A delegation of the National Council of Small and Medium-Sized Private Enterprises in Romania (CNIPMMR) met on Tuesday with Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca, one of the topics of discussion being the energy crisis, according to a press release issued by the employers’ organisation.
Thus, the CNIPMMR representatives discussed with the Prime Minister about the establishment of the way of analyzing / correcting / solving the electricity bills that have inconsistencies, about the regulation of energy prices, about drawing up programs for SMEs that provide the necessary electricity production for their own consumption, financed from the National Resilience and Recovery Plan (PNRR) and from the Environmental Fund, but also about earmarking for beneficiaries the funds provided by the Electric Up programme as well as about the off-shore law.
On the other hand, the representatives of the employers’ organisation approached the topic of using European funds, discussing with the Head of Government about Measure 4.1.1, increasing the allocation under the PNRR on the energy component, the accreditation of managing authorities and how to write eligible activities financing and establishment guidelines.
On social dialogue, CNIPMMR leaders submitted to the Head of Government their proposals for improving social dialogue through the active involvement of the social partners, not only at the level of central authorities but also at the level of local authorities, as well as in committees for monitoring and implementing national programmes. CNIPMMR leaders also endorsed the allocation of 2% of the national budget for the development of social dialogue and the strengthening of the institutional capacity of the social partners, but also the appointment of a person from the Prime Minister’s own apparatus directly in charge witj the proper functioning of the Advisory Council established on the level of the Government of Romania.
On debureaucratisation, CNIPMMR proposed to carry out an analysis on the application of some laws, such as the one of the public-private partnership, the law of prevention, the application / conduct of the SME test. At the same time, the need for the existence / conduct of risk analyses at the level of ministries for the legislative changes to be adopted was highlighted as well as the need for the adoption, every 3 months, of a package of measures aimed at debureaucratising and digitising the activity of public institutions.
With regard to fiscal policy, the National Council of SMEs conveyed to the PM that the current tax system applicable to micro-enterprises must be maintained and an analysis of the economic impact of overtaxation on labour is required. It is also necessary to establish / adopt a mechanism for determining the minimum wage, analyse the possibility of adopting measures to reward good paying economic agents in relation to the application of the tax amnesty measure, analyse / update the law providing for the settlement of sick leave and the introduction of the possibility of their compensation with the amounts due to the state budget, but also the implementation of e-invoicing programmes.
On the subject of preventing a food crisis, the leaders of the employers’ organisation called on the Prime Minister to urgently adopt a national strategy, implement programmes for agricultural production to ensure regional self-consumption, implement regional warehouses, implement the “Made in my country” programme and rebuild the national irrigation system, Agerpres informs.