Interim Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu has stated on Monday, on his Facebook page, that extending the state of emergency without a minimum guarantee that the “correct and necessary” measures are to be taken to prevent an economic disaster “would be totally unwise.”
He requested President Klaus Iohannis and the National Liberal Party (PNL) that the extension of the state of emergency be mandatory accompanied by several things: transparency of information, of the decisions and acquisitions made by the Government during the state of emergency, a short and medium-term action plan in the healthcare area for testing the population, a mandatory condition for the rapid return to work and the resumption of economic activities, economic and social measures for the citizens and the business milieu, in order to protect the purchasing power of Romanians, keeping jobs and limiting the effects of the economic crisis (those taken until now are unenforceable and insufficient), major investments projects that the Government will start during the state of emergency to restart the economy, measures to be taken during the state of emergency in agriculture in order to limit the effects of drought and ensure the necessary food for the population.
“The PSD fully understand the need not to endanger people’s health! However, at the same time, I believe that every Romanian expects a clear perspective from President Iohannis and the Government. We won’t agree to have another month wasted for the citizens and for the economy,” Ciolacu said.