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January 25, 2022
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Ciolacu, after PNL-PSD negotiations: Experts assess 2-3 integrated packages on pensions, allowances and salaries for increases as of January 1

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairman Marcel Ciolacu said, after the negotiations with the National Liberal Party (PNL) on Sunday, that experts were assessing the budget impact for two-three integrated packages on pensions, allowances and salaries, and the results would be presented in the coming week.

The simulations are aimed at an integrated package and several increases are taken into account starting January 1, according to Ciolacu.

“We have two-three simulations and we are expecting the Finance Ministry to calculate the impact. They are all aimed at increases. (…) I believe next week we’ll be able to present the entire chapter on Labour. (…) There will be several increases from January 1. (…) There are two-there variants also depending on the budget impact, as we also have to build next year’s budget,” said Ciolacu.

He underscored that there would be a pension increase.

Asked about an increase in public employees’ salaries, the PSD leader avoided to give an answer, showing that the result of those simulations needed to be analysed first. “Let us come with the entire package and present it,” Marcel Ciolacu said, according to Agerpres.

 

Solidarity tax would be introduced in budget law, it does not target middle class income

 

Ciolacu also reiterated his support for the solidarity tax, pointing out that it would be introduced in the budget law and would not affect middle-class incomes.

According to him, the tax would be introduced in the budget law, which will be debated in December, to be enforced immediately after adoption.

The Social Democrat leader stressed that it was a small tax, in the context of a “huge discrepancy” in society.

Asked if the tax system would change, Ciolacu said “no,” but added that the introduction of the global income tax was a “challenge for any government” and would be discussed in the coming years, 2022, 2023, process in which foreign experts could also be consulted.

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