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August 18, 2022

Ciolacu: PSD agrees with rotation system for PM, we are waiting for PNL to decide

PSD (Social Democratic Party) leader Marcel Ciolacu said on Tuesday, at the end of negotiations with representatives of PNL (National Liberal Party), UDMR (Democratic Union of Hungarians of Romania) and minorities, that the Social Democrats had agreed on a rotation of prime ministers and it was the Liberals’ turn to make a decision in this regard.

“At the moment, there is this decision of PSD, that we agree with the rotation. We also expect a decision from PNL in this regard. And, after there is a decision that PNL also accepts the rotation, then we will negotiate and decide. However, I think that the parliamentary weights matter the most in a negotiation. (…) PSD is ready to carry out all possible negotiations in order to unblock this situation,” said the Social Democrat leader, at the Parliament Palace.


The social chapter will certainly close on Wednesday


SocDem national leader also said on Tuesday, at the end of discussions on a governing agenda with the National Liberal Party (PNL), the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) and representatives of the national minorities in Parliament, that the negotiations on the social chapter are to be concluded on Wednesday.

According to the Social-Democratic leader, royalties have a small impact on the national budget, at 1.6 billion lei, and these aspects have to be regulated.

“The social chapter will certainly close tomorrow, after all the impacts are brought to us. We looked for areas where the government does not have enough receipts, for example royalties, and the impact was removed from the Ministry of Finance and we will see in a law how we can regulate things compared with other countries in Europe. At the moment [royalties] have a very small impact on the national budget in terms of receipts (…) We want to see what the laws are all around Europe and to adapt them in Romania as well,” he explained, according to Agerpres.

Asked if PSD had given up on a surcharge on large fortunes, Ciolacu denied, mentioning that the impact of such a measure is under scrutiny.



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