Prime Minister Florin Citu believes that the vulnerable consumer law, which was adopted by Parliament on Tuesday, “is not enough for this winter.”
On the occasion of his visit to Ploiesti on Wednesday, he underscored that the government plans to adopt additional protection measures designed for people with low incomes, to compensate for the increases in their energy bill.
“The vulnerable consumer law was approved yesterday and I am glad that, after I insisted for a month, the Parliament finally found the time for it. For the law waited in the Romanian Parliament for several months, but there was no time for it. They voted it yesterday, finally. I want to see the exact details because I understood that there are some changes. We do have the resources, but this is not enough. The vulnerable consumer law is not enough for this winter. We need additional measures for this winter,” said the head of Executive.
Citu on increasing minimum salary: There is still difference between employers, trade unions
The head of Executive declared in Ploiesti that there is still a “not very big” difference between employers and unions regarding the increase in the minimum salary, showing that a consensus can be reached in this regard.
“I have always said that it must be a transparent formula, it should take into account the economic conditions and be a decision that we make and do not change every year. We had two objectives in yesterday’s discussion and both are achieved. One – the minimum salary should no longer be a political tool, and both employers and trade unions have agreed. Two – the proposal to increase the minimum salary came primarily from employers, so it was easy to agree that it should increase. In terms of percentage, there is still a not very big difference between employers and unions and, of course, after we agree on the formula to be used every year, we will also adopt the decision,” Citu said.
Asked what percentages were advanced, the Chief Executive answered that 8% by employers and 10% by unions.
“I say we can get along,” Citu concluded, according to Agerpres.