The Plus leader, former PM Dacian Ciolos, stated for Digi 24 that the solution for the current situation is to change the Government, to have early elections, to re-legitimate certain political forces in Parliament, which will come with a recovery plan for the economy, and appreciated that Romania is in a budget crisis, but it still can avoid the economic crisis.
“From my point of view, the solution is to change the Government, to have early elections, to re-legitimate certain political forces in Parliament, which will come with a recovery plan for the economy, not to be too late. We are in a budget crisis, this is clear. We still can avoid the economic crisis. But if things will continue like this… There are solutions for this”, Ciolos stated.
He noted that as a result of Gov’t Emergency Ordinance (GEO) 114, the banks become more cautious, they will reduce loans or increase costs.
“While unpredictability occurs through frequent changes of the Tax Code and measures that discourage investments, the banks or the state companies are surcharged. The result is that investments are stopped, the banks are no longer able to give loans, the economy is blocked”, the former PM explained.
He believes that “we must make the transition to the consumption-based economic model, an economic model based on investments, in order to be able to pay pensions and salaries”.
“I believe that we don’t have to reduce them if measures are taken timely in order to increase investments, create well-paid jobs, stop the ‘hemorrhage’ of the workforce”, Dacian Ciolos stressed.