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Orban Gov’t takes responsibility in joint session of Parliament for three draft laws

The Senate and the Deputies’ Chamber gathered on Thursday in joint successive meetings for the Government to take responsibility on three draft laws.

According to the schedule, in the first joint meeting, the Government took responsibility for the draft law on some measures ensuring a good functioning of courts and Prosecutor’s Offices attached to them in 2020, the second joint meeting was aimed at the draft law for the amendment and supplementation of some normative acts in the area of passenger transport and the third joint meeting regards the draft law on approving caps of some indicators specified within the fiscal-budget framework on 2020.

 

Gov’t takes responsibility on draft law approving caps of some indicators specified in 2020 fiscal-budget framework

 

The Orban Government has taken responsibility in the joint plenary meeting of Parliament on Thursday on the draft law approving caps of some indicators specified within the fiscal-budget framework on 2020.

“Our goal is that the draft law on the state budget and the draft law on state insurance budget be adopted by 31 December. It’s vital for the good functioning of the Romanian economy, of public institutions, of local authorities, and for each Romanian individual to know very clearly what is happening next year, companies draw up their business plan, local authorities be able to adopt their budgets, and also public institutions know very well how to plan all their activities, public spending, and new investment projects not be blocked because it’s well known that until the adoption of the state budget law and until the adoption of local budgets no new investment objective can start and only investments started in the previous year or years may be continued,” Orban told the plenary meeting of Parliament.

He stated that in 2019, the budget deficit will exceed 4 pct of the GDP, claiming that in this context steps need to be taken to return the budget deficit under 3 pct.

“This objective may not be reached during 2020,” the Prime Minister added.

According to him, next year the pension law must be applied, as well as the law on wages in the public sector and other pieces of legislation that generate additional costs.

Ludovic Orban stated that the Government proposes until 2020 a 3.6 pct deficit of the GDP, and for 2021 – 3.34 pct, with the objective of reducing it in 2022 to under 3 pct.

Orban asserted that the cap on personnel spending for 2020 is 9.7 pct of the GDP, with the intention to reduce it by 2021 to 9.4 pct. The cap regarding the public debt for the end of 2020 is of maximum 40 pct of the GDP, the cap for reimbursable financing contracted by the administrative-territorial units or subdivisions was established at 1,200,000,000 RON, the cap regarding drawings from contracted or to be contracted reimbursable financing – at 1,300,000,000 RON, and the cap regarding the issuing of bonds by the Government through the Finance Ministry and administrative-territorial units and subdivisions for 2020 is set at 8,000,000,000 RON.

 

Orban Cabinet takes responsibility on postponing deadline for increasing seniority for magistrates’ accession to INM

 

The Orban Government has taken responsibility in the joint plenary meeting of Parliament on Thursday in respect to postponing the deadline for increasing seniority for magistrates’ accession to the National Institute of Magistracy (INM).

“The first draft law which the Government is taking responsibility for is the law regarding the admission contest to the INM. We had to amend the draft law following some amendments which were allowed,” Prime Minister Ludovic Orban told the plenary meeting of Parliament.

 

Gov’t takes responsibility for draft law regarding regulation of some measures in passenger transportation

 

The Orban Government has taken responsibility on Thursday, during the joint session of Parliament, for the draft law regarding the regulation of some measures in the passenger transportation field.

“The reason for which we decided to take responsibility for this draft law is that Government Ordinance No. 51, which was basically adopted to ensure the implementation of Regulation No. 1370, actually generated negative situations in the inter-county transportation system,” explained Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, during the plenary sitting of Parliament.

 

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