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March 2, 2021
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PSD Sen. Zamfir: I publicly call on PM Ludovic Orban to delay utility prices’ liberalisation

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Senator Daniel Zamfir called on Prime Minister Ludovic Orban to postpone the liberalisation of utility prices through a Government decision, because “this will have extremely serious consequences”.

“The Ciolos government (17 November 2015 – 4 January 2017, ed. n.) has decided that the liberalisation of utility prices should be done a year earlier than expected. We urgently request that the Prime Minister, in a decision of the Government, decide to postpone the liberalisation of prices as this liberalisation will have extremely serious consequences,” Zamfir said on Sunday in a press conference held at PSD headquarters.

He announced, on the other hand, that in the coming weeks “several important laws will be adopted in the Chamber of Deputies” that have already passed the Senate and refer to “protecting people from the abuses of banks, NFIs (non-bank financial institutions, ed. n.), executors”.

“In the coming weeks the PSD will vote in the Chamber of Deputies on the law on the cap on interest, will vote on the law on protecting people against forced executions and the law which concerns that the price of the contract to utilities and services will be expressed only in lei (national currency, ed. n.). Enough of Romania’s population has undeservedly borne the devaluation of the national currency in relation to foreign currencies. As such, the price for utilities and services will be expressed in lei,” Zamfir added, according to Agerpres.

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