certainly, to double them with solutions for each and every case,” Dancila stated.