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National Committee for Emergency Situations to be headed by Prime Minister Ludovic Orban

The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU, ed. n.) will be headed by Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and will convene as such in the first meeting on Thursday evening, the Minister of the Interior, Marcel Vela announced.

“The National Committee [National Committee for Emergency Situations – n.r.] will function under the direct leadership of the Prime Minister and will have 3 Vice-Presidents in the person of the Minister of the Interior, the Minister of Public Works, given that at the county level the presidents of the county councils are also part of the County Committee for Emergency Situations and so do the vice-presidents, and the Chief Secretary of the Department for Emergency Situations. At the same time, we have also included several members in this committee, such as the Inspector General of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations or the Managing Director of the General Directorate of Operational Management with the Interior Ministry,” Marcel Vela said at the end of the government meeting.

Vela specified that, on the basis of the Emergency Ordinance approved by the Government, the first meeting in the new form and in the new name – the National Committee for Emergency Situations – will be convened on Thursday evening.

 

Turcan: Disconnections of consumers from gas, electricity, sewerage and sanitation grids, forbidden during state of alert

 

The government has decided that during the state of alert, the disconnections of consumers from the gas, electricity, sewerage and sanitation grids are forbidden, Deputy Prime Minister Raluca Turcan announced on Thursday, after the government meeting.

The Government has also decided to extend, until June 15, the deadline by which applications for the suspension of installments can be submitted to credit institutions, as well as the deadline for the issuing of emergency certificates, added Turcan.

 

Furlough to be extended until 1 June

 

The government decided on Thursday to extend the furlough until 1 June, with the possibility of maintaining this form of support in areas that will continue to be restricted, depending on the evolution of the epidemiological situation, Deputy Prime Minister Raluca Turcan announced.

“We are talking about employees with individual employment contracts, but also about liberal professions, authorised individuals (PFA) and other categories of professionals. Our stated intention is, therefore, to grant this form of support and, in parallel, to come up with active measures strating with 1 June,” Raluca Turcan said, at the end of the government meeting.

She stressed that the measure is part of an Emergency Ordinance adopted by the Executive to extend support measures in several areas, including social protection, for people and companies after the state of emergency period.

“These measures will apply for a limited period of time and only in some areas for which restrictions will be maintained, they will go in parallel with the active measures to relaunch the economy and support targeted for vulnerable categories,” Turcan added.

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