Premier Viorica Dancila stated on Thursday, at the National Council of Pensioner Social Democrats, that she will not step down from the helm of the Government as long as she enjoys the support of the PSD President and of the ruling coalition. She said she is responsible and does not want to generate instability.
“On no account will I resign as long as I have the support of the party president, of the ruling coalition, and as long as I have your support,” Viorica Dancila stated, quoted by News.ro.
She claimed that she is responsible and does not want to generate instability.
“I’m a responsible person, I’ve been a member of the European Parliament for 9 years and I’m responsible toward the citizens of Romania and toward Romania, to walk on the right track, to not create instability in my country, because when you create instability the opinions from abroad are not the ones that matter for our country. I want each of us to see in Romania a role model, a role model created by PSD from the standpoint of economic growth, and I want to carry through the mandate that I started,” Viorica Dancila stated.
The PM underscored that she relies on the support of the pensioners.
“I am relying on your strength, your expertise, your support, and I think we can turn Romania into the country our pensioners and our children want, a country no one would want to leave any more, where we are capable of investments, a country with a governing program capable of moving 1,500,000 citizens to the middle class. I think we can do all this together,” Dancila said.
The head of the government also stressed that PSD looks at the pensioners as a priority.
“To the PSD, to me personally, to the party Chairman, Romania’s pensioners and pensioner organizations have always been a priority. While others have learned to conjugate the verbs ‘to cut’, ‘to pull down’, we have learned to conjugate verbs like ‘to grow’, ‘to build’ and, together with you, we have tried and will further try to set a solid foundation by building Romania brick by brick,” the PM said.
Dancila also emphasized the need for unity, commending the pensioners for never having moved away from this desideratum and from consensus.
“I know that we have the duty to take further what you have built. I want to carry this program through as long as I have the support of party Chairman Liviu Dragnea, and of the ruling coalition. I know there’s a lot to be done and I know something everyone in Romania must appreciate: that you have always talked of unity, consensus, wisdom, inter-generational unity, and now, in the year of the Centennial, we need all this,” Dancila said.
Dancila said that Romania is registering economic growth and is on the right track.
On Monday evening, President Klaus Iohannis said that Premier Viorica Dancila’s resignation is imperative in order “to make way for responsible and competent people.” “It is increasingly visible that Dragnea and his ilk have no solution for a good and efficient governance,” the President pointed out. Commenting on the budget execution registered during the first quarter this year, he added that PSD is unable to maintain order in public finances, and that, three Prime Minister and three Tax Authority directors later, the most visible effect is uncertainty and unpredictability.
“President Iohannis announces apocalyptic situation,while INS records highest increase of purchasing power in March”
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Thursday that, although President Klaus Iohannis announced “an apocalyptic situation in terms of economic results,” the National Institute of Statistics (INS) says that, in March, it was recorded “the highest increase of Romania’s wage purchasing power.”
“Although this week Mr President Iohannis announced that we have an apocalyptic situation in respect to the economic results of the first quarter, looks like yesterday the National Institute of Statistics announced us that in March 2018, it was recorded the highest increase of the wage purchasing power of Romania, both compared to February, the previous month, and after 1990. Thus, the National Institute of Statistics officially announced that the average income of Romania increased by 8.7 percent in March 2018 compared to February 2018,” Dancila told at the beginning of the Government sitting.
According to the Executive head, in the same period, the inflation stood at 0.3 percent, thus resulting a 8.4 percent increase of the purchasing power.
“The official data confirmed also that February 2018 was the month with the lowest unemployment of Romania, namely 3.94 percent,” Dancila stated.
President Klaus Iohannis stated on Monday that the development of the public finances is “totally unsatisfying,” context in which he reiterated that the resignation of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila is imperious.
“Overall, a totally unsatisfying development of the public finances. The resignation of Mrs Dancila is imperious in order to make room to some responsible and competent people and, in this context, it is increasingly visible that Dragnea and his kind have no solution for a good and efficient governance,” the head of state said at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.
The Premier also mentioned the promise she made PSD Chairman Liviu Dragnea that she will carry through the governing program, which has the pensioners at its core.
Referring to delays in the payment of pensions Dancila said the issue has been settled by decision of the PSD National Standing Bureau so that all pension dues by paid by the 15th of each month.