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PM Citu: I’ll leave for Brussels soon, we must think ways to speed up economic growth ; solution-successful PNNR

Prime Minister Florin announced on Monday that he will travel to Brussels in the coming days, stating that, at this moment, the Government must think of ways to speed up economic growth, the solution being that of having a “successful” National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNNR).

“Now I am focusing on what comes after the pandemic. (…) I will leave for Brussels in the next few days. The pandemic will pass, we have the doses and this situation will pass and we need to think about how to speed up economic growth in the next period. The solution we have now is to have a successful PNRR, to attract the 29.2 billion and I am telling you that it is possible and I believe that we will be among the only countries in the European Union that will attract all this money. With this money, we will be able to speed up or consolidate what we now have in economic growth, but to speed up economic growth and, in particular, the convergence process towards the European Union, a convergence process that has been slowed down or even reversed since 2007,” said Citu, at the Parliament Palace, Agerpres reports.

 

Romania is becoming competitive on the international market; exports increased by 3.9% in Q1

 

Prime Minister Florin Citu stated on Monday that Romania is becoming competitive on the international market, showing that, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS), exports increased by 3.9% in Q1.

“We have taken the best measures from an economic point of view and it can be seen. Romania is becoming competitive on the international market. INS says that the period January 1 – March 31, 2021, exports increased by 3.9% and compared to March 2020, exports in March 2021 increased by 20.1%,” Citu wrote on Monday on the Government’s Facebook page.

According to the National Institute of Statistics, in the first three months of the year, FOB exports amounted to 17.719 billion euros, and CIF imports 23.046 billion euros. Exports increased by 3.9% and imports rose by 7.1% in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2020.

In March, FOB exports amounted to 6.526 billion euros and CIF imports 8.782 billion euros, resulting in a deficit of 2.256 billion euros. Compared to March 2020, exports in March increased by 20.1% and imports by 20.6%, according to data published on Monday by INS.

 

5G draft law will be adopted by Parliament in emergency procedure, as established by the Government

 

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Monday that the 5G draft law will be adopted by Parliament in an emergency procedure, as established by the Government.

“From my point of view, things are very clear. It remains as the Government has established. I spoke with the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, members of Parliament. It will be an emergency procedure, this draft law will go in an emergency procedure. I expect the report to be this week in the Chamber of Deputies and, after that, to go to the Senate,” Citu said at the Parliament Palace.

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