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Ludovic Orban: PNL to table next week motion against Health Minister

The National Liberal Party (PNL) will table next week a motion against Health Minister Sorina Pintea, announced on Sunday in Botosani PNL leader Ludovic Orban.

According to him, the motion to be lodged with the Deputies Chamber, will refer to “the absolutely catastrophic state in the health care system,” especially the imbalances created through the wage rises in the system, but also the lack of support for ambulatory and family medicine.

The Liberal leader maintains that through the decisions made by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) – Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) governing coalition, the public health care system has been “smashed to smithereens”, underscoring that the health care system cannot solely be upheld by physicians, but by all the professional categories that activate within it.

On the other hand, the PNL leader accuses the current Gov’t for not having made any investments in ambulatory and family medicine, and also for treating preventive medicine “as a Cinderella” and family physicians as “enemies of the medical system.”

 

Liberals  to initiate national campaign of information and awareness raising on pension Pillar II

 

He announced that  the Liberals will initiate a national campaign to inform citizens and raise their awareness regarding the role and importance of pension Pillar II.

According to him, the campaign will take place against the backdrop of the current governing coalition’s (Social Democratic Party, PSD and Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, ALDE, ed.n.) “attempt to nationalize pension Pillar II.”

“There are currently 4.1 million Romanians who have contributed to pension Pillar II, whose many deposited in individual accounts, money that is each contributor’s property, are endangered by the current government and the PSD – ALDE coalition. The Government’s clear intent is to get hold of this money in three steps. The first step has already been made: the reduction of the contribution percentage from 5.1 percent to 3.75 percent, although, in compliance with the law adopted on pension Pillar II, the contribution percentage should increase to 6 percent. The second step to be carried out, from our information, will be to amend the law, so as to determine as many employees who contribute to pension Pillar II not to contribute anymore (…). The third step is, that through the reduction of the number of contributors, private managers lose their interest and all the money come under the government’s administration,” Orban stated.

Orban maintains that there are over nine billion euro in the accounts of over 4 million Romanians who contributed to pension Pillar II, money “those in power are desperate for.”

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